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Triple Crown on the line as undefeated Justify faces nine in Belmont; here is a breakdown of the field

By Liane Crossley Special to NKy Tribune Three years ago, thoughts of a Triple Crown seemed virtually impossible after nearly four decades without a winner, but American Pharoah proved the dream could become reality. Justify (Photo courtesy Benoit Photography)  Now Justify stands ready to join the elite 12 Triple Crown winners or add his name to a long list of Thoroughbreds who won two of the three...

Robert Treadway: In the 1948 Derby, Arcaro really did have the right Calumet mount

The night before the 1948 Kentucky Derby, Eddie Arcaro, set to ride Citation, worried that he’d been picked to ride the wrong half of Calumet Farm’s entry, and that stablemate Coaltown would carry off the victory.   “Eddie, you can sleep well tonight, because, and you can take this as gospel: Any horse Citation can see, he can catch. And he’s got perfect eyesight,” trainer Ben Jones...