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May 3, 2011

2011 Kentucky Oaks Field

The field and handicapping comments for the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.

Putting the ‘Chill’ in Churchill

Despite the weather, Tuesday turned out to be a pretty good morning after all, and those who stayed in bed missed all the fun.

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 1

Jeff Krulik arrives at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby week.

Derby Pressure Makes for Testy Trainers

Testy trainers are no novelty as the Kentucky Derby draws closer. There are reasons for every short fuse, however, and, in many cases, they are well founded.

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.

Profile: Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man’s running style should put him just behind the leaders in the Derby.

Profile: Decisive Moment

Decisive Moment is a quick, hard-trying horse, but with no graded wins and a pedigree that tilts toward speed, he is a big long shot in the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby.