While most of the attention "across the pond" in America is focused on Miss Temple City's appearance in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1), the Royal Ascot opening day feature for most of the locals will be the St. James's Palace (G1).
Only eight 3-year-olds have won both the English 2,000 Guineas and the Irish 2,000 Guineas. On May 27 Coolmore owned/Ballydoyle trained Churchill became number nine.
The Irish Two Thousand Guineas is the first start for Thunder Snow start since his balk in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
After his impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Always Dreaming is the biggest mover in the third edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, drawing a rating of 122.
There seems to be little doubt that Galileo has a stranglehold on the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) as a sire. His latest victor is the Coolmore/Ballydoyle star Churchill who took the May 6 running by a length as the 6-4 favorite.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said having one eye is not a problem for Kentucky Derby contender Patch.
In a record-breaking third quarter, Churchill Downs reports a 107% increase in net income when the three months ending Sept. 30 are compared with the same three months last year.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.
Claire Novak sets the stage for Kentucky Oaks Day.
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Louisville Courier-Journal turf writer Jennie Rees previews the 2-year-old stakes races at Churchill Downs on November 29.
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Jockey Mike Smith will have the mount on Daddy Nose Best in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), according to assistant trainer Scott Blasi.
The longest shot on the board at 17-1, Barry L. King's Flashy Lassie came from off the pace to collar Five Star Momma in the late going to take the $109,300 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs.
Nearly six months into the season, the handicap division is still looking for a clear-cut leader. With a breakout performance in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 18, there is an opportunity for someone to assume that role.
A little sharper in his second start of the season, Noble's Promise returned to Churchill Downs to post a hard-fought win in the $110,300 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4.
Of the eight entrants drawn for the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III), not only do all of them have one-turn wins at Churchill Downs, but six of them have stakes wins over the track.
Vinery Stables' Regally Ready ran down Bridgetown in the late stages to win the $111,200 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
Courtlandt Farm's homebred Machen came roaring down the center of the track and ran down Dominus in the final jump to win the Derby Trial (gr. III) by a neck April 30 on opening night at Churchill Downs.
Seven creditors are negotiating to clear the slate on nearly $100 million in debt owned by the New York Off-Track Betting Corp.
Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos shrugged off a stumble at the break and cruised to a 9 1/2-length victory in the $108,200 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 3 at Churchill Downs.
With no logical dirt race to choose from, D. Wayne Lukas has decided on the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT), a turf contest July 4 at Churchill, as the starting point for Mine That Bird--or at least he is thinking about it.
Just Louise made a sparkling stakes debut June 26 at Churchill Downs, relinquishing the lead on the turn, then coming back in the final jump to win the $108,800 Debutante (gr. III) by a neck.
Steve Asmussen, who won the Debutante Stakes (gr. III) three consecutive years from 2005-07 and four times overall, has another chance with Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Tristanme, who broke her maiden last out at Woodbine.
The only thing Blame needed to officially become a star was a grade I win. The son of Arch accomplished that June 12, overcoming a wide trip while running down pacesetter Battle Plan to score the Stephen Foster Handicap.
Colizeo, the 8-5 favorite, defeated Worldly after a long stretch duel to score the $125,000 Northern Dancer Stakes (gr. III) in his graded stakes debut June 12 at Churchill Downs.
Dynazaper, winner of the Edgewood Stakes at Churchill most recently, heads a strong field of 3-year-old fillies in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT), including three starters from the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Riley Tucker, who raced close to the pace during the early part of the May 29 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, found clear sailing along the rail entering the stretch on his way to two-length score.
Woods worked with both Line of David, Big Brown in his Florida-based sales program.
John and Glen Sikura's Serenading drew away from Morena in midstretch to win the the $160,950 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) by three lengths on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs.
Midwest trainer John E. Churchman Jr., who started two horses in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died Aug. 18 after a long illness.
Wrapping up Summer Bird's victory in the 2009 Belmont with Lenny Shulman
Belmont Stakes picks from insiders including Hall of Fame jockey Jorge Velasquez, trainer Shug McGaughey, and Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds.
Karen Johnson talks with Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of Charitable Man.
Highlights include Charitable Man and Mine That Bird, and Nick Zito's pair, Miner's Escape and Brave Victory.
Steve Haskin talks with Eoin Harty, trainer of Belmont Stakes entrant Mr. Hot Stuff.
Lenny Shulman reports on the day's activities including gallops by Dunkirk, Mine That Bird, Miner's Escape, Brave Victory, and Charitable Man.
Steve Haskin talks with Dr. Leonard Blach, co-owner of Mine That Bird.
The weather is the big story as Karen Johnson reviews the news of the day, which includes gallops by Summer Bird and Charitable Man.
Workouts from Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird are highlighted, including comments from Mine That Bird's trainer Chip Woolley. Order Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird photos.
Dan Liebman recaps the Preakness.
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