Kentucky Derby preview

  • Updated: April 26, 2014 - 6:27 PM

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)

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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.

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  • California Chrome is ridden by veteran jockey Victor Espinoza, who won the 2002 Kentucky Derby aboard War Emblem.

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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
Cincinnati 1
Colorado 1 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago Cubs 3
NY Yankees 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Texas 4
Oakland 3 Top 9th Inning
Houston 7
Pittsburgh 4 Top 2nd Inning
San Francisco 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Los Angeles 3 1st Half 8:00
Seattle 0
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 23 FINAL
Hamilton 33
Toronto 9 FINAL
Saskatchewan 37
Indiana 10 1st Qtr 5:17
Los Angeles 3





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