Kentucky-based jockey Jon Court was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, which will be presented Memorial Day at Belmont Park.
Archarcharch got on the board in a big way April 23 at Keeneland, when 2-year-old filly Tia Flor became his first winner with a 9 1/4-length victory in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event.
An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median.
Back to Class, a stakes-placed full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Chapel Royal, sold for $85,000 to Adena Springs to top the consignor preferred session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 22.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.
Archarcharch, a grade I winner and Spendthrift Farm stallion, was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the Kingmambo mare Enfiraaj Jan. 12 in Kentucky.
Images from some of the Kentucky Farm Open Houses in January 2012. View Slideshow
Archarcharch, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I) before being injured at the start of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will stand the 2012 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Owner Bob Yagos said Archarcharch has been retired from racing after fracturing his left front leg during the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.
Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live, one hour chat Saturday at Noon EDT. Be ready to talk Derby and anything else that's on your mind. Read Transcript!
When logic and analysis gets you nowhere, be a contrarian. Read Blog
I do not like Archarcharch's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) post down on the rail, but I'm still going to pick him as the Run for the Roses winner. Read Blog
A visual look at the field for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. View Slideshow
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.
Master of Hounds is big mystery horse of the Derby. Read Blog
Lenny Shulman interviews Jon Court, jockey for Archarcharch. Watch Video
Who will win this year's Kentucky Derby? Will there be a Decisive Moment to have Twice the Appeal? Will the winner be Dialed In, as you Watch Me Go? Or will you Stay Thirsty, watching Pants On Fire? Predict the Order
With a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, it may be time to start thinking about handicapping the race for an off track. Read Blog
This will be an abbreviated report, as there wasn't much activity Tuesday morning. Read Blog
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
There are several longshots worthy of a second look in this wide-open Derby. Read Blog
Trainer Jinks Fires sent the Arkansas Derby winner to the track at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 3 for what he described as a strong gallop.
Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Archarcharch blitzed through his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) work on Friday, April 29 at Churchill Downs.
Jason, Evan, and Tim give an overview of Derby 137. Watch Video
Jinks Fires answers questions about Archarcharch, Jon Court, the Derby, and more. Listen to Podcast!
The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Before we get really perplexed and befuddled by the morass of statistics, opinions, and rumors, here is one person's opinion of the best of what we have and what we've seen, broke down by categories. Read Blog
A look back at the Arkansas Derby, and a look forward to the probables and possibles in the Kentucky Derby. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve review at the Arkansas Derby, delve into some Derby trivia, discuss trainer Rick Dutrow, look back on the career of A.P. Indy, and more. Watch Video
Beaten Arkansas derby favorite (gr. I) The Factor got a feel for the Churchill Downs racing surface on April 20 when he jogged a mile on his first day at the Louisville track.
With four starts in 2011 Archarcharch can almost be considered a 'throwback' Read Blog
Handicapping Derby 137 will be an especially daunting challenge. Read Blog
Images from weekend racing,events and scenes. View Slideshow
Future Wager dropout Archarcharch is overlooked again Read Blog
The top five for Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen looks much different this week, Dialed In still sits on top. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Archarcharch and Nehro, first and second, respectively in the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 16, are both destined for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7, according to their connections.
Next stop Louisville for the Arkansas Derby winner. Read More
The parade of longshots to win major Kentucky Derby trail prep races continued April 16 when Archarcharch came from off the pace to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.
The Factor has been installed as the solid 7-5 favorite in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) as 13 3-year-olds were entered for the $1 million race April 16.
Will The Factor reign again? It is rebound time for Brethren? Will Elite Alex break through? Predict the Order
Lots of movement, as we have a new No. 1 for the first time. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
No, not seats; tickets to the starting gate. Spaces are filling at a rapid rate and there aren't many left for all the horses scheduled to run over the next two weekends. Read Blog
The Factor, a flashy, front-running winner of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) last month, has officially been confirmed for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 16 at Oaklawn Park.
- By Steve Haskin
Archarcharch, a contender despite dropping off Future Wager. Read Blog
Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Archarcharch posted his first workout since finishing third in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 29 at Oaklawn Park.
Steve and Lenny discuss the Rebel Stakes, Life At Ten, the Azeri Stakes, Blink Luck vs Havre de Grace and remember Cathy Roby. Watch Video
Add The Factor to this year's list of serious contenders on the Triple Crown trail. The brilliant colt, trained by Bob Baffert, proved his ability to get a route of ground with a crushing win in the Rebel Stakes March 19.
Who will win the 2011 Rebel Stakes? Who will finish last? Will The Factor take them all the way? Is it time for Elite Alex or Sway Away to shine? Predict the Order
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