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‘Barbaro’ sculptor continues to turn history into art

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VERONA, Wis. (AP) — When you see Alexa King and her husband pull out of their rural Verona driveway towing a horse trailer, there might not be a real animal inside. But it’s a horse all the same. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that King is best known for creating the colossal statue of racehorse Barbaro [more]

A Derby with lightly raced colts, and lots of possibilities

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Todd Pletcher is throwing numbers at the Kentucky Derby again. Bob Baffert is seeking a fifth victory and he's got the favorite, too. An old jinx could be disproved, and history would be written if Mendelssohn wears the garland of red roses. [more]

Baffert fears black cats, feels good about Derby entry

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Trainer Bob Baffert is feeling pretty good about the chances of his latest Kentucky Derby contender, Justify, despite the horse’s lack of experience on the track. Baffert told “PodcastOne Sports Now” co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that Justify — the early favorite for Saturday’s race — should be fine despite having only run three races in [more]