The upstart California-bred colt Bob Black Jack, second in the April 5 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) is headed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for his next start so long as he has the graded earnings to make the 20-horse field.
HRTV's originally produced weekly show on top Derby prospects and the road to the Triple Crown. This week's episode includes an update on Graded Stakes Earnings, a detailed analysis of the Santa Anita Derby, previews of the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby, and an interview with Mike Smith who rides Gayego in the Arkansas Derby.
Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in training sale 2008 Data Digest Results Edition is in-depth review of the auction results. It is a FREE download, presented by Spendthrift.
Jamie Theriot has ridden five winners on a card several times. He has even bagged six in a day at three different racetracks: Oaklawn Park, Evangeline Downs, and Lone Star Park. But, by Theriot's own admission, there is something special about having a big day at Keeneland. And that is exactly what the 28-year-old jockey did April 11, when he scored four victories on the 10-race card.
Kip Deville had not raced since winning the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last October. The question coming into the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IT) April 11 was obvious: How would the 5-year-old respond to the long layoff?
Undefeated New Mexico-bred Peppers Pride, on the verge of tying the record of 16 consecutive victories held jointly by Citation, Cigar, Mister Frisky, and Hallowed Dreams, is set to make her next start April 26 at SunRay Park in Farmington, NM.
Participants in Keeneland's April juvenile auction talk about the horses and the new format.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder James M. Moran Jr. died April 9 following a short illness.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has largely credited its NTRA Advantage program for a $3.1-million revenue surplus for 2007.
The April 19 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II), the final chance for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls to pick up graded stakes earnings, closed April 11 with 39 nominations.
The Blue Grass Stakes News Minute plus interviews from the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) dinner held on April 10, 2008. Includes interviews with Michael Matz, trainer of Visionaire, Edgar Prado, jockey for Monba, Robert LaPenta, owner of Cool Coal Man and Stevil and more.
Giant's Causeway, who ranks third on this year's general sires list, will stand the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at La Mission stallion station near Buenos Aires.
Can trainer Steve Asmussen pull off a Derby prep double on Saturday? He has a good shot with Pyro in the first leg, but what about the grade II Arkansas Derby?
Doncaster's April 10 breeze-up sale in England -- featuring 50 fewer lots than in 2007 and reduced from two days to one -- was dominated by a couple of purchases made by agent David Loder on behalf of Godolphin.
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