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Baffert’s Bullets To Try To Turn The 141st Kentucky Derby Into A 2-Horse Race

Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would...

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El Kabeir goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Notebook: Depth Of Kentucky Derby Field Doing A Number On Odds Of Solid Horses

El Kabeir has a sore foot that could knock him out of the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

American Pharoah is walked to the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby: 22 Horses Entered For 1st Leg Of Triple Crown

Leading the way is expected favorite American Pharoah, winner of the Arkansas Derby.

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, New York He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes

Finishing Touches Put On Belmont Park Prior To Opening Day

From the track to the rest of the grounds, staffers are putting the finishing touches on Belmont Park before the place comes alive Wednesday for Opening Day.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.

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Exercise Rider Dies Following Training Mishap At Belmont Park

The Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.

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Palladino: ‘Firsts’ Will Dominate Saturday’s Hambletonian

“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.

California Chrome #2, ridden by Victor Espinoza,during the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: California Chrome Is A Winner, Just Not To The Extent We Expected

California Chrome is a winner, just not to the extent we expected or needed to give a peripheral sport a jolt of historic juice. But it just feels like a reach to rewrite the rules because we’re so starved for immortality.

Tonalist #11, ridden by Joel Rosario, races to the finish line en route to winning the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. California Chrome #2 tied for fourth in his bid for the Triple Crown. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kallas: Tonalist Was A Monster Right Before Coburn Acted The Clown At Belmont

Initially, there were a number of reasons why Tonalist would win, as I pointed out in a column last Friday where I picked Tonalist to win.