This year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is fast approaching, but rain could also be on the way for the May 4 event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
- By Claire Novak
Last year's Kentucky Derby (gr.I)-winning trainer Doug O'Neill talks about post 8 for Goldencents, and also about his golf game. Watch Video
Trainer Shug McGaughey talks about 7-2 Kentucky Derby (gr.I) favorite Orb's post-position draw, and also about the colt's behavior when a horse flipped on May 1 as he was schooling in the paddock at Churchill Downs. Watch Video
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said it revoked simulcast approval for Calder Casino & Race Course April 30 when the two parties failed to agree on a purse contract.
Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after drawing post 16 May 1 at Churchill Downs. Verrazano will break from post 14 and is the 4-1 second choice.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's Icon Ike, two-for-two this year with stakes wins in turf sprints, will face seven foes in the $125,000 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 4.
Liaison returns to the scene of the biggest victory of his career when he battles six other well-matched older horses at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) May 4.
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs discuss who is in the Derby, Todd Pletcher's five, talk to D. Wayne Lukas about Oxbow and Will Take Charge, and make their picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
The four unknowingly helped inspire the name of Kentucky Derby contender Normandy Invasion, along with the other thousands of brave soldiers who participated in the historic events of June 6, 1944. read blog
Will Take Charge and Goldencents are at the opposite ends of this year's sales histories for horses entered in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
After just missing her first career stakes victory March 2 in the Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Tokyo Time will try to reach that milestone May 3 in the $150,000 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Barbara Banke, who operates Stonestreet Stables, and retired broadcaster Charlsie Cantey have been appointed to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Three Chimneys Farm will hold its annual open house that coincides with the week of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on Thursday, May 2.
Lines of Battle, who earned his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) via a win in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II), arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:25 a.m. May 1 after a trip from Ireland.
John Ward, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was selected chairman-elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors, the organization announced May 1.
Jim Covello has enjoyed a good deal of success since getting into Thoroughbred ownership a decade ago, but he's hoping Falling Sky provides the icing on the cake in the May 4 Kentucky Derby.
The only stakes on the May 3 card to draw a maximum 14-horse field was not the Kentucky Oaks. It was another race for 3-year-old fillies, the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (gr. III), with undefeated Calistoga favored.
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.
TVG's coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) begins May 1 with the one-hour "Kentucky Derby Profile Show" that profiles each entrant in the May 4 race.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Flashy Gray has been scratched from the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott told Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman May 1.
Dreaming of Julia is the freshest on the minds of most leading up to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) due to her extraordinary 21 3/4-length victory in the March 30 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. I).
Passion for Gold, a 6-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, has been retired to stud in Chile.
Before an enthusiastic crowd of 500 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Louisville, nearly all of the trainers with starters pointing for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) talked about their horses.
- By Tom LaMarra
As predicted by horsemen earlier this year, members of Congress are again preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate the use of medication in racehorses.
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Dallas Stewart talks about Kentucky Derby contender Golden Soul. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Tom Amoss on Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute's preparations for the Kentucky Derby (gr.I). watch video
After months of negotiations that held up regulatory approval, the Ohio State Racing Commission May 1 signed off on plans for River Downs to move its 2013 live racing dates to Beulah Park.
A full field of 20 and one horse on the also-eligible list is expected to be entered in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman gives the Kentucky Derby news for May 1, 2013. watch video
Trainer John Terranova talks about Kentucky Derby contender Falling Sky. watch video
Rick Pitino comments on the backside of Churchill Downs about his Kentucky Derby contender Goldencents. watch video
Wounds located on a horse’s lower (distal) limb can be extremely challenging to treat due to the small amount of “extra” soft tissue in the area (to suture, for example) and the propensity for excessive proud flesh to form, which prolongs rehabilitation. Over the years, veterinarians have tried multiple techniques to improve tissue heali...
Cot Campbell has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Thoroughbred ownership, and looks to add the Kentucky Derby to the Preakness Stakes he banked with Summer Squall 23 years ago.
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