1. Kentucky Derby 135's Gates Still Too Crowded

    Now, about those 20 horses: That's still too many, and quite a few of them don’t belong in the race. This is becoming an annual problem. At least eight horses don’t belong in this 135th Run for the Roses—Mr...

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  2. Quality Road Out of Preakness

    Quality Road, who was forced to miss the Kentucky Derby due to a quarter crack in his right front foot, has not yet returned to the track and will not be ready to run in the Preakness on May 16...

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  3. Greatest Thoroughbred Racehorse Names

    I Want Revenge is one of the favorites for Saturday’s 135th Kentucky Derby. His name makes perfect sense and will go down in history if he can win the Run for the Roses. He is by the Thoroughbred stallion Stephen Got Even, out of the mare Meguial...

    Glenn Petty Written by Glenn Petty about over 5 years ago 4,461 reads 1 comments

  4. North Carolina Government Poking Fun at Duke

    Wednesday, the North Carolina State Senate passed a resolution honoring the 2009 NCAA Division I men’s basketball national champions, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels...

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  5. Kentucky Derby By The Numbers: Big, Small, And Unlucky

    There is always a fair amount of hullabaloo about the post position draw for the Kentucky Derby. Conventional wisdom says you want to avoid the first two far inside post positions as ...

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  6. Kentucky Derby History: Virginia

    While Kentucky is the clear winner with the most Kentucky Derby winners produced, 101, to date, the Commonwealth of Virginia, which produces fewer foals annually, is third on the list of Derby ...

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  7. Quality Road out of Kentucky Derby

    The old adage goes, "No hoof, no horse," and now Quality Road's tender feet will keep him out of the first leg of the Triple Crown. Edward P...

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  8. Quality Road's New Quarter Crack A "Minor Deal?"

    The Quality Road connections, including trainer Jimmy Jerkens, expressed optimism yesterday afternoon about quality roads latest “quarter crack...

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  9. Quality Road's New Injury: How Bad Is It?

    Leading Kentucky Derby contender Quality Road has a new quarter crack on the inside of his right front hoof. There is an old adage in horse racing that goes, "No hoof, no horse...

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  10. Virginia Looking Down Quality Road For Derby Glory

    WARRENTON, VA - The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA), Virginia thoroughbred breeders and Virginia horse aficionados are anxiously awaiting a Virginia winner at this year’s Kentucky Derby...

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  11. Wednesday's Kentucky Derby Update

    T.A.H.’s Kentucky Derby favorite Quality Road is doing great. According to sources close to the Virginia-bred Florida Derby winner, he hacked around the horse paths at Belmont Park yesterday...

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  12. UNC's Lawson, Ellington Can't Test NBA Waters Again

    Unknown to all of us at TodaysACCHeadlines.com until today was the simple fact that you can only test the NBA waters once. Yes, you can declare eligibility for the draft, go to NBA tryouts and camps and then "undeclare" and come back to school...

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  13. Happy Anniversary Jackie Robinson, but Don't Forget Larry Doby

    Yesterday marked the 62nd anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball by Jackie Robinson. Robinson, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was the first African-American to play in the bigs...

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  14. Quality Road to Facebook and Twitter to Kentucky Derby

    No we aren’t kidding. TodaysACCHeadlines.com (T.A.H.) is helping to coordinate the public relations campaign for Virginia-bred three-year-old Florida Derby winner Quality Road. He was born just down the road from T...

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  15. Bestselling Books By ACC Authors

    April Fools Day—Today's ACC Headlines World Headquarters—Warrenton, VA—Recent books by ACC authors are flying off the shelves, in spite of a slumping economy and lower book sales...

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  16. "Crazy Face" Stuck On Jon Scheyer

    April Fools Day - Durham, NC - Duke junior forward Jon “Crazy Face” Scheyer has been admitted to the Duke Medical Center in an attempt to remove the “crazy face” from his countenance...

    Glenn Petty Written by Glenn Petty about over 5 years ago 1,739 reads 2 comments

  17. NCAA Expunges Six Florida State Losses

    April Fool's Day - Tallahassee, Fla. - Folks in Tallahassee are calling it “a miracle.”The Suits In Kansas, also known as the NCAA, announced this morning that they were ...

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  18. Ty Lawson Amputates Own Toes

    APRIL 1st - Chapel Hill, NC - UNC point guard Ty Lawson’s father, Gus “I Fought The Law And The” Lawson made news a few weeks ago when he advised the star point guard to soak his injured toe in a warm Epsom salt bath...

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  19. NCAA Tournament: Expanding the First Round

    Every year, there is much whining and complaining about who doesn’t get into the 65-team field for the NCAA championship...

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  20. Can An ACC Team Win the NCAA Tournament?

    No. 1 South NORTH CAROLINA WHY THEY CAN: Five offensive players capable of scoring in double figures creates tough match-ups for any team. Lots of tournament experience...

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  21. Why UNC's Ty Lawson Will Play On Thursday In Opening Round Of NCAA Tournament

    A Today'sACCHeadlines.com prediction: Ty Lawson will play on Thursday. First off, Roy Williams has said that Lawson has to practice part of Tuesday and all of Wednesday in order to play in ...

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  22. UNC-Virginia Tech: Hansbrough Leads Heels Over Hokies

    Every basketball game has a defining moment. Some of those moments are obvious, and some are harder to detect, since we can’t hear and see everything that happens on the court or in the huddle during timeouts...

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  23. UNC-Virginia Tech: End-of-Game Whistle Poorly Timed

    First off, no one has complained any more about the inconsistency of ACC officiating this year than your favorite scribes here at Today's ACC Headlines. Today’s UNC v...

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  24. Tar Heels' Ty Lawson Unlikely To Play in ACC Tournament

    You heard it here first: North Carolina head coach Roy Williams isn’t likely to play ACC Player of the Year and, now Sporting News’ second team All-American, Ty Lawson in today’s second round game against the Hokies (Noon, ESPN2/Raycom).

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  25. UNC-Duke: Tar Heels Grind Out Another Win Over Rival

    No. 2 NORTH CAROLINA 79, No. 7 DUKE 71 It was Senior Day at UNC, and it was another renewal of the classic rivalry. In other words, anything could happen...

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