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August 16, 2017
Hot Shot Kid, ridden by Alex Canchari, runs for first in the $50,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The race was for 3-year old Minnesota-bred colts and geldings.  (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Horse breeding in Minnesota is a high-risk, high-reward business
August 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
June 10, 2017
Tapwrit (2) with jockey Jose Ortiz comes in first during the 2017 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday, June 10. (Nicole Sweet / USA TODAY Sports)
Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes
June 10, 2017 - 8:12pm
May 20, 2017
Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing (2) races John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (4) during the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 20. Cloud Computing won in an upset, ending any chance for a horse racing Triple Crown this year. Amber Searls / USA TODAY Sports)
Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth
May 20, 2017 - 7:41pm
May 7, 2017
John Velazquez, right, aboard Always Dreaming, leads Flavien Prat aboard Battle of Midway (11) at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Brian Spurlock / USA TODAY Sports
Derby winner Always Dreaming heading to Preakness early
May 7, 2017 - 5:27pm
May 6, 2017
Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (5) leads the field at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6. (Mark Zerof /USA TODAY Sports)
Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby
May 6, 2017 - 8:15pm
Kentucky Derby hopeful Classic Empire exercises during morning workouts at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, May 3. (Jamie Rhodes / USA TODAY Sports)
Rain forecast for Saturday's Kentucky Derby
May 6, 2017 - 12:04am
June 8, 2015
Jockey Victor Espinoza, aboard American Pharoah, passes the finish line to win the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes as well as the Triple Crown on Saturday in Elmont, New York. USA TODAY Sports.
Horse Racing: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah gets deserved rest
June 8, 2015 - 12:47am
May 4, 2015
American Pharoah, 18, passes Firing Lane to win the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Lousiville. USA TODAY Sports.
Horse Racing: American Pharoah wins Derby
May 4, 2015 - 12:29am
May 2, 2015
Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez works out American Pharaoh trained by Bob Baffert at Churchill Downs on Thursday. USA TODAY Sports.
Kentucky Derby: Baffert seeks 1-2 Derby finish
May 2, 2015 - 12:31am
June 7, 2014
USA TODAY Sports
Horse trainer Art Sherman (in white) looks on as California Chrome gets a bath after a morning workout on Friday in preparation for the 2014 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Belmont Stakes: Sherman’s patience finally pays off with Chrome
June 7, 2014 - 12:00am
May 19, 2014
USA TODAY Sports
California Chrome is walked back to the barn after the 139th Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Horse Racing: Chrome’s nasal strips cleared for Belmont
May 19, 2014 - 11:41pm
May 4, 2014
USA TODAY Sports
Victor Espinoza aboard California Chrome (5) passes Martin Garcia aboard Chitu (13) during the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
Horse Racing: California Chrome owners turn attention to Preakness
May 4, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 17, 2013
Orb favored to take Preakness, set up Triple try
May 17, 2013 - 11:37pm
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