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May 4, 2012

Derby Day: Scheinman vs. Andrews

John Scheinman and “Action” Andy Andrews go head-to-head in handicapping the 2012 Kentucky Derby day stakes.

The Back of the Book

As fine a product as the online DRF is, Eric Banks misses what you can’t get in the virtual product, all the little items shoehorned in at the very beginning and very end of the paper.

Oaks Day Comes Up Rosie

A sudden storm drove Kentucky Oaks revelers from the infield, but couldn’t keep Believe You Can from the winner’s circle, making rider Rosie Napravnik the first female jockey to win the $1 million Grade 1 Oaks.

Who Do You Like?

Everyone’s trying to figure who will wear that blanket of roses, even folks who absolutely have no clue. Curious minds dream big at Kentucky Derby time.

Ready to Run: The Healing Hands of an Equine Surgeon

He is the last person anyone wants to see on TV in the moments after the Kentucky Derby, but any other time the presence of Dr. Larry Bramlage is a welcome event.

Coffee with Kerry

John Scheinman sits down for coffee with Kerry Thomas, who describes how he assesses horse behavior and who he likes in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

No Races, No Problem

Derby Week along the backstretch rail is an anthropological study waiting to happen.