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6:41 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

UK Tops MSU To Reach SEC Semifinals

HOOVER, Ala. - Jerad Grundy worked six innings and allowed only one run while fanning a career-high nine and  Kentucky got four hits – including three doubles from senior Thomas McCarthy – to post a 5-1 win over No. Mississippi State to clinch a berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Semifinals at Regions Park.

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11:19 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Lucky Reds Fan Catches Two Consecutive Home Run Balls

CINCINNATI, Oh. -- Three consecutive home runs by the Cincinnati Reds helped secure a 4 to 1 victory last night over the Atlanta Braves, but it was action of a different sort in the bleachers that stole some of the headlines. 

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7:50 pm
Sat May 19, 2012

Two Down, One To Go For I'll Have Another

BALTIMORE  -- I'll Have Another waited a little longer to catch Bodemeister in the stretch this time, and now that he's done it twice in a row it's time for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

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9:07 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Proposed Ban On Race Day Drug May Resurface

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The race-day use of an anti-bleeding drug is expected to come up for another round of discussion when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets on Wednesday.

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3:09 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

I'll Have Another Rallies To Win Kentucky Derby

Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky.
AP Photo

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- I'll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby.

Until the final furlong, that is.

That's when the chestnut colt - sold for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew and stuck in an outside post - blazed past highly regarded Bodemeister to win by 1 1-2 lengths on Saturday, beating one of the deepest fields in years.

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10:06 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Believe You Can, Napravnik Win Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Rosie Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, keeping Believe You Can near the front from the start and pulling away from Broadway's Alibi in the $1 million race at Churchill Downs on Friday.

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1:42 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Jockey Robby Albarado Arrested, Won't Ride In Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested Friday on an assault charge for allegedly accosting a woman who says she was breaking up with him, resulting in the veteran rider losing his spot in the Kentucky Oaks later in the day.

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3:13 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

UK Championship Trophy Continues Making the Rounds

Photo by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It may not be the most stunning trophy in the sports world, but the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team isn’t shy about showing off its national championship trophy.

Over the past month the wood and gold-plated trophy has been kissed by the players, sat in the Cincinnati Reds dugout, and this week a Lexington baker even made a cake that looks like the trophy. It's made stops across the state from Ashland to Paducah.

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3:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

New Contract Makes Mitchell Highest Paid Women's Coach In the SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky now has the highest paid Women’s Basketball Coach in the Southeastern Conference, with the announced new contract for Matthew Mitchell.

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6:44 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Bodemeister Early 4-1 Favorite For the Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses.

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