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April 2, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
It's a universal story. Jockey meets horse. Horse jilts jockey. Jockey meets another horse and wins the Kentucky Derby. If that's the way the script reads this year on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, I hope you have your money down on Chris McCarron and Straight Man.
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April 30, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE
The decision about Excellent Meeting running in Saturday's Kentucky Derby has been put off until 8 a.m. today, trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday. "We have to make up our minds, because if she's going in the Derby, we would train her accordingly [this morning]," Baffert said. The other option for Baffert and Excellent Meeting's owners, John and Betty Mabee, is to run her today in the Kentucky Oaks, the filly version of the Derby.
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April 27, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 18 years, from the time he took out his first trainer's license, Nick Zito thirsted to run a horse in the Kentucky Derby. Then he won one, on his second try, with Strike The Gold in 1991. Then he didn't have horses in the next two, and it drove him crazy. "I remember the year [1993] that [trainer] Mack Miller won," Zito said Monday morning at Churchill Downs, safe in his shedrow from the steady rain. "I watched at home on TV. I thought Sea Hero had a good chance.
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May 3, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charismatic's upset win in Saturday's Kentucky Derby was hard to believe. It was just as unbelievable the morning after the Derby at Churchill Downs, where trainers with defeated horses were lining up to go against Charismatic in the Preakness. The second leg of the Triple Crown will be run at Pimlico on May 15. Besides Charismatic, 11 other Derby horses may go on to Pimlico. Standing by are at least five horses that didn't run in the Derby.
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May 1, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
"Who do you like?" the stranger asked, inviting himself to sit at the table next to a friend and me in the bar at the Brownsboro Inn. We had gone there to hear Jerry Green, touted to us as the black Frank Sinatra, even though, our tout added, he doesn't sound like Sinatra or sing any of his songs. "Stephen Got Even," I said. "No," the stranger said. "Excuse me," I said. "Stephen Got Even can't win," the stranger said. I started to say that he shouldn't have asked me if he knew so much.
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March 29, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI
With 38 days until the Kentucky Derby, there is no doubt about the identity of the two best 3-year-olds in the country. Events of recent Saturdays have left it clear that Monarchos, the monstrous winner of the Florida Derby, and Point Given, who made a successful return March 17 in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, are clearly at the head of their class.
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May 6, 2001
127th Kentucky Derby. Run as eighth race on Churchill Downs card. Time--22.25, 44.86, 1.09.25, 1.35.00, 1.59.97. Clear & Fast. Winner--gr.c.3 Maria's Mon--Regal Band Trained by John T Ward. Owned by John C Oxley. $2 EXACTA (16-13) PAID $1,229.00 $2 TRIFECTA (16-13-8) PAID $12,238.40 $1 SUPERFECTA (16-13-8-4) PAID $62,986.90 $2 PICK THREE (2/1/16) PAID $515.00 $2 DERBY/OAKS DOUBLE (9/16) PAID $79.20 $1 PICK SIX WINNING NUMBERS: 5/1,2/2,8/2/1/16 SIX WINNERS (six tickets) PAID $16,245.50.
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May 4, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He looked much younger then, of course, but it has been 17 years. The voice, though, was the same that May afternoon in 1984 as it is now. "I just let out a scream," Laffit Pincay said. "I said, 'Wow! Beautiful!' When I pulled up my horse, I felt like kissing him, which I think I did. I didn't know what to say. I just said, 'God, I finally got this race.' " This race. The Kentucky Derby.
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May 4, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day-by-day look at Bob Baffert's barn leading to Saturday's race, in which his two horses, Point Given and Congaree, are the leading contenders * Security at ancient Churchill Downs is either very good or very bad. Perhaps it's in the eyes of the beholder. Thursday, two days before the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby, security here was tight, as Gary Stevens, who only rides Point Given, trainer Bob Baffert's 9-5 favorite in Saturday's Derby, found out.
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May 7, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Monarchos had run three-fifths of a second faster and shattered Secretariat's Kentucky Derby record, his trainer, John Ward, would have thrown the achievement back. "I hope nobody ever breaks Secretariat's record," Ward said Sunday morning at Churchill Downs, the day after Monarchos' powerful 4 3/4-length victory. Monarchos ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:59 4/5 over a rock-hard Churchill surface that produced three track records earlier on the Derby card.
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