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  1. No trouble at all

    Bill Finley

    Vicar's in Trouble drew the post position that most trainers dread, but he can still find himself in the winner's circle on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  2. Wanting Asmussen in the Kentucky Derby

    Bill Finley

    When Tapiture goes to the gate in Saturday's Arkansas Derby, many in the horse racing industry will be rooting against him. I, however, will be cheering the colt on to victory.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  3. Behind the Pletcher numbers

    Bill Finley

    Trainer Todd Pletcher nominated 42 horses to the Triple Crown. But will that get him to the Churchill Downs winner's circle in May?

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  4. Todd Pletcher has it all for Kentucky Derby and Oaks

    Bill Finley

    The odds were in Todd Pletcher's favor in the Kentucky Oaks when Princess of Sylmar ran to an upset win. Will fortune be so favorable in Saturday's Derby?

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  5. Top 10 Breeders' Cup moments

    Bill Finley

    From someone who has covered all but two Breeders' Cups, here are my 10 most memorable moments.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  6. Bill Finley: Bo-Rail? Not exactly

    Bill Finley

    Is the legend of Calvin Borel really a myth?

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  7. Churchill stewards again in question

    Bill Finley

    The player has to go home from the races feeling he or she got a fair shake. For the second straight year, it didn't happen.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  8. Trianer Lukas has ideas for the Cup

    Bill Finley

    Wayne Lukas' barn on the Churchill Downs backstretch may not be the place to find live Breeders' Cup contenders ...

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  9. Hey, Breeders' Cup: Hit the road

    Bill Finley

    There will be a ton of money bet a week from Saturday at Churchill and a lot of people in the seats. It's just that there should be more to the Breeders' Cup than that.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  10. Bill Finley: Team Valor to pay Robby Albarado

    Bill Finley

    Barry Irwin, the president of Team Valor International, has agreed to compensate Robby Albarado, the jockey originally named to ride Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  11. Bill Finley: The new face of horse racing

    Bill Finley

    OK, Barry Irwin is not the most diplomatic person, maybe he picked the wrong time and place to make his infamous "I got tired of trainers lying to me" comment.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  12. Bill Finley: Napravnik on pace to break Krone's records

    Bill Finley

    Rosie Napravnik, just 23, will be aboard Pants On Fire when the horses charge out of the gate Saturday at Churchill Downs. In the process, she will become just the sixth woman to ride in America's most important horse race.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  13. Bill Finley: The most inscrutable two minutes in sports

    Bill Finley

    This year's Kentucky Derby isn't a horse race. It is mass confusion.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  14. Bill Finley: Blind Luck -- Delta Jackpot + Victory = Kentucky Der...

    Bill Finley

    There's nothing wrong with winning a race where the top prize is $600,000, but it's not exactly the purse itself. It's where the $600,000 gets you.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  15. Bill Finley: Zenyatta was never better

    Bill Finley

    This was unquestionably the best race of Zenyatta's career. Even in defeat, she proved a tremendous amount.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  16. Bill Finley: Setting up the Cup

    Bill Finley

    Just about everyone will be rooting for Zenyatta to pull this off. Will she?

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010