J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Thoughts from Steve Haskin on the post position draw and the morning activities. read blog
Trainer Ed Dunlop has Red Cadeaux in the Melbourne Cup. Ed comments on his placement following the post position draw. watch video
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor comments on the Melbourne Cup following the post position draw. watch video
Master of Hounds is big mystery horse of the Derby. Read Blog
Churchill Downs is abandoning the two-tiered process that has been used since 1998 to determine the starting field for the Kentucky Derby and will revert to a traditional post position draw this year.
Post positions for all 14 Breeders' Cup races will be drawn Oct. 21, with fields for 10 races drawn in the morning and four in the afternoon.
It was only appropriate that the final Kentucky Derby work belong to Big Brown, who showed why he just may be as special as his connections believe he is.
BloodHorseNOW.com writer Steve Haskin reports each morning from Monmouth Park with news from the track.
Though Breeders' Cup this year will add a second championship day of racing, post positions for all 11 Breeders' Cup World Championships races will be drawn on one day.
Street Sense and Hard Spun, the one-two finishers in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, drew outside post positions for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which attracted a field of nine.
TVG will provide live, on-site coverage of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) post-position draw from Keeneland April 11.
As expected, the names of 20 3-year-olds were dropped into the entry box for Saturday's $2-million Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Advance wagering and the two-tiered post position draw format are the only impediments to Churchill Downs employing an also-eligible procedure for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), according to a track spokesman.
The connections of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner War Emblem won first choice of post position Wednesday for the 127th renewal of the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday at Pimlico and with it chose gate 8 for the son of Our Emblem.
With only two horses left to be drawn, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner War Emblem, and the first and last choices for post positions remaining, trainer Bob Baffert was poised to be either the straw that stirred the Preakness post position drink or a man without a plan.
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