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Thirteen-year-old London Montgomery is new to the horse racing industry, but she’s already got her eyes on a Kentucky Derby win.

“I’ve always loved horses,” Montgomery said. “About a year ago my dad said that we would have horses on our farm when I was 12. Then a trailer came and we had a mare, a filly, and a colt.”

Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 1, so as soon as the New Year rolls around, so does “foaling season” – that magical time that lasts from the beginning of January through the late spring when racehorse babies are born. In this weekly piece, we’ll bring you the best of new arrivals to the Thoroughbred world. So sit back, relax, and take in the Cute Foals of the Week for 2019! Want to see cute foals in person?

The sport of horse racing has been roughed up a bit in the public eye the last month or so. But for people like me who have been involved in horse racing for decades, I still think the sport is the best game going since sliced bread.

For every detractor, there are 100 of us who enjoy horse racing and will continue to do so.

Let me say that the best person to defend and promote horse racing is in the mirror. It’s folks like you and me. So let me make this column a call to action.

The greatest two minutes in sports is right around the corner! Get to know the people who own the runners in this year’s Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve below in order of each horse's Kentucky Derby qualifying points.

There has been nothing ordinary or easy about Sophie Doyle’s path to the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks, where she is set to ride Street Band for trainer Larry Jones on May 3 at

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