Horse Racing

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Mike's On
June 08, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Bob Baffert doesn't love that Justify got the No. 1 post Satruday, but things could be worse.
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Mike's On
June 08, 2018 - 4:47 pm
Handicapper extraordinaire Brad Thomas joined "Mike’s On" Friday for one last review of the Belmont Stakes. And he’s not buying into the hype about the No. 1 post being a bad position for Justify.
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June 08, 2018 - 3:20 pm
In honor of the Belmont Stakes, here’s a roundup of nine movies based on horse racing themes spanning 80 years of the sport. Many favorites and classics are based on true-life stories, and all are recommended viewing for horse lovers.
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 Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) after winning the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Benjamin Block
June 06, 2018 - 12:47 pm
Intermittently stealing headlines away from the undeniable beauty that exists in thoroughbred horse racing is the continued debate over horses running on race-day Lasix, a therapeutic medication
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Mike's On
May 21, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Bob Baffert joined Mike’s On Monday, confessing to Mike Francesa that the close outcome of Saturday’s Preakness win for Justify was exactly the “tough race” the horse needed.
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May 18, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse.
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May 17, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness.
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Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) beats Javier Castellano aboard Audible (5) to the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
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May 16, 2018 - 6:11 pm
Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field at the Preakness coming off his impressive win in the Kentucky Derby.
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Mike's On
May 04, 2018 - 6:02 pm
Justify is the horse of the moment going into Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, according to horse racing expert Brad Thomas.
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