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Op-Ed: Mitch McConnell vows government shutdown with Senate GOP majority

Henderson - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to shut down the federal government in 2015 should he become Senate Majority Leader. President Barack Obama can either see it McConnell's way or risk another GOP-inspired federal government shutdown.

'See Something, Say Something' at the Kentucky Derby

Louisville - Because of the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, Churchill Downs has decided to beef up security for this year's Kentucky Derby.

Strait of Dover Goes Wire-to-wire to Win 153rd Queen’s Plate Special

Toronto - With the future of the race very much in doubt and light rain falling from above, New Westminister, B.C. jockey Justin Stein ran the race of his life to capture the 153rd, and possibly last, Queen’s Plate.

'Bring it on': I'll Have Another set for 3rd leg of Triple Crown

After twice chasing down Bodemeister to win in the stretch, I'll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez are set to run for history. The winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness is off to the Belmont Stakes and his trainer said he's in "super shape."

Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez returns to Vancouver track

The Mexican jockey who shocked the horse-racing world with a win in the 2012 Kentucky Derby made a return to his adopted racecourse, Hastings Park in Vancouver, on Sunday. Mario Gutierrez said thanks to all of those who helped him along the way.

Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby

Louisville - Animal Kingdom, a longshot, surprised race fans by charging down the centre of the track to win the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Melbourne's 150th Running of 'The Cup' Goes International

Melbourne - Horse racing in Melbourne is a world event. This year represented by seven countries. Trained in France, bred in America, then ridden by a jockey from Hong Kong for Australian owners, the winner illustrates international presence looming large.

No Derby or Preakness winners at Belmont this year

There will be face-off betwen the Kentucky Derby winner and hte Preakness Stakes winner this year as both horses have opted not to run in the Belmont Stakes this year.

Super Saver your 136 Kentucky Derby winner

It was wet and sloppy at Churchill Downs for the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, but that did not stop Super Savor from riding the rail to win the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Best Kept Secret of the Kentucky Derby Special

Louisville - Churchhill Downs, the home of the "Greatest 2 minutes in Sports", is ready to host the 136th Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby is steeped in traditional food and drink from the Kentucky bourbon and Burgoo to the crowd pleasing favorite "Derby Pie"

Thanks for the memory: expert will recall all Derby winners

San Francisco - Memory expert Chester Santos is to display what he claims is his unparalleled knowledge of the Kentucky Derby in a demonstration to be held at the San Francisco Tennis Club on Saturday.

Tragedy At The Track As Eight Belles Is Put Down After Coming In Second

When Eight Belles broke both ankles at the Kentucky Derby Saturday she was put down on the spot. The top choice of Hillary Clinton finished second just 4 3/4 lengths behind winner Big Brown. Clinton had daughter Chelsea bet on the only mare in the race.

O.J. Refused Service at Steakhouse then Plays the Race Card

This owner takes his right to refuse service seriously. Will he now face the wrath of OJ Simpson?

Queen Elizabeth Watches Street Sense Cross the Finish Line

The Queen watched her first Kentucky Derby today. The winner was Street Sense followed by Hard Spun.

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