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Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

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Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. He became the first horse to skip the Derby and win the second leg of the Triple Crown since filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009. “Some of the…

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

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Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The win gives trainer Todd Pletcher his second Derby win. Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Always Dreaming covered the 1 1/4-mile track in 2:03.59. Always Dreaming overtook early favorite Classic Empire as the betting choice on Saturday morning, briefly sharing…

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Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victory

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Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday, improving to 8-0 in his career as the fourth consecutive favorite to win the race. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.31. The 3-year-old colt became the eighth unbeaten winner in the race’s 142-year history. He paid $6.60, $4.80 and $3.60 as the 2-1 favorite in the full field of 20 horses. Nyquist delivered a second Derby win for Gutierrez, trainer Doug O’Neill and owner…

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Nyquist tries to follow American Pharoah at Kentucky Derby

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Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn’t getting the respect expected for the only undefeated horse in the race. Nyquist heads into the Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs as the early 3-1 favorite in a full field of 20 horses. Deservedly so, based on a resume that includes being a champion at age two,…

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With a once-in-a-generation environmental crisis threatening state — and a $2.7 million legal judgment against him – Rep. Chris Dorworth still found time to attend Kentucky Derby

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***Updated: It appears Rep. Dorworth has taken down the incriminating photos of his trip to the Kentucky Derby.*** Oh, I don’t know, I’d think with a once-in-a-generation environmental crisis looming off the coast of Florida, not to mention a $2.7 million judgment hanging over my head, the last place a future Speaker of the Florida House would want to be seen is the Kentucky Derby. But that’s where Representative Chris Dorworth was on Saturday. I’m just going to assume that…

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Monday’s Mayoral Wrap-up

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The Kentucky Derby on Saturday was a disappointment to chalk gamblers everywhere, but a reminder to the rest of us that long shots do, in fact, win. The horse that won Derby was a 56-1 underdog. In fact, the owner had paid only $9,500 in a market that usually runs to six figures. In other words, Paul Congemi won the Kentucky Derby. Oh, and by the way, the morning line favorite finished 19 out of 20, which reinforces the point…

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