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Super Saver Wins Muddy Kentucky Derby

Jockey Calvin Borel wins back-to-back races

(Newser) - Jockey Calvin Borel steered Super Saver through the mud to win his second straight Kentucky Derby and third in four years. The win ended trainer Todd Pletcher's 0-for-24 Derby drought. Borel put him in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs with a perfect ride along the rail and through the... More »

Preakness Winner Rachel Alexandra Won't Run in Belmont

(Newser) - Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes, opening the way for jockey Calvin Borel to return to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in his quest for a personal Triple Crown. Co-owner Jess Jackson said today the filly "deserves a well-earned vacation." More »

Street Sense Captures Travers

Derby winner adds 'Midsummer Derby' to trophy case

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense triumphed in the "Midsummer Derby" today at Saratoga, holding off longshot Grasshopper to capture the $1 million Travers Stakes by a half-length. The superstar 3-year-old, under regular rider Calvin Borel, paid $2.70 to win after the crowd at the sweltering Spa sent him... More »

Street Sense Wins Derby

Favorite finishes in 2:02

(Newser) - Street Sense surged from 19th in a field of 20 to win today's 133rd Kentucky Derby, returning $11.80 as the tepid favorite and ending two long-standing jinxes. The dark bay colt was the first-ever Breeder's Cup Juvenile winner and the first 2-year-old champion since Spectacular Bid in 1979 to... More »

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