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American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.

23 hours ago

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

04/28/2015

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Kentucky Derby Preview: American Pharoah, Dortmund Favorites To Win

The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.

04/28/2015

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: California Chrome Runs For Redemption

All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.

10/29/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.

06/06/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 5, 2014  in Elmont,  New York. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Stars Align For Triple Crown Chance

Tens of thousands of people are set to show up for the Belmont Stakes, as a horse has a chance at history.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower.

05/15/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes.

05/14/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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