Clouds of controversy loom over Churchill Downs during Derby week
The common thread in this story, as in so many other sports, is drugs. In racing, they call it "medication," which unintentionally seems to whitewash an ugly subculture. It is the one subject that can eat the Derby. Make no mistake, Steve Asmussen is right about one thing: We need more information. And the search might overwhelm the rest of the sport.