Eric Mitchell recaps the Kentucky Oaks, won by Princess of Sylmar, and the other stakes action on Oaks day. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of 2013 Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar. Watch Video
The slight favorite is Goldencents at 5-1. Goldencents is trained by last year's Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill. Also at 5-1 is Revolutionary, who will be ridden by three-time Derby winner Calvin Borel.
A colt by Darley sire Teofilo sold for 110,000 guineas (US$179,418), the overall highest price at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up and horses in training sale May 3 at Park Paddocks in Newmarket.
Longshot Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Princess of Sylmar will assure a large payout in the Oaks-Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) double.
Favored Noble Tune, saving all the ground for Javier Castellano, fired through an opening along the hedge to register an easy victory in the $234,200 American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.
With seven 3-year-old fillies contending in mid-stretch, Maggi Moss' So Many Ways proved best late to win the $177,150 Eight Belles Stakes May 3 at Churchill Downs.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 3-year-old homebred filly Kitten's Dumplings overcame a poor effort in her last start and notched the first victory of her sophomore season in grand fashion in the May 3 Edgewood Stakes.
Press conference discussing Black Onyx's scratching from the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Dr. Scott Palmer describes some of the bandaging techniques used on horses during races.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners announced that longtime on-call veterinarian Dr. Mary Scollay will serve as spokesperson for equine health during NBC Sports racing coverage at Churchill Downs.
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Padua Stables' Authenticity held off On Fire Baby in a fierce stretch battle to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) by a head May 3 at Churchill Downs. The 6-year-old mare sets a stakes record of 1:42.09 for 1 1/16-miles.
Ron Turcotte looks back on Secretariat's victory in the Derby.
Marchfield, 9-year old son of A.P. Indy, will stand in South Africa. He is to leave Park Stud in Ontario, where he has been since his retirement in 2011, for Moutonshoek Stud joining stallion Mambo in Seattle.
Juddmonte Farms' Hot Snap, a filly on the rise, is the 11-4 favorite heading into the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 5 at Newmarket.
World War II veteran Alan Reeves had some advice for Fox Hill Farm's Rick Porter on May 3 when he and three other veterans of the Normandy Invasion visited Barn 42 where Kentucky Derby contender Normandy Invasion is stabled.
Though Calder Casino & Race Course can't export its signal outside of Florida, the Florida HBPA indicated it doesn't expect other horsemen's groups to immediately pull their consent for signals to be sent to Calder.
With the Kentucky Derby field now in place, the points system that got us here looks like it's working pretty well.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr sets scene for May 3, Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. watch video
Crown Royal has pledged a $1 million donation to Thoroughbred Charities of America if retired jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. can correctly pick the top three finishers, in order, of each of this year's Triple Crown races.
Propped up inside jockey Kevin Krigger's locker at Churchill Downs is a photo dating back more than a century. Staring back at him is Jimmy Winkfield, the last black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby.
Atlantic City Race Course ended its six-day all turf meet May 1 with total pari-mutuel handle in excess of $1 million for a seven-race program.
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Orb carries seven generations of equine blood cultivated by the families of Stuart Janney III and Ogden Mills Phipps, and a long association of those families with trainer Shug McGaughey.
Whether Winning Cause is a good horse anywhere else is still to be tested, but he sure likes Keeneland's Polytrack.
Entered as the one also-eligible horse for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Fear the Kitten was scratched Friday morning from the Saturday, May 4 classic.
Dr. Larry Bramlage, AAEP On Call veterinarian, describes his role of relaying information from treating vets to the media. watch video
Jockey Samantha Colvin got her first victory in the saddle when she guided Rocket Ninetyeight to victory in the first race at Pimlico Race Course May 2.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races set another pari-mutuel handle record in April when it reported average daily handle of $1,367,336, up 1% from the same month in 2012.
Rose to Gold may bear the distinction of having the most modest sale price of any of filly in the starting gate for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but you would never know it by looking at her race record.
Veterinarians might soon have a new, high-tech "tool" to help treat seasonal equine dermatitis caused by insect bites: clones.
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