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  1. A clean horse and the Kentucky Derby

    Bill Finley

    There is a potential Kentucky Derby contender that never runs on any drug, including Lasix.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  2. Uncle Sigh a good horse for a great cause

    Bill Finley

    Owner Chip McEwen III saw an opportunity to make a difference and he took it and ran with it.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  3. Kentucky Derby Trail 2013 - Bill Finley: Derby Day won't be Ladie...

    Bill Finley

    Qualifying for the Kentucky Derby was changed this year, and the new points system ought to have females everywhere up in arms.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  4. Kentucky Derby Trail 2013 - Bill Finley: The Derby name game

    Bill Finley

    You can't name a thoroughbred race horse just anything.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  5. Bill Finley: Ranking the Derby contenders

    Bill Finley

    Picking the Derby 5 1/2 minutes before post time is often an exercise in futility, so trying to figure out the outcome 5 1/2 months out is sheer insanity.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  6. Bill Finley: Bodemeister should win chalky Preakness

    Bill Finley

    The Preakness is usually the antithesis of the Kentucky Derby. It's a race where form holds up, there's not much in the way of surprises and the contenders come through.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Bill Finley: A racing resurgence at Tioga Downs

    Bill Finley

    A look at the main contenders for Horse of the Year and their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  9. Bill Finley: Handicapping the HOY race, Part II

    Bill Finley

    A look at the main contenders for Horse of the Year and their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  10. Handicapping the 2010 Horse of the Year race

    Bill Finley

    We are about to come to the halfway point of 2010, which makes this as good a time as any to examine what is already a fascinating race for the Horse of the Year title.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  11. Bill Finley: Getting worked up about workouts

    Bill Finley

    I pay zero attention to Kentucky Derby workouts, what anyone says about Kentucky Derby workouts and particularly what the trainer has to say about a Kentucky Derby workout.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  12. Bill Finley: Picking a Sprint champion

    Bill Finley

    Though not nearly as contentious or as fascinating as the battle for Horse of the Year, the race for the sprint title is another that has voters divided.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  13. Kentucky Derby Rumblings

    Bill Finley

    Europeans need to do their part to make the Kentucky Derby Challenge concept work. This year's running featured 14 horses, none of whom belong anywhere near the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2009
  14. Weekend in review: A look back at Saturday's derby preps

    Bill Finley

    It was a busy and conclusive Saturday for dozens of Kentucky Derby contenders as four major preps separated the contenders from the pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  15. Weekend in review: A look back at Saturday's derby preps

    Bill Finley

    It was a busy and conclusive Saturday for dozens of Kentucky Derby contenders as four major preps separated the contenders from the pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  16. Suitable name for Roussel's Derby contender

    Bill Finley

    Louie Roussel obviously knew he had a good one when he named Recapturetheglory, the winner of last weekend's Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008