Baffert takes aim at record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the first Saturday in May. A year later, though, he won the […]

Superstar Irish jockey Ruby Walsh retires from horse racing

PUNCHESTOWN, Ireland (AP) — Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has retired from horse racing, ending a career in which, he had more than 2,500 winners and earned more successes at the Cheltenham Festival than any other rider. The 39-year-old Walsh made his decision after riding Kemboy to a two-length victory at the Punchestown Gold Cup on […]

Jon Court, 58, would set Kentucky Derby record as oldest jockey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend. Court is 58, which is a lot of candles on the birthday cake for someone still participating in an incredibly dangerous sport. Churchill Downs officials say the current record […]