Kentucky Derby

American stakes race for Thoroughbreds, part of the Triple Crown

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The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds.

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War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his..
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War of Will wins the Preakness in a race lacking star power. It was the first time since 1996 that the Kentucky Derby winner didn't run in Preakness.
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The owner of Maximum Security wants a rematch
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The Latest: Infield crowd sparse hours before Preakness without Kentucky Derby winner
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'Vanilla' Preakness still has intrigue even with no Kentucky Derby winner and no Triple Crown possibility
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