1. 2011 Preakness Stakes: 5 Best Derby Winners To Lose the Preakness

    Since World War II, just 23 of the 65 Kentucky Derby winners have run back and won the Preakness Stakes, a rate of barely greater than one-in-three...

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  2. 2011 Preakness Stakes: 10 Most Memorable Preakness Runnings

    There have been many great Preakness runnings over the past 14 decades, from Survivor's 10-length score in 1873 to Lookin at Lucky a little less than 12 months ago...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 1,045 reads 4 comments

  3. 2011 Triple Crown Trail: 10 Changes to Make Horse Racing Better

    After the doom and gloom for the industry that permeated out of the Kentucky Derby the past few years, it was nice for once to hear some optimism...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 674 reads 1 comments

  4. 2011 Kentucky Derby: 5 Reasons Animal Kingdom Will Win the Triple Crown

    We've barely digested the Kentucky Derby. Heck, I've only watched the race twice. But already everyone has the same question: can Animal Kingdom sweep the Preakness and Belmont and become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 5,574 reads 3 comments

  5. Kentucky Derby 2011 : Tote Failure Causes Delay, Oaks Now Scheduled for 6 p.m.

    According to a tweet by Darren Rogers, Senior Director for Communications and Media Services for Churchill Downs, a tote failure has caused a 15-minute delay for all of Friday's ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 1,382 reads 0 comments

  6. 2011 Kentucky Derby Live Blog: Odds, Picks and Results

    Nothing says spring like the Kentucky Derby. The sound of 19 thoroughbreds (after the scratch of Uncle Mo) thundering out of the gate and down the home straight, at first almost in unison before struggling for position as they approach the first turn...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 7,230 reads 11 comments

  7. 2011 Kentucky Derby: Uncle Mo's Scratching Helps Archarcharch, Soldat

    (Note: There is conflicting information as to which gate Churchill Downs moves. It used to be from inside out, as mentioned in this article, but there is no official report yet from the track...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 2,165 reads 2 comments

  8. 2011 Kentucky Derby: Frankel Is Story, Even If He Isn't in Race

    The best three-year-old with connections to America is not running on Saturday. He also won't run in two weeks time in the Preakness. And for that matter, there's almost no chance that he'll run in the Belmont Stakes...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 868 reads 7 comments

  9. 2011 Kentucky Derby: 10 Bold Predictions for the Race

    Tomorrow, I'll give you all my picks, my wagers, my suggestions, my hopes. Today? Today I'm giving you what will definitely happen, what cannot not happen. These are my Joe Namaths, my Jim Fassels, my Winston Churchills...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 4,788 reads 0 comments

  10. 2011 Kentucky Derby Odds: What Are the Odds for Derby Kitten

    With the defection of Toby's Corner after a Tuesday morning injury, a spot in the field of 20 opened up for Derby Kitten, the winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes two weeks ago at Keeneland...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 6,649 reads 0 comments

  11. 2011 Kentucky Derby: Question & Answer with Race-Caller Larry Collmus

    Last week, NBC announced that Larry Collmus would be the new voice of the Triple Crown races, replacing Tom Durkin who had called the Triple Crown races for NBC since 2001 and had been the race caller for the network since 1984...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 887 reads 2 comments

  12. 2011 Kentucky Derby Favorties: How Great Can Favorite Dialed In Become?

    When my editor asked me to write this article, I scoffed, and it probably was not as polite as the word “scoff” makes it sound I was being...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 1,399 reads 1 comments

  13. 2011 Kentucky Derby Odds: Chances of Each Horse Winning the Triple Crown

    If there is one thing almost everyone can agree on, regardless of who we are betting on or who we want to win, we all want to see the first U.S. Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 4,295 reads 4 comments

  14. 2011 Kentucky Derby Odds: What Are the Odds for Every Horse in the Field?

    The Kentucky Derby is only five days away. With all graded earnings sealed, the only movement in the field between now and the post position draw Wednesday afternoon will occur if a horse is withdrawn...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 36,562 reads 1 comments

  15. Cricket World Cup: Luke Wright May Be Best Choice for England

    Disappointment may come before England in the dictionary, but at World Cups, they seem to be side-by-side. Regardless the sport, England are expected to fail to reach expectations...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 627 reads 0 comments

  16. 2010 Horse Racing Non-Awards

    While all my colleagues have weighed in on the Horse of the Year debate since Zenyatta failed to catch Blame in a horse race I refuse to watch a replay of, I've held out because it was still 2010...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 1,144 reads 1 comments

  17. Bullies Like Jeff Tedford Have No Business In College Athletics

    Let me be clear about this: before Saturday night, I had nothing against California head coach Jeff Tedford . Nothing. I had nothing against his personality, his coaching, his demeanor...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 3,569 reads 36 comments

  18. 2010 Breeders' Cup: Is Zenyatta the Greatest of All Time?

    All this week, we're going to hear countless people, most of them ignorant, debating who the greatest thoroughbred of all time is...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 2,708 reads 4 comments

  19. Italy-Serbia Fiasco Gets Worse Under UEFA Ruling

    UEFA's decision to award Italy with a 3-0 win in its disputed match with Serbia is not fair no matter how you look at it, and I don't care what Serbia think...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 596 reads 30 comments

  20. Journalism Watch List: D-Tread Not Dennis Dodd's Biggest Problem (Satire)

    Write controversial articles . That's the easiest part of Dennis Dodd's job this week. CBSSports.com 's senior college football columnist just has to get people pissed off by ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  21. CBSSports's Dennis Dodd Needs to Apologize for Scathing Attack on Don Treadwell

    Dennis Dodd needs to apologize. Not should, not would be wise to , but needs to. And needs to first thing Monday morning...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 2,166 reads 4 comments

  22. Bob Davidson Must Be Fired For Disregard To Rules On Ejections

    Baseball must fire Bob Davidson. It has no choice. Not after Tuesday night's NL Central clash between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee's Miller Park...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 672 reads 33 comments

  23. Perfect Game Blown Call: With Galarraga Game, Bigger Error by Scorer, Not Umpire

    You've seen the replays countless times and you've chosen to watch them. ESPN, Yahoo, CBSSports – I don't care where you've gone – you've seen the replays. And every time it's on, you look in bewilderment...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 4 years ago 1,069 reads 15 comments

  24. Use of Taser More Than Necessary on Phillies Fan

    I'm confused. Downright confused. In fact, there is not an adjective that I'm familiar with that can sufficiently explain how confused I am. So to understand just how confused I am, let's examine what I am not confused about...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 4 years ago 628 reads 5 comments

  25. 2010 Kentucky Derby: Irrational Love and Hate Just a Part of Horse Gambling

    Every horse player has some level of irrationality in his mind. Whether it is whatever minutiae clicks before making a hunch bet, or if it is avoiding some specific trainer at some ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 4 years ago 1,031 reads 3 comments