Kentucky Derby

Pitino’s horse Goldendcents finishes 17th at Kentucky Derby

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When you get down in the metaphorical mud and grit of a basketball Final Four, it’s safe to bet on Rick Pitino’s thoroughbreds to at least win, place or show. In the 139th Kentucky Derby, however, which was run in a literal mud pit, Rick Pitino’s horse Goldencents didn’t quite make the grade. The horse, [more]

John Calipari walks red carpet at Kentucky Derby [VIDEO]

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Kentucky coach John Calipari has had a long week. When not recruiting, he’s been meeting with President Obama to recognize the Wildcats’ national championship victory, and yesterday he gave the ceremonial “Riders up!” call at the Kentucky Derby. Wearing a sharp-looking grey suit, he spoke on the red carpet. Check out the video below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJl4XFAUaIA] [more]

John Calipari arrives at Kentucky Derby, Rick Pitino picks a winner

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It’s only fitting that the head coaches of the two largest college basketball programs in the state of Kentucky have a part in the Kentucky Derby. Rick Pitino, who led his Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four this past season, is picking Daddy Nose Best to win Saturday afternoon’s race at Churchill Downs, according to [more]

John Calipari to play significant role in 2012 Kentucky Derby?

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The Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 5, set to be broadcast on NBC, and reports are that there may be a special guest. Rick Bozich of the Courier-Journal is reporting that Kentucky head coach John Calipari could be delivering the “Riders up!” command to jockeys at the beginning of the storied race. Fresh [more]