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  1. All Squared Away upsets Lexington

    Marty McGee

    Derby implications? Um, not this year. A 70-1 shot named All Squared Away was a stunning winner Saturday of the Grade 3, $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  2. Union Rags KDFW favorite

    Marty McGee

    Racing fans were undeterred by Union Rags being defeated Saturday as an odds-on choice in the Florida Derby when settling on the colt as a lukewarm 9-2 favorite in the third and final pool of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  3. Pool 3 of Future Wager features seven new horses

    Marty McGee

    The results of several key prep races in recent weeks have led to seven new names for the third and final pool of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  4. State of Play looks to rebound in Battaglia

    Marty McGee

    Graham Motion brought a horse to Turfway Park nearly a year ago to see whether he fit in the Kentucky Derby scheme.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  5. Field a heavy favorite, Algorithms at 8-1 on morning line

    Marty McGee

    As legendary as he has become, Barbaro was something of an outsider at 19-1 in Pool 1 of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager before going on to win.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  6. General Quarters retired from racing

    Marty McGee

    General Quarters, the two-time Grade 1 winner who made his septuagenarian owner-trainer one of the most popular Kentucky Derby stories of recent years, was retired Monday after finishing last of 13 in the Clark Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  7. Jockey Calvin Borel arrested for DWI

    Marty McGee

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel was arrested and jailed Saturday night in Evansville, Ind., for driving under the influence.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  8. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to have surgery, finished fo...

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is through racing this year after being diagnosed with a slab fracture in his left hock, it was announced Wednesday by Barry Irwin, who heads the Team Valor International partnership that owns the colt.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  9. Nehro works sharply at Churchill

    Marty McGee

    Nehro, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who figures as one of the favorites for the Belmont Stakes, had a sharp workout early Monday at Churchill Downs when going six furlongs in 1:12.20 in the company of Dominus, his Steve Asmussen-trained stablemate.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  10. Animal Kingdom's rally falls short in Preakness

    Marty McGee

    Velazquez said the colt recoiled a bit from the dirt hitting him in the face and chest during the early stages and might have momentarily lost the focus required to stay closer.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  11. Animal Kingdom given strong gallop over Tapeta surface

    Marty McGee

    It isn't that Animal Kingdom can't handle crowds and chaos. By winning the 137th Kentucky Derby amid all its sound and fury, the colt surely demonstrated certain degrees of resilience and adaptability.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  12. Nehro's work tempts owner to send him to Pimlico

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro breezed a half-mile in 50.80 seconds over a sloppy Churchill Downs racetrack early Monday morning, leaving Zayat trying to decide whether to send the colt to the $1 million Preakness.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  13. Churchill Downs: Aikenite nails Apriority

    Marty McGee

    Aikenite was up in the final jump to nail Apriority on the wire in the 77th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby undercard Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  14. Kentucky Derby draw: Dialed In post 8; Uncle Mo 18

    Marty McGee

    Dialed In was assigned post 8 in a full field of 20 3-year-olds entered to run Saturday in the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Morning line odds had yet to be assigned by track linemaker Mike Battaglia.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  15. Kentucky Derby: Trainers play guessing game with weather at Churc...

    Marty McGee

    Looking to alleviate that stress from his life, Durkin will no longer be the voice of the Triple Crown, deciding not to seek a renewal of his contract with NBC Sports, with whom he has been affiliated for 27 years.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  16. Churchill Downs: Derby Trial draws nine for opener

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby week at Churchill Downs will start in earnest in the dark - and that's not to poke fun at the thousands of fans who admit to being clueless about which horse might win the 137th Derby here May 7.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011