John Clay

May 14, 2014

John Clay: Kentucky Derby isn't a time trial, so don't judge Chrome by the clock

In the nearly two weeks leading up to Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the one chink in California Chrome's armor, the one ray of hope for challengers, is the slow time the California-bred covered the mile-and-a-quarter at Churchill Downs to win the Kentucky Derby.

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About John Clay

John Clay


A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.