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Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)

Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

- Associated Press

Sent off as the 5-2 favorite, the brown colt rallied in the stretch to beat Firing Line by a length Saturday and deliver trainer Bob Baffert’s fourth Kentucky Derby win and first since 2002.

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Race horses change course in life

- Associated Press

Like all athletes, there is a life after retirement available for most thoroughbred race horses, even those who never step into the starting gate.

19-year-old takes up harness racing

- Associated Press

Sierra Graham says she is always one of the youngest drivers - if not the youngest - when she takes the reins in harness horse racing.

3 jockeys accused of fixing races at Evangeline Downs

Associated Press

Three jockeys are accused in a race-fixing scheme that involved holding back a horse picked as a favorite to win and using an agent to place bets on the race at Evangeline Downs, state police said Thursday.

In this June 26, 2015, photo, Walter May poses in costume from the one-man show he wrote and stars in, "An Evening with Joe Palmer," at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Local actor Walter may purchased turf writer Joe Palmers' book This Was Racing about 30 years ago. It was an investment filled with inspiration and intrigue for May, and it eventually led him to write a one-man show that he's taking to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., next month. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Playwright's show about famous sportswriter headed to NY

- Associated Press

Local actor Walter May purchased turf writer Joe Palmer's book, "This Was Racing," about 30 years ago. It was an investment filled with inspiration and intrigue for May, and it eventually led him to write a one-man show that he's taking to Saratoga Springs, New York, next month.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions.