Justify's legacy? The key player on a horse racing 'dream team'
Justify was the key player on a horse racing "dream team" -- the best trainer of all time (confirmed Saturday) in Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame jockey in Mike Smith who made all the right moves and a thoroughbred whose name will rise above them all.
The scene from Belmont: No pandemonium, but history
Just three years removed from the most recent Triple Crown, the 90,000 who showed up to cheer Justify were not turning their noses up at a chance to witness history.
Preakness win was imperfect, but Triple Crown in focus for Baffert, Justify
Justify might not have given a legendary performance in his Preakness win, but the victorious chapter at soggy Pimlico moved confident trainer Bob Baffert & Co. one step closer to a storybook finish at Belmont.
Justify's impressive Kentucky Derby win sets bar firmly at 'Triple Crown'
Justify ended the so-called "Curse of Apollo," becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old. Now, with Justify showing Triple Crown-type ability, the focus becomes ending a much shorter drought for the sport.
Photos: A soggy day at Churchill Downs
While the grounds at Churchill Downs are typically filled with hats everywhere, this year it was the rain that took center stage at the 144th Kentucky Derby. See what it looked like in Louisville as three inches of rain fell during the run for the roses.
Can Gayle Benson add Kentucky Derby win to successful portfolio?
Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, also owns thoroughbreds. After supporting her Pelicans in a Friday night playoff game, she'll be watching Lone Sailor run at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
What you should care about at the 2018 Kentucky Derby
Justify's attempt to become the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without having made at least one start as a 2-year-old leads the top storylines at Churchill Downs this weekend.
Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish
In his 14th try at horse racing's most grueling jumps race, Davy Russell rode Tiger Roll to a photo-finish win at the Grand National Steeplechase.
Friday Race of the Day
Race #7 at Santa Anita Park is the race of the day for Friday, March 2, 2018.
Delta Downs takes the spotlight in this edition of DRF Bets Formulator Angle.
The Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park is in the spotlight in this edition of DRF's Derby Watch.
Kentucky Oaks Countdown
Midnight Bisou is in the spotlight in this edition of Kentucky Oaks Countdown.
DRF Breeding Report
Kentucky Derby prospects Justify and Magnum Moon take the spotlight in this edition of the DRF Breeding Report.
Wednesday Race of the Day
Rae #9 at Gulfstream Park is the race of the day for Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Thursday Race of the Day
Race #3 at Oaklawn Park is the race of the day for Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Wednesday Spot Play
Matt Bernier reveals Wednesday's DRF Bets Spot Play from Tampa Bay Downs.
Formulator Angle: Tampa Bay Downs
Andrew Champagne reveals Wednesday's DRF Bets Formulator Fact from Tampa Bay Downs.
Formulator Angle: Sunland Park
Andrew Champagne reveals Tuesday's DRF Bets Formulator Fact from Sunland Park.
Race Replay: Hal's Hope Stakes
Economic Model battles Irish War Cry in the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park on February 24, 2108.
Sunday Race of the Day
The Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park is the race of the day for Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Spring Fever preview
Matt Bernier breaks down Sunday's Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita Park.
Saturday Spot Play
Matt Bernier reveals DRF Bets Spot Play for Saturday, February 24.
Friday Brad Free Report
Brad spotlights splashy Beyer Speed Figures by debut winners in this edition of DRF's Brad Free Report.
Wishing Well preview
The DRF crew breaks down the Wishing Well Stakes.
The Matt Bernier Show
Matt previews this weekend's racing action on this edition of DRF's The Matt Bernier Show.
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