ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 26-27 - FILE - In this May 4, 2013 file photo, Joel Rosario rides Orb, left, to victory in the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. A full field of 20 is expected for the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
The week ahead: 140th Kentucky Derby
What: First of this year’s three Triple Crown horse races
When: Next Saturday, 5:24 p.m. post time (TV: Ch. 11)
Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Race distance: 1¼ miles
Who’s racing: A full field of 20 3-year-olds is expected. Draw day is Wednesday, when the starting spots are determined.
One to watch: California Chrome is expected to be the favorite based on the dominating form he’s shown on the West Coast. He’s trained by Art Sherman. At 77, Sherman could become the oldest trainer to win the Derby.
About the Triple Crown: Only 11 horses have swept the series and none since Affirmed in 1978. Fifty horses have finished one win shy of the Triple.
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona||1||Top 13th Inning|
|Colorado||1||Bottom 8th Inning|
|NY Yankees||2||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Oakland||3||Top 9th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||4||Top 2nd Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||3||1st Half 8:00|
|Indiana||10||1st Qtr 5:17|