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It’s been a pretty amazing year for Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. Unfortunately, his luck ran out at today’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Orb, the original favorite, won the race in thrilling fashion, coming from behind on the final stretch. Pitino’s horse, Goldencents, did not finish in the top three.
Owning 5% of the Kentucky Derby winner would have been the proverbial icing on the cake to an amazing 2013 for Pitino. Still, his Cardinals won the NCAA Tournament in dominating fashion, defeating the Michigan Wolverines for their first national title since 1986. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His son, Richard, was hired to become the next head coach at Minnesota. Things could be worse.
Ridden by jockey Kevin Krigger, Goldencents was competitive for the majority of the race, but eventually fell to the middle of the pack on the home stretch.
Pitino purchased his stake in Goldencents in the summer of 2012...
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On this rainy day at Churchill Downs, even the Rick Pitino karma couldn't help his horse -- Goldencents -- in the Kentucky Derby.
The University of Louisville men's basketball coach was going for the ultimate trifecta after winning the NCAA national title and being announced as a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on the same day the previous month.
Just how big of a year will this be for Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino? In April, we had the Cardinals winning a national championship for Pitino, who was also elected into the basketball Hall of Fame. It was also a month when Pitino’s son Richard made a quantum leap from Florida International (where he… Read More
The first four months of 2013 have been pretty magical for Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino. In early April Pitino became the first coach to ever win a national championship with two different programs, after Louisville defeated Michigan in the 2013 national title game. The same day the Cardinals cut down the nets, Pitino was also inducted into the Naismith Basketball...
Last time we heard or saw from Louisville guard Peyton Siva, he was cutting down the nets after winning a National Championship for the Cardinals, and also being put on blast by escort Jenna Shea for what she says not paying her hush money and being a hypocrite about Jesus.
Siva has surfaced again, and looked really happy in the process. Siva and the girlfriend he professed his...
Rick Pitino won't be making the famous Kentucky Derby pre-race walk Saturday at Churchill Downs, opting not to come over from the barn area with his horse before America's biggest thoroughbred race.
Pitino, who owns 5 percent of Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents, isn't planning on making an appearance in the paddock prior to the race either. He's been there and...
A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey
trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach
Rick Pitino seeking a double - champions in racing and basketball.
He's sure in the right place.
If you’ve never been to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, you need to change that. Whether your dressed to the nines at the Paddock or playing in the mud in the middle of the infield, the Derby is a must-see destination for any sports fan, or just anyone that likes to have a good time.
At StraitPinkie.com, we are lucky enough to call the Derby City home, so a trip to the infield...
The Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs. Here are five things you should know:
Trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle a record-tying five horses - Verrazano, Revolutionary, Palace Malice, Overanalyze and Charming Kitten. He first tried it in 2007, when his best finish was sixth. His only win came in 2010 when he entered four and won with Super Saver.
People who don't watch another horse race all year will watch the Kentucky Derby simply because it's the Derby. And there's usually a good party going on where they're watching it.
So, what is there to watch out for at Saturday's Run for the Roses? Besides the fashionably wild hats and fashion statements, of course.
In no particular order here are some things...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his staff have struck again in the state of Florida for a commitment. The Cardinals have landed Tallahassee, Fla., Godby three-star defensive back De’Eric Culver.