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UPS strikes deal with Big Brown's owners and jockey

Posted: 05/09/2008 - ATLANTA (AP) - UPS believes Big Brown is the complete package. The shipping giant is trying to capitalize on Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, whose minority owner named the horse in the company's honor.

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Two-Minute Warning With Tom Hammond

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Tom Hammond is a busy man these days. The former Lafayette product and UK grad has become the face of NBC’s thoroughbred racing coverage, but around Central Kentucky, Wildcat fans know Hammond as a fixture on Raycom Sports’ SEC basketball broadcasts.

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Jockey Club reviewing industry safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The death of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles has the thoroughbred industry taking a closer look at equine safety.

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Cats hit road for huge series at Tennessee

Posted: 05/08/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- In a tie for the eighth and final spot in the Southeastern Conference Tournament with Tennessee, the No. 22 Kentucky baseball team hits the road for its final road series of the season, a pivotal three-game set with the Volunteers, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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Hood commits to Cats

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Madisonville's Jon Hood became the fifth player in the last two weeks to commit to play basketball at Kentucky. Hood, a 6-foot-6 junior, had offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Mississippi.

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Gray leaves UNC, wants to play at UK

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Former Scott Co. star and Ms. Basketball Rebecca Gray has been given her release from North Carolina and plans to meet with UK coach Matthew Mitchell next week about transferring to the school.

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Rowan County Girl Breaks Home Run Record

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Rowan County Junior Amber Riddle broke the Kentucky High School record for home runs in a career with her 31st earlier this week. We caught up with her and her coach to talk about the accomplishment.

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AUDIO- Woodson Thought He Would Go In 2nd Round

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Former UK Quarterback Andre' Woodson spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about being drafted in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. Woodson was told up until the draft he would be a 2nd round selection. Listen to what he had to say as part of our podcast, Wildcat Nation.

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Big Brown back on Churchill Downs track today

Posted: 05/07/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby champion Big Brown returned to the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, four days after his 4¾-length win in the Run for the Roses.

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VIDEO - Josh Harrellson Interview

Posted: 05/07/2008 - WKYT traveled to Illinois to talk with future Kentucky Wildcat Josh Harrellson about coming to Lexington. On Thursday, we will run longer versions of this interview, but here's a preview of what he had to say.

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VIDEO - Woodson vs Lorenzen In NYC

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Andre Woodson spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about his disappointing NFL Draft. He will have to battle it out with another former UK quarterback, Jared Lorenzen to win a roster spot from the New York Giants

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Jones Defends Eight Belles' Jockey

Updated: 05/06/2008 - The trainer of euthanized filly Eight Belles adamantly defended the way jockey Gabriel Saez handled the Kentucky Derby runner-up. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Larry Jones said Saez applied the whip only to prevent Eight Belles from crashing into the rail.

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2 Out, 9th Inning HR Gives LSU Sweep Of Cats

Updated: 05/04/2008 - Matt Clark’s two-run home run with two outs in the top of the ninth erased a 8-7 Kentucky lead, as the streaking LSU Tigers ran its win streak up to nine games with a 9-8 win over the 16th-ranked Wildcats, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Big Brown Could Face 8 Rested Horses In Preakness

Posted: 05/04/2008 - Big Brown gobbled up a few peppermints and did some leisurely laps around his barn Sunday while camera-snapping admirers gawked at the dominant winner of the Kentucky Derby. What they saw was a colt who defied Derby history with his 4¾-length victory a day earlier. Big Brown became the first horse since the filly Regret in 1915 to win the Derby off just three career starts and the second to win from post position No. 20. "I don't know who's going to beat him," said Graham Motion, who trained 19th-place Adriano. "To win off three starts ... even Curlin could not do that."

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LSU Sweeps Doubleheader from UK

Posted: 05/03/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding a 25-2 home record entering Saturday’s doubleheader, the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats dropped both games of a twinbill to the streaking LSU Tigers – winners of eight consecutive games – 3-1, 12-5, on a windy Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Big Brown Wins Kentucky Derby

Posted: 05/03/2008 - By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Big Brown backed up his trainer's boasts with an explosive finishing kick and won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, a commanding victory turned somber by the fatal breakdown of the filly Eight Belles on horse racing's biggest day.

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Proud Spell Wins Kentucky Oaks

Updated: 05/02/2008 - By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Larry Jones is halfway to history. Proud Spell drew away down the stretch to win the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs, giving her homespun trainer a shot at pulling off an unprecedented Oaks-Kentucky Derby double.

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Will Big Brown Be Unbeatable?

Posted: 05/02/2008 - By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - All week, the chatter along the Churchill Downs backstretch has been about Big Brown running away with the Kentucky Derby.

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What's In A Name?

Posted: 05/02/2008 - By BEN WALKER AP National Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - When it comes to picking a Kentucky Derby favorite, a lot of people simply play the name game. Be it cute, curious or catchy, that can be the deciding factor.

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Lofton Reveals He Beat Cancer

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Lofton played last season after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, revealing to ESPN.com that he had surgery in March 2007 and four weeks of radiation starting last May.

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VIDEO - New UK Recruit Dominique Ferguson

Updated: 05/01/2008 - Billy Gillispie received a verbal commitment from one of the top players in the class of 2010. Dominique Ferguson is ranked as the 8th best player in the sophomore class by scout.com.

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