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Date: 04/03/2010

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The Latest: Keep black cats away from Baffert (The Associated Press)

Michael Parrett, left, and Dustin Doerflinger look over their bets before the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- 9:45 p.m. And now, on to the Preakness for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, but trainer Bob Baffert could do without any black cats around the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Leading up to Derby week, Baffert picked up his son Bode and a black cat crossed in front of the car. Last Saturday, it rained in Louisville and third-place Derby finisher Dortmund started feeling uncomfortable. ''Every time I start,'' he said, ''She just says, 'Knock it off.''' --- 8:55 p.m. Ahmed Zayat and his family rode a roller coaster of emotions watching American Pharoah thunder down the stretch and win by a length.


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American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness (Reuters)
(Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Baffert, after winning his fourth Kentucky Derby, said if American Pharoah came out of the race in good health the next stop would be the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. [more]

American Pharoah's run for the roses elicits silence, pandemonium and an upset stomach (Yahoo Sports)

El jockey Víctor Espinoza celebra en el lomo de American Pharoah #18 tras ganar la edición número 141 del Derby de Kentucky, el 2 de mayo de 2015, en Louisville, Kentucky. (GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP | Rob Carr)

Bob Baffert won his fourth Kentucky Derby as a trainer, tying him for second most all-time.


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Horse racing-American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness (Reuters)
American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Baffert, after winning his fourth Kentucky Derby, said if American Pharoah came out of the race in good health the next stop would be the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. [more]

Espinoza on a Derby roll with 2nd straight wins, 3 overall (The Associated Press)

Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)

Victor Espinoza is getting pretty good at winning the Kentucky Derby. The jockey who calls himself the ''the luckiest Mexican on Earth'' won his second straight Derby and third overall on Saturday, guiding favorite American Pharoah to a one-length victory over Firing Line before a record crowd of 170,513 at Churchill Downs. Espinoza won last year's Derby aboard another favorite, California Chrome, and with War Emblem in 2002. Two of his wins came for trainer Bob Baffert, with American Pharoah and War Emblem.


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