Brad Grady's Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Girvin took his first ever spin around the Churchill Downs oval when he galloped over the surface May 3.
As owner Brad Grady relayed Girvin's :59 3/5 time for his five furlong breeze April 29 at Keeneland, gathered friends and family let out a relieved cheer.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender Girvin recorded his first breeze since winning the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) with a half-mile move in :47 4/5 April 15 at Trackside Louisville.
Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works.
With trainer Joe Sharp on workmate Cool Arrow and his wife, former jockey Rosie Napravnik, at the helm of the stable's newest big horse, Girvin turned in first move since his win in the Risen Star (G2) and covered a half-mile in :49 March 11.
Dolphus, a Lookin At Lucky half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is scheduled to make his career debut in the sixth race Nov. 22 at Fair Grounds.
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Less than a year after starting out on his own as a trainer, Joe Sharp has made a big splash in New York and beyond, quickly establishing himself as a top young conditioner. He will have a string at Saratoga this summer.
Retired Racehorse Project has launched ticket sales for Thoroughbreds For All Saratoga, an exploration of how Thoroughbred racehorses are transformed into America's best riding horses.
Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik and her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, announced the birth of Carson Wayne Sharp June 1. Napravnik reported the birth on her Facebook page.
The May 14 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course had its usual moments of levity, but this year thankfulness set the tone given the recent unrest in the city of Baltimore.
Apprentice jockey Erica Murray won with her first career mount May 9 at Louisiana Downs when Broussard won the day's fifth race.
Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
Mike Luzzi, America's Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, has been named the winner of the 2015 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers.
A group of Thoroughbred industry leaders will gather in Lexington Feb. 23 for a presentation about the launch of the Retired Racehorse Project's "Thoroughbred Makeover."
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots plans a special tribute for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik Feb. 21.
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The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
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Veteran riders James Graham, Mike Luzzi, Leslie Mawing, and Corey Nakatani, along with the recently retired Rosie Napravnik are the 2015 finalists for the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
Churchill Downs and the city of Louisville celebrated the extraordinary career of jockey Rosie Napravnik Nov. 15 after she announced her retirement earlier this month.
Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, a two-time winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and only female rider to win the race in its 140-year history, will be honored Nov. 15, at Churchill Downs.
John Velazquez won his third Bill Shoemaker Award as most outstanding Breeders' Cup jockey in races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Comments from the connections of Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Untapable, including trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Rosie Napravnik. Watch Video
Claire Novak recaps the results from Breeders' Cup Friday, including Untapable's win in the Distaff with Rosie Napravnik.
Comments from the connections of Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Untapable, including trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Rosie Napravnik.
After winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Rosie Napravnik announces her retirement. Watch Video
After winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Rosie Napravnik announces her "retirement."
Moments after piloting Untapable to victory in the Oct. 31 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, jockey Rosie Napravnik announced her plan to retire from riding races.
Untapable put the finishing touches on her 3-year-old filly championship campaign when she won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in a driving finish Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's aptly named Long On Value ran down game front-runner Sawyer's Hill to take the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Much has been made of Vicar's in Trouble's size--or lack thereof--throughout his career. But the modest 3-year-old has delivered again and again, giving his connections confidence to send him to the Breeders' Cup.
Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course.
In a thrilling stretch battle, Juddmonte Farms' Emollient edged Parranda by half a length to win the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.
Kentucky Downs closed out its highly successful 2014 live racing season Wednesday, Sept. 24, and the track established new records for wagering handle and starters per race during the five race-date season.
Favored Vicar's in Trouble, back in his home state for the first time since winning the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in March, dominated the 35th renewal of the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 6 at Louisiana Downs.
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Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap the $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. watch video
The $500,000 Kettle One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) pits front-running speedster Wildcat Red against proven closer Coup de Grace, both sharing highweight assignments of 121 pounds Aug. 23 at Saratoga.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.
Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II).
Fox Hill Farms' Coup de Grace closed with gusto in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga Race Course July 26, taking advantage after a quick early pace set-up in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for his late-running style.
Stakes winners Favorite Tale and Choctaw Chuck are the 121-pound co-highweights among seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik said July 5 that she plans to resume riding in a week's time, marking a swift return from a shoulder injury suffered last month.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will make her first start since cruising to a 4 1/2-length victory in that top Churchill Downs test when she faces an expected five other 3-year-old fillies in the Mother Goose.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik is expected to be away for four to six weeks while she recovers from a shoulder injury suffered in a training accident at Churchill Downs June 15.
Tapiture bounced back from his 15th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in May with flair, scoring a convincing victory in the $109,400 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 14 at Churchill.
A pair of horses who earned graded stakes wins as juveniles will try to add to their resumes June 14 at Churchill Downs when Tapiture and Rise Up meet in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III).
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Hard-knocking Delaunay secured his second graded victory May 31 in the $112,900 Aristides Stakes (gr. III), driving clear by 3 1/2 lengths under Rosie Napravnik at Churchill Downs.
Medal Count and General a Rod are ready for a start in the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after working at Churchill Downs May 31.
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