Run for the Roses


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Run for the Roses

A nickname for the Kentucky Derby horse race, at which the winning horse is adorned with a garland of roses. I never thought much of horse racing until I saw the Run for the Roses in person at Churchill Downs—what a spectacle!
See also: Rose, run
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Owners David and Vickie Sell fill the lot with a sea of roses in their Run for the Roses promotional sales event.
It was a lively Run for the Roses at the Sarasota Y Foundations 25th annual Going for the Gold party at the Ritz.
7 and 10) The 140th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and the first Run for the Roses champion to run at the Royal meeting since 1936, had been acclimatising in Britain since winning the world's richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup, in March.
The Kentucky Derby - How The Run For The Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event James C Nicholson $24.
To further convince dealers to run for the roses with the Triple Crown Dealer Program, Mossberg is also offering a VIP Discount Purchase Program to show appreciation to all the dealers who help make the company a success.
Awesome Act heads into the race as general third favourite after winning the Gotham Stakes and finishing third in the Wood Memorial and would be the first-ever British horse to claim the Run for the Roses.
The Pamplemousse, a son of Kafwain, was the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the Santa Anita Derby and was considered one of the major players for the Run for the Roses before the injury.
And who better than Rex Nelson, who has lived and breathed the Arkansas Derby for years and followed several race winners on to Kentucky for the Run for the Roses, to look at Gayego's chances on May 3 in Louisville.
Empire Maker had suffered from a bruised foot in the build-up to the Run For The Roses, in which he was second to Funny Cide, and missed the Preakness in order to be 100 per cent fit for the Belmont.
Expert Thoroughbred analyst Dan Shapiro will cover the eastern region, while professional handicapper and Thoroughbred racing analyst Toby Callet will provide his insights on how contenders in the southern region are preparing for the Run for the Roses.
The voice of the Kentucky Derby is behind the mic on each day of the festival, and gave the Bell-Ringer Handicap here so much welly you might have thought it was the Run For The Roses itself.
to ride Cobalt Blue in Saturday's Kentucky Derby before that horse was dropped out of the Run for the Roses last week, instead picked up a mount on Molengao in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park.
Turf history at Goodwood GOODWOOD is set to witness a little piece of thoroughbred history tonight, with the racing debut of the final foal produced by Winning Colors - the last filly to win the Kentucky Derby and one of only three female winners ever of the Run for the Roses, who died in 2008.
Sunriver, who finished third behind Barbaro and Sharp Humor in the Florida Derby, ranks 22nd on the list, and will need two horses to drop out for a chance to run for the roses.