Long-time HBPA executive Bryant McAfee touched and changed a lot of lives.
Derby Kitten moved from No. 21 to No. 20 on the all-important graded stakes earnings list with the defection of Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Toby's Corner.
Son of Bellamy Road off in his left rear; was to ship to Churchill Downs from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland later today.
This year there is only one January foal in the Derby: Watch Me Go. Two of the contenders, Twice the Appeal and Mucho Macho Man won't actually be 3 until after the Run for the Roses.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he does not want to be "disruptive'' to the New York Racing Association, but he still wants the racetrack operator to get an in-state company to run its telephone wagering call center.
Who will win this year's Kentucky Oaks? Will it be a Joyful Victory? Is it time for a Summer Soiree? Are you expecting a Street Storm? Or will the results be Plum Pretty? Predict the Order
The most expensive sale horse among this year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates is Stay Thirsty, who was a $500,000 2-year-old.
Led by Air Support and Great Mills, who were separated by a nose in their last start, a jam-packed field of 14 3-year-olds was drawn for the $200,000 American Turf Stakes (IIT) May 6 at Churchill Downs.
California invader Comma to the Top looked sharp and alert after his flight from California as he settled in at Churchill Downs May 3 for his run in the Kentucky Derby.
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Beyond the Blinkers talks with Andy Leggio, trainer of 20-1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) shot St. John's River. Read Blog
This will be an abbreviated report, as there wasn't much activity Tuesday morning. Read Blog
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) discuss medication. Read Blog
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
It takes a real man to step off the throne while he's still on top. Read Blog
Sea The Stars, 2009 Cartier Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male, sired a filly from his first crop April 7 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
There are several longshots worthy of a second look in this wide-open Derby. Read Blog
Trainer Jinks Fires sent the Arkansas Derby winner to the track at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 3 for what he described as a strong gallop.
Master of Hounds, the lone European chance for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, May 2.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela, who rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby, looks for a repeat aboard Comma to the Top.
Keeneland, in an attempt to ease congestion at its drive-through betting windows May 6-7, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (both gr. I) days, is partnering with The Red Mile to add betting windows.
Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack in upstate New York has eliminated nine stakes this year because of reductions in purse supplements from the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund.
Lenny Shulman interviews Rajiv Maragh, jockey for Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Indiana lawmakers have passed a two-year, $28 billion budget that largely spares the horse racing and breeding industry, which was targeted for major reductions in the amount of revenue it receives from slot machines.
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