Of Jocks and Jockeys

Many athletes have dabbled in the sport of kings, including current owners Wes Welker (horse: Undrafted), Michael Phelps and Wayne Rooney. No sports figure has a starter in this year's Derby, but a few have had success inside and outside of Churchill Downs
May 05, 2014

George Steinbrenner

Six Derby horses

Best Derby finish:

5th

1977

Steve's Friend

Rick Pitino

Three Derby horses

Best Derby finish:

4th

1998

Halory Hunter

Joe Torre

One Derby horse

Best Derby finish:

16th

2010

Homeboykris

Paul Hornung

No Derby horses

Best Preakness finish:

9th

2013

Titletown Five

Mike Tice, Joel Quenneville

One Derby horse (qualified but did not enter)

Best finish:

2nd

2014

Illinois Derby

Midnight Hawk

Bode Miller

No Derby horses

Best finish:

4th

2012

FrontRunner Stakes

Carving

Drew Brees

No Derby horses

Best finish:

4th

2012

Bluegrass Stakes

Holy Candy

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

DENIED

A disgruntled 49ers fan is suing the NFL for $50 million because the Seahawks restricted ticket sales for the NFC championship to credit cards issued in certain areas.

PHOTOV.J. LOVERO/SI (STEINBRENNER) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SI (PITINO) PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON FOR SI (TORRE) PHOTOART SHAY FOR SI (HORNUNG) PHOTOMIKE ROEMER/AP (TICE) PHOTOMARK BUCKNER/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (QUENNEVILLE) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS/SI (MILLER) PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SI (BREES) PHOTOJAYFISH/FOTOLIA.COM (STABLES) PHOTONITHID18/FOTOLIA.COM (CREDIT CARD MACHINE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)