American Pharoah is the favorite in the will-pays for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) daily double.
Actress Ashley Judd will be the voice of NBC's show open for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Colts by Central Kentucky sires Exchange Rate, Quality Road, and Blame brought the top three highest prices at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale May 1 in Newmarket.
Robert Luttrell's homebred Promise Me Silver kept her unblemished record intact with a victory in her toughest test yet, the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, in contention early through moderate fractions, turned it on in the stretch and pulled away to capture the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Chilean-bred filly Furia Cruzada rallied strongly from off the pace to deny Carinosa a victory in the Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I) May 1 at Palermo
Power Alert, who has made an impression since his arrival from Australia, continued his good form with a course-record victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by Twinspires.com (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables has confirmed multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir will not run in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.
Molly Morgan rallied inside off the far turn to win the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes May 1 at Churchill Downs, earning the first grade I victory of her career.
Feathered seized control at the start and went wire to wire to win the Edgewood Stakes (gr. IIIT) over 3-2 favorite Quality Rocks on the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card at Churchill Downs.
- By Tom LaMarra
Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.
Lucy Zeh, author of Etched in Stone: Thoroughbred Memorials, a book on the grave markers of Thoroughbreds, was shot and fatally injured by her estranged husband last month outside of a Louisville-area dance studio.
Five of the fillies who finished behind Ben Keswick's Spirit of Xian in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) will take another shot at her in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3.
Logan Bailey, the general manager of the Kentucky office of Daily Racing Form, dies April 28. The Frankfort, Ky., native was 75.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced May 1 that Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak sets the Churchill Downs scene with updates on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2015. watch video
Claire Novak sets the Churchill Downs scene with updates on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2015.
- By Claire Novak
The transcript for the live chat is now available. Read Transcript
TimeformUS Preview: The 30-1 shot we're keying in today's Kentucky Oaks. read blog
Fifteen years after Dubai Millennium won the Dubai World Cup, his son sired both Dubai World Cup winner Prince Bishop and UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij.
Arkansas will be well represented at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as owners Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta will have Southwest Stakes winner Far Right in the Run for the Roses.
Owner Ahmed Zayat said El Kabeir did not go to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 1 because he took a couple of bad steps and was not sound but has not been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.
KY Derby: American Pharoah Gallops Oaks Day watch video
Well before sunrise May 1, the first horses on the track at Churchill Downs were hopefuls for that day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby favorite on the track early May 1
Ok, the time has finally come to try to answer the burning questions that make Kentucky Derby 141 one of the most intriguing Thoroughbred events seen in a very long time. read blog
Churchill Downs' John Asher says weather, advance ticket sales bode well. Watch Video
Churchill Downs' John Asher says weather, advance ticket sales bode well.
"I believe in fate," says Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. "I believe that something really good is about to happen... but it's something we're just going to have to wait and see."
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders association awards ceremonies in April.
Larry Jones, born and raised in Kentucky and with two winners of the Longtines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to his credit, has a pair of strong candidates for the May 1 filly race at Churchill Downs.
Fury Kapcori will look to repeat his success in the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) April 30 at Santa Anita Park.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). read blog
The April 30 defection of Stanford from the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will allow also-eligible Frammento to run.
- By Tom LaMarra
Two members of Congress, on the eve of two of Thoroughbred racing's biggest days, announced introduction of legislation that would end interstate simulcasts to encourage racing to end what they call widespread cheating.
As expected, given a 20-horse field that is knee-deep in fast young horses, the TimeformUS Pace Projector is projecting a fast pace. read blog
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Big Blue Kitten will make his 7-year-old debut in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park May 2.
Can the Man, a grade I-placed 2-year-old and grade III-winning 3-year-old by Into Mischief, will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
Pin Oak Stud's son of Nijinsky II had been pensioned in January. He had sired six champions out of 19 crops to race.
Sire Afleet Alex will have an undefeated son in Materiality start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, a race in which Afleet Alex finished third.
Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown, the governor's office announced April 30.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice will not run in the May 2 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park after a bruise was discovered in his right front foot, Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell confirmed.
Effort falls short in 2015 but advanced farther than ever this spring. Download Now
Robert Kulina has been a fixture at Monmouth Park since 1972, shortly after graduating from the University of Charleston in West Virginia, but in late 2011 the 65-year-old thought he was out of a job. Download Now
The winners of the past two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will both make their 2015 debut in the $150,000 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) May 2 at Belmont Park.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group II winner Mubtaahij had an easy three-eighths breeze timed in :37.40 with jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Thursday, April 30 at Churchill Downs.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Kentucky Derby. Who are your picks? watch video
When the connections of Bolo look for a reason why the third-place Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) finisher could jump up and win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the dirt surface at Churchill Downs provides hope.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Dortmund, the 3-1 second choice for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be saddled on the path in the paddock rather than one of the enclosed stalls.
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