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Keeneland to run its final races on Polytrack

In this Oct. 6, 2006 file photo, the field breaks from the starting gate in the first race of Keeneland's fall meet in Lexington, Ky. When Keeneland's spring meet closes Friday, April 25, 2014, an era will end with it. It will mark the scenic track's last card using the synthetic Polytrack surface. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — When Keeneland’s spring meet ends Friday, so will an era.

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Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

New track announcer Larry Collmus checks out his booth high atop the grandstand at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Collmus replaces British announcer Mark Johnson, who had called Churchill races since 2009. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From his perch with a panoramic view of the world’s most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby.

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NBC adding Weir, Lipinski to Derby

This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Johnny Weir, left, and Tara Lipinski at the Oscars in Los Angeles. NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as fashion correspondents on its Kentucky Derby coverage next week, further evidence of how the network's coverage is reflecting one of the most female-friendly televised sporting events of the year. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents next week, illustrating how the network’s coverage now reflects one of the most female-friendly televised sporting events of the year.

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Tadesee wins Kentucky Derby Marathon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Birhanu Tadesee won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on Saturday in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 54 seconds.

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