Who will try for this year's Kentucky Derby? The early nominations are in

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Good Magic headlines a lineup of 360 3-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated early for this year's Triple Crown series, which begins with the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

A son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and trained by Chad Brown, Good Magic won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 4 1/4 lengths ...Read more

Famed horse trainer Jack Van Berg, who fell one win short of Triple Crown prestige, dies at 81

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LOS ANGELES -- Jack Van Berg, who walked the barns of Southern California race tracks for more than 40 years and remained haunted by the Triple Crown he never won, died Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark., from complications of cancer. He was 81.

Van Berg, always adorned in a cowboy hat befitting his upbringing in rural Nebraska, is most known for ...Read more


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