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May 1, 2011

Racing Into the Night

The air was balmy and the mood was festive as the spring meet at Churchill Downs kicked off on Saturday night.

The Lady Is a Champ

Decades before Penny Chenery earned her reputation in the 1970s as a female pioneer with Riva Ridge and then Triple Crown winner Secretariat, Isabel Dodge Sloane became the first woman in history to head the owners’ list by earnings.

Canonero II: He Came from Caracas

This Saturday, we will honor the 40th anniversary of a Kentucky Derby moment so rare, so bizarre you couldn’t make it up if you tried.

Profile: Animal Kingdom

There are an awful lot of things to like about Animal Kingdom, but there is one giant unknown: Can he run on dirt?