Nick Zito found another major contender for next month's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), as Richard Pell's Fly Down demolished six 3-year-old rivals in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) May 8 at Belmont Park.
Sudden illness halted the career of the stallion, who has sired Run for the Roses winners Super Saver and Monarchos.
Caracortado punched his ticket to next weekend's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a seven-furlong work at Santa Anita May 8 with regular rider Paul Atkinson aboard. The son of Cat Dreams stopped the clock in 1:24 3/5.
Zayat Stables has sold an ownership interest in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner to Jess Jackson.
The son of Indian Charlie was 15th in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) after setting the pace. Lookin At Lucky is still 51% to run in the Triple Crown's second leg.
The colt will challenge stablemate Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner.
The plan is to go in the classic if the colt runs well in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II).
Noble's Promise will pass the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and will point instead for the one-mile St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot
The Northern Dancer (gr. III) at Churchill Downs is another option for the colt.
Kiaran McLaughlin is the new trainer for the Limehouse colt.
Jockey expected to take the inside path again win he rides Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver in the Preakness (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Lookin At Lucky and stablemate Conveyance were back on the track at Churchill Downs May 6 for the first time since last week's "Run for the Roses," both colts galloping 1 1/2 miles.
Schoolyard Dreams, who finished ahead of winner Super Saver in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), fired a bullet five-furlong work in :59 3/5 at Monmouth Park with jockey Eibar Coa in the irons.
Trainer Nick Zito confirmed May 5 that Ice Box, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not be going on to Baltimore to compete in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.
A field of seven 3-year-olds led by WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer, was drawn for the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II), which now serves as the local prep for next month's Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
WinStar Farms' Super Saver jogged a mile at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 5 in his first return to the track since winning the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Super Saver teamed up with three powerhouses to win the 136th Kentucky Derby.
Despite inch upon inch of rain and a weather forecast that could have chased away patrons, the May 1 Derby more than held its own. Handle was up across the board.
Son of Awesome Again is getting a break from training and competition and will undergo a nuclear scintigraphy scan.
The Nielsen Company reported that 16.5 million viewers watched the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on NBC, a slight improvement over 2009's numbers.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver is scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course May 12 in advance of a Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that could attract a full field of 14.
The Get Your Preak On media campaign developed for the Preakness Stakes has prompted debate in Maryland since its launch more than eight weeks ago.
Some bettors across the country nearly got shut out of the May 1 Kentucky Derby when AmTote International's multi-jurisdictional wagering hub in Portland, Ore., locked up twice within 50 minutes of the Derby's post time.
Pimlico Race Course officials said May 3 that Dublin, seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be shipping to Pimlico Race Course May 11 to prepare for the Preakness Stakes.
It's no surprise that Super Saver, winner of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is the new No. 1 on this week's NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll.
Calvin Borel, who has won two of the last three KY Derbies, talks about Super Saver and his chances to win Kentucky Derby 136. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
The NBC telecast of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) posted the highest ratings in 18 years.
On a wet morning of May 2 at Churchill Downs, trainer Todd Pletcher was absorbing the previous day's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory by Super Saver as the trainers of others made future plans.
Despite inch upon inch of rain and a weather forecast that could have chased away patrons, the Kentucky Derby more than held its own. Handle and reported attendance were up from 2009, providing a boost for Churchill Downs.
Houston software designer Glen Fullerton wins $900,000 for selecting Super Saver in a sweepstakes contest sponsored by Churchill Downs and CNBC.
Super Saver, with Calvin Borel up, wins the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). WinStar Farm's homebred son of Maria's Mon gives trainer Todd Pletcher his first Derby win.
American Lion looks to be the early overlay in the wide-open betting.
As predicted, there was rain and no training at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 1, hours before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The second jewel of the Triple Crown will stay in Maryland regardless of what happens to Pimlico while Magna navigates bankruptcy proceedings.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver is the 7-1 early favorite for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, based on the early wagering at Churchill Downs.
In the event of inclement weather for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Churchill Downs personnel, as well as safety officials from the Louisville, Ky., area, are prepared to take precautions.
With a forecast of rain overnight and heavy thunderstorms in Louisville, Ky., there is a possibility that training at Churchill Downs will be canceled May 1, according to track superintendent Butch Lehr.
Churchill officials say they will turn on lights if the the predicted heavy rain May 1 causes poor visibility.
With the wide-open nature of the race and impending rain, it's longshot time.
Trainer Alexis Barba is looking at lucky, in more ways than one. Her colt, Make Music for Me, who has been close to Lookin At Lucky three times, will get another shot in the Kentucky Derby.
No one can boast of having a better slop pedigree than Stately Victor.
Jason, Evan, James Scully, and special guest Jill Byrne preview The Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Watch Video
The two top choices in the first leg of the 2010 Triple Crown are based in California. Lookin at Lucky, the 3-1 morning-line favorite, and Sidney's Candy, the 5-1 second choice, lead a field of 20 3-year-olds in Derby 136.
Jack Conway and his father, Tom, co-own Kentucky Derby contender Stately Victor while the younger Conway also runs for the U.S. Senate
Lenny Shulman talks about reactions to the draw, the weather, and Zenyatta's next race. Watch Video
HRTV has announced the addition of the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) from Newmarket to its May 1 coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The talents of the upcoming film Secretariat were the star attractions of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs April 29. Press conference panel included Diane Lane, Penny Chenery, Randall Wallace, and Mark Ciardi.
With a 70% chance of rain for May 1, trainer Todd Pletcher said he is not concerned about an off-track for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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