Tim Layden

Unusual Preakness sets up enduring * for 2020 Triple Crown

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Racing’s Triple Crown re-started before nearly all other professional sports, but as its final leg in the Preakness prepares to run, it will still have an asterisk. [more]

Authentic, Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby win a familiar sight in unfamiliar times

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NOT LOUISVILLE ‑‑ There is nothing ordinary about the surreal and contorted thoroughbred Triple Crown of 2020, a four-month slog across the breadth of a nation (mostly, kind of, depends on where you live) held captive by a virus that has killed nearly 190,000 Americans, pushed to the edge by racial and cultural tensions decades [more]

Fifty years after Diane Crump first rode in the Kentucky Derby, women jockeys continue the fight


In 1970, Diane Crump broke a barrier by becoming the first woman jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby. Decades later, it's still there. [more]