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Thanks for Another Derby

Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another naps as his connection snap photos in the barn on Sunday morning. (Eclipse Sportswire) Has it been a week already? When John Scheinman and I launched Kentucky Confidential for its sophomore season last Sunday, we didn’t know what lay ahead in the next seven days. But we knew we […]

Say No “Mo”

Mike Repole sat up at the dais in the auxiliary press box when he and trainer Todd Pletcher delivered the bad news everybody already knew — no Uncle Mo in the Kentucky Derby.

Showdown in the Derby Press Box

Bill Handleman was an indispensable companion at the Kentucky Derby for those in the press box who never distinguished the difference between the business of their paying jobs and the pleasure of gambling during work hours.

No Longer a “Factor”

The shine had already come off him, but it was still sad to see trainer Bob Baffert pull The Factor out of the Derby.