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.
Instead of going into analysis on each horse, I'll keep it succinct and focus only on horses I like best. Read Blog
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.
Lenny Shulman talks about reactions to the draw, the weather, and Zenyatta's next race. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs to discuss the draw, visit with D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, and give their Derby picks. Watch Video
The two men, in the name of Gulf Coast Farms, bred morning line favorite Lookin At Lucky and Conveyance.
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.
In post position order, here are the horses in the 2010 Ky Derby. View Slideshow
Lookin at Lucky and Sidney's Candy draw far inside and far outside.
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.
Lenny Shulman interviews jockey Garrett Gomez, who will ride Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky in the run for the roses. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
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.
With Eskendereya gone, Todd Pletcher regroups; new favorite Lookin at Lucky lookin' good.
Ron Mitchell gives updates on Lookin' At Lucky, Rule, and Devil May Care. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Probable Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite covers five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.
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.
The withdrawal of Derby favorite Eskendereya due to a filling put a damper on the morning
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.
They all have questions going into the Derby. But it's hard finding questions for Lookin At Lucky.
Sweet Life, a daughter of Kris S. who is the dam of champion Sweet Catomine and grade I winner Life Is Sweet, was named Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.
Leading Derby contender Lookin At Lucky went six furlongs in 1:12.00 at Churchill Downs April 21, while his stablemate Conveyance turned in a swift :58.60 five furlong move.
Lookin At Lucky and Conveyance, two contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on Saturday, May 1, trained by Bob Baffert, worked at Churchill Downs April 15.
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr.II). Plus, early Derby thoughts. Watch Video
Looking over the perspective Derby field, here are a few statistics and random thoughts as we head into D-Day minus two weeks.
Lookin At Lucky and Sidney's Candy, two leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived at Churchill Downs on April 13 to prepare for the May 1 classic.
Noble's Promise, a banged-up fifth behind Line of David in the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) is doing better and will ship to Churchill Downs the morning of April 14 according to trainer Ken McPeek.
The results of the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass and Arkansas Derby (both gr. I) play role in graded list shakeup
Churchill Downs' official list of Kentucky Derby contenders by graded stakes earnings as of April 5.
Let's concentrate on the obvious: Sidney's Candy, Eskendereya were impressive; WinStar Farm could have as many as five starters.
Wood Memorial winner leapfrogs Lookin At Lucky to top spot; Zenyatta remains on top of National poll.
Jockey Victor Espinoza has received a three-day suspension for his riding in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3, while Garrett Gomez was fined $750 for punching Espinoza afterward.
Sidney's Candy overcame a stumble at the start to post an authorative front-running victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3, defeating odds-on favorite Lookin At Lucky, who was involved in a mishap.
The auction will wrap up the select juvenile selling season, which has enjoyed some modest rebounds.
Trainer Bob Baffert says he just wants to get the standout son of Smart Strike through his final prep in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3 and get on to Kentucky.
Lenny and Steve discuss the 3-year-old picture, review Dubai World Cup Day, and more. Plus, words of wisdom from Stable Boy. Watch Video
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Following Lookin At Lucky's six-furlong workout at Santa Anita March 28, trainer Bob Baffert said his colt is "90% sure" for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 3.
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Eskendereya was the slight betting favorite at the conclusion of the March 26 first day of wagering in the third and final pool of Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Eskendereya and Lookin At Lucky loom as the likely favorites heading into the third and final three-day pool of Churchill Downs' 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Victory in the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) propelled Robert LaPenta's Ice Box into sixth position on the graded earnings list of leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Trainer Bob Baffert said Lookin At Lucky's response to training will determine whether the colt will run in the Santa Anita Derby or wait a week for Arkansas Derby
Lenny and Steve discuss the Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and the latest Kentucky Derby preps. Watch Video
This week's slideshow includes photos of Zenyatta, You and I Forever, Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Warbling, Odysseus, Diva Delite, and Zardana. View Slideshow
In what was the biggest weekend of the year for Derby preps, we saw a wide variety of top-class performances.
Following a "March Madness" style weekend on the track there was plenty of movement in this week's NTRA Thoroughbred Polls released the afternoon of March 15.
Favored Lookin at Lucky, trying blinkers and dirt for the first time in his 2010 debut, won the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park when his late bid produced a neck victory over the stubborn Noble's Promise.
Trainer Bob Baffert brings out his big gun, 2009 juvenile champion Lookin At Lucky, in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 13. Now he just wants to be sure the son of Smart Strike is ready to fire.
Last year's champion juvenile male, Lookin At Lucky, is on schedule for his first start of the year, the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, after a workout at Santa Anita March 8.
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