Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first mares confirmed in foal from his debut book at stud at WinStar Farm.
A look back at the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Super Saver's victory. View Slideshow
Super Name Sweepstakes winner names Super Saver's half brother Superfection
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
Listen to WinStar Farm's Elliott Walden answer questions about Super Saver, Calvin Borel, what it means to be a racing manager, and more. The transcript is now available. Read Transcript
- By Steve Haskin
A look back at Super Saver's trip across the Kentucky Derby trail. Read Blog
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.
The trainer and jockey are now forever linked in Kentucky Derby history by Super Saver. Read Blog
Ron Mitchell reports from a soggy Churchill Downs and provides updates on Super Saver, Ice Box, and Lookin At Lucky. 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.
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.
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.
No one can boast of having a better slop pedigree than Stately Victor.
Lookin At Lucky was made the 3-1 choice for Saturday's Kentucky Derby after drawing the rail. Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Sidney's Candy, the 5-1 second choice, draws post 20.
Lookin at Lucky and Sidney's Candy draw far inside and far outside.
Most winners of the Kentucky Derby since 1900 have come from the rail and post 5.
WinStar Farm's colt has a non-displaced right-front condylar fracture and will not be entered later today in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Awesome Act worked in :48 1/5 and galloped out in 1:00 2/5 on April 27. Jockey Julien Leparoux was in the irons.
The Derby gods could very well have a few tricks up their sleeve this year.
Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Conveyance lit up the muddy Churchill track Tuesday morning, turning in five furlongs in :59 4/5. The move was Conveyance's final major work in advance of the May 1 Kentucky Derby.
Dr. Larry Bramlage, representing the AAEP, to assist NBC, ESPN with horse-health related issues regarding Derby, Oaks programs.
Derby contenders Awesome Act (4f, :48 1/5) and Conveyance (5f, :59 4/5) work Tuesday morning over a "muddy" track at Churchill Downs.
Lookin At Lucky, the new favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), works five furlongs in the mud at Churchill Downs in 1:00 4/5 during a busy day for Derby contenders.
In light of the defections of Rule and Eskendereya from the contenders list and the confirmation Devil May Care will be entered, here is the list of Derby hopefuls based on graded stakes earnings as of mid-morning April 26.
WinStar Farm's Bill Casner confirms he has not been pleased with Rule's progress at Churchill Downs and the colt will not be entered in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Johnny Greathouse and trainer Todd Pletcher confirm that their star filly, Devil May Care, will be entered only in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and not cross-entered in the Oaks (gr. I).
The withdrawal of Derby favorite Eskendereya due to a filling put a damper on the morning
Eskendereya joins the likes of Gen. Duke, A.P. Indy, and I Want Revenge as early favorites for the Derby that didn't make the starting gate.
Following the defection of Eskendereya from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has installed Lookin At Lucky as then new morning-line favorite for the May 1 race.
With the declaration of likely favorite Eskendereya from the Kentucky Derby, here is an updated listing of contenders by graded stakes earnings.
Eskendereya, favored for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not run in the May 1 classic due to a slight filling in his left front leg, according to Todd Pletcher.
Five Todd Pletchers and Sidney's Candy topped Saturday's Kentucky Derby works.
Johnny Greathouse and trainer Todd Pletcher are still unsure whether Devil May Care will run in the Oaks or Derby after her 1:00 1/5 drill Saturday morning in the slop at Churchill Downs
A sloppy surfaces causes Todd Pletcher to delay the final Derby work of likely favorite Eskendereya until Sunday; Interactif to drill April 25 as well
Discreetly Mine, Mission Impazible both work in 1:00 1/5 for five furlongs in the slop at Churchill Downs one week before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Arkansas Derby (gr. I) runner-up works a half-mile under Calvin Borel in the slop at Churchill Downs; one of five workers for trainer Todd Pletcher
WinStar Farm's homebred Rule drills five furlongs in the slop at Churchill Downs Saturday morning in 1:00.
Nick Zito's Florida Derby (gr. I) winner heats things up over a sloppy Churchill Downs surface April 23.
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner goes five furlongs in the slop at the Churchill Downs Training Center in 1:00 3/5.
Trainer Mike Maker moves up work to beat the weather; son of Kitten's Joy clocks five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 under exercise rider Derrick Smith.
They all have questions going into the Derby. But it's hard finding questions for Lookin At Lucky.
With WinStar Farm's management team on hand, Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner American Lion tuned up for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a workout April 20 over the Polytrack at Keeneland.
Line of David, the surprise winner of the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), was officially clocked in 1:02 for his five-furlong workout the morning of April 20 at Churchill Downs.
Bob Baffert-trained 3-year-old Tiz Chrome breaks down in workout at Churchill Downs and is euthanized; was working toward start in April 24 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III).
Eskendereya (Palm Meadows), Sidney's Candy (Churchill Downs), and Endorsement, candidates for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked five furlongs April 17.
Ken Ramsey reports that Pleasant Prince will start in the April 24 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III). With a victory in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile prep, the colt will be entered in the Kentucky Derby.
Looking over the perspective Derby field, here are a few statistics and random thoughts as we head into D-Day minus two weeks.
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