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  1. Robby Albarado and John Velazquez: A tale of two jockeys at the K...

    Pat Forde

    The Derby almost always has a jarring plot twist, but this was an all-timer. John Velazquez was given the keys to Animal Kingdom and Robby Albarado wound up watching his mount surge to glory on the home stretch with a complete stranger on his back.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  2. 2011 Kentucky Derby: Kathy Ritvo gets chance of a lifetime

    Pat Forde

    A rejuvenated Kathy Ritvo is waiting to live out a thoroughbred trainer's wildest dream -- she will saddle a horse Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  3. Calvin Borel's 2011 odyssey: A ride for Mr. Kentucky Derby

    Pat Forde

    How did Calvin Borel, the best Kentucky Derby jockey of his era, almost end up without a mount for Saturday's race?

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  4. Pat Forde: Baffert's leap sets up Lucky's victory

    Pat Forde

    Saturday, Lookin At Lucky and jockey Martin Garcia made trainer Bob Baffert look like a prophet.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2010
  5. Pat Forde: Looking for some luck

    Pat Forde

    We've been lookin' at unlucky in the colt's past two races, the Santa Anita Derby and the Kentucky Derby. The breaks have been so bad, you'd think Lookin At Lucky was from Cleveland.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2010
  6. Pat Forde: Truth in advertising

    Pat Forde

    A semi-raunchy ad campaign is beneath the dignity of the Preakness? For real?

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  7. Pat Forde: Solid gold in the saddle

    Pat Forde

    Calvin Borel's delightfully quirky Cajun description of himself as "sound as a dollar brass" notwithstanding, the 43-year-old jockey is solid gold right now.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  8. Pat Forde: Borel-Pletcher proves to be super combo on Kentucky De...

    Pat Forde

    Todd Pletcher watched the Kentucky Derby on a TV in the horsemen's lounge at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2010
  9. Pat Forde: Woolley still revels in Kentucky Derby shocker

    Pat Forde

    Chip Woolley is back at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  10. Horse racing: Pat Forde: The making of 'Legends'

    Pat Forde

    Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable won't have a Kentucky Derby starter this year, but not because of a lack of effort or expenditure

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  11. Calvin Borel is suddenly riding the rails to stardom

    Pat Forde

    Calvin Borel was seemingly born to ride, but who knew he was destined for stardom? At age 40, the likable Louisianian suddenly finds himself in the home stretch of a long journey that has him poised on the precipice of Triple Crown history.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  12. Rachel Alexandra's running in the Preakness is a bold shot in the...

    Pat Forde

    Rachel Alexandra is more than just a great horse. Her story is the kind of shot in the arm horse racing needs.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  13. Tom McCarthy and General Quarters: Two minutes to a lifelong drea...

    Pat Forde

    Tom McCarthy, a retired principal who spent $20,000 on General Quarters, gets a chance to realize a lifelong dream at Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  14. Veterinarian: Horse racing will ban steroid use

    Pat Forde

    The steroid era in American thoroughbred racing will be over in 2009, noted track veterinarian Larry Bramlage told ESPN.com Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2008
  15. Racing needs to look at breeding, medication, surfaces and more

    Pat Forde

    Eight Belles' death prompted much hand-wringing in the racing industry. Solutions are not easy to come by.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2008
  16. Sanan spends plenty; he wants a Derby to show for it

    Pat Forde

    Satish Sanan knows horse racing is a "high-risk, high-reward game." He has spent plenty; will this year's Kentucky Derby finally be his payoff?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2007