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The Preakness is upon us, and with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom installed as the worthy 2-1 Morning Line favourite, there is not too much left to ponder except what to do to watch and/or celebrate the race. We all know that the Kentucky Derby is about fancy hats, mint juleps and red roses. What [...]

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In his first race over a dirt surface, 20-1 shot Animal Kingdom came home first in Saturday’s 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Graham Motion, Animal Kingdom won in front of a record-setting crowd of 164,858 at Churchill Downs. Animal Kingdom came from off the pace to pay [...]

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If you’re not going to make it to Kentucky this year for the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, there are a few options for celebrating around town. First, the obvious: Hastings Park is going to be going live from Churchill Downs starting at 8:30am. Doors open at 8:00am and the Kentucky Derby is Race [...]

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Fancy hats and fedoras were on display today as a good sized crowd turned out on a brisk but sunny opening day at Hastings Racecourse. The track put together a solid card, including a $75,000 optional claiming feature for 3 year-olds won by Riversedge Racing Stables’ Bond James Bond, who was the champion 2 year-old [...]

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