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May 2, 2012

Derby Draw Follows the Script

The post position draw for the Kentucky Derby unfolded like an early scene from a Hollywood movie, with every deserving horse getting close to their ideal post position.

2012 Kentucky Derby Field

Post positions and morning line for the 2012 Kentucky Derby, plus Action Andy and John Scheinman’s lines for the field.

Talking with Richard Migliore

John Scheinman talks with former jockey Richard Migliore about his Derby experiences, his new career as a TV analyst and his top choices for Kentucky Derby 138.

Workouts with Bruno and Molly

John Scheinman gets a view of Kentucky Derby workouts from analysts Bruno DeJulio and Molly Jo Rosen.

Talking with Dale Romans

John Scheinman talks to trainer Dale Romans about Dullahan, one of this year’s top contenders, and about the potential Derby pace.

Gotta Get Back in Time …

Since the early 1920s, breakfast at Wagner’s has been a foregone conclusion for horsemen and Thoroughbred racing fans alike.

Black Hole Horses (Sometimes Are Dark Stars)

That’s the thing about these horses in the 20-horse Derby field. They may not figure as winners, but every once in a while, one of them jumps up and shocks us.

From Seabiscuit to Blind Vanity

Derby fever gets its name from what is clearly America’s horse race, but it doesn’t just live within the borders of Churchill Downs.