Ever since the four final major preps produced significant upsets, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has painted a murky and muddled picture.
Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully preview the 2011 Kentucky Derby, and give their picks. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks. Watch Video
A visual look at the field for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. View Slideshow
A pair of grade III turf races worth $100,000 apiece highlight the Belmont Park card May 7. Six fillies and mares will line up in the Beaugay and the same number of males are expected to square off in the Fort Marcy.
Darrell and Lendy Brown have agreed to sell their Stonereath Farm near Paris, Ky., to German breeder Christoph Berglar.
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including Uncle Mo, Master of Hounds, and the sun. Watch Video
Smiling Tiger, making his first appearance under the Twin Spires since finishing third in last fall's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the mild favorite in the $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) May 7.
Lenny Shulman interviews Alan Garcia, jockey for Soldat. Watch Video
Hilda's Passion, a two-time graded stakes winner this season at Gulfstream Park, heads a strong field of eight older fillies and mares in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 7.
Chicago resident Dave Flores has won a chance to place a life-changing $100,000 bet in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The connections of three-time grade I winner Court Vision hope the third time is the charm as the 6-year-old turf specialist makes his third consecutive start in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT).
Monarchos, who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) 10 years ago, was returned to Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., following successful colic surgery April 19.
Owner Mike Repole said a decision on whether Uncle Mo will run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be made late Thursday, May 5, or early the next day.
Barry Irwin had faith in the horse he bred and is being rewarded with a chance to participate in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Frank L. Jones' Tapitsfly, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, drew favoritism in the $200,000-added Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by American Commercial Lines (gr. IIT).
Robert Yagos, owner of Archarcharch, stayed positive about the Derby experience even after drawing the short straw in the post positions for the Run for the Roses.
Horse racing needs to take a "major league" approach in order to increase economic opportunities and spur investment, National Thoroughbred Racing Association executive chairman Bob Elliston said May 4.
It's easy to see why Chamberlain Bridge has been made the 2-1 favorite in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Derby Day.
Her Smile is a filly that came into the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) game a little late and lacks the buzz factor that has surrounded some of the other contenders in the Run for the Lilies. Read Blog
Master of Hounds is big mystery horse of the Derby. Read Blog
The Florida legislature will end its 2011 regular session May 6, and it appears language authorizing a special Breeders' Cup permit for Hialeah Park will have to wait a year.
River Downs near Cincinnati plans to open for live racing May 13, two weeks later than scheduled because of severe Ohio River flooding.
Giant Oak, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) earlier this year, tops a field of 11 entered in the May 6 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) that is part of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard at Churchill Downs.
The Florida House and Senate by wide margins have passed similar bills that would allow Greyhound tracks to stop racing or choose to significantly reduce racing schedules beginning July 1, 2011.
A Henny Hughes--Unlimited Pleasure colt, which is a half brother to grade III winner Jardin, is among the 15 horses that have been supplemented to the Barretts May select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Super Saver, last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, will shuttle to Eliza Park Stud near Kerrie, Victoria, Australia, this year.
Lenny Shulman interviews Jon Court, jockey for Archarcharch. Watch Video
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