Kentucky Derby 2012: Profiles of the horses at Churchill Downs A look at each contender, from Daddy Long Legs to Liaison GET CREATIVE IN KENTUCKY DERBY The 138th renewal of America's version of the greatest two minutes in sports takes place on Saturday evening with a full field of 20 facing the starter under the twin spires at Churchill Downs. Kentucky Derby tops heavy weekend schedule By ROBERT KIECKHEFER UPI Racing Writer The 138th Kentucky Derby headlines the weekend's racing activity but shares the stage worldwide with lots more great racing. 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders: The Previews Continue Friday Over at SB Nation's comprehensive preview , resident guru Matt Gardner's look at all the 2012 Kentucky Derby contenders continues. He's not just looking at the favorites like Bodemeister and Union Gap and the sleeper picks like Went The Day Well ; he's going all the way down to longshots like Optimizer , giving you a perfectly good chance to come out of your Kentucky Derby party looking like ... Hansen brings his speed to the Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The tactics could be different when Hansen returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday for the Kentucky Derby. He was a front-running winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in his previous race here last November, a victory that clinched the Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old. Kentucky Derby: Dullahan's owners enjoy special bond Among Dullahan's owners are accountants, doctors, professional gamblers and schoolteachers. They share a belief in Jerry Crawford's ability to pick out winning horses and a feeling of disbelief about where they've ended up. MODESTI COLUMN: Bodemeister stands out in Derby field History says that to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday despite his inexperience and aggressive style, Bodemeister will have to be a superior animal. Recent form says he is that good. KEVIN MODESTI on HORSE RACING: Bodemeister could be a superior thoroughbred History says that to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday despite his inexperience and aggressive style, Bodemeister will have to be a superior animal. Kentucky Derby: Handicapping the Race Jockey Mike Smith and broadcaster Gary Stevens share their picks for this weekend's big race at Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby: Horse racing in Ky. takes a hit Exercise rider Melvin Hernandez takes Kentucky Derby entrant El Padrino for a workout at Churchill Downs. / Charlie Riedel/AP A Kentucky Derby handicapping seminar will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lucky's Race & Sports Book at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
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