Ever since the four final major preps produced significant upsets, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has painted a murky and muddled picture.
Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks. Watch Video
The most expensive sale horse among this year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates is Stay Thirsty, who was a $500,000 2-year-old.
There are several longshots worthy of a second look in this wide-open Derby. Read Blog
First off, before we get to the Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty works, let's at least acknowledge both colts for getting this far. Read Blog
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
Owner Mike Repole discusses his investment in Thoroughbreds and shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
Todd Pletcher's pair of classic contenders take to the slop May 1 at Churchill Downs. Onwer Mike Repole watches on as Uncle Mo gets five furlongs in 1:01 3/5.
Despite an early morning thunderstorm that left the track at Churchill Downs sloppy, several contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) breezed May 1
Part IV in an ongoing blog series authored by Mike Repole, owner of Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo. Read Blog
Uncle Mo's and Stay Thirsty's owner bluntly discusses several controversial topics, including full disclosure, the rumors, speculation, and observations regarding Uncle Mo's physical well being.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will keep the mount on Stay Thirsty for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), owner Mike Repole said April 26.
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog
The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
Repole Stables' Stay Thirsty sizzled five furlongs in a "bullet" 1:00 over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Easter Sunday as he continued to prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The one-time heavy favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Repole Stable's Uncle Mo, was out for a gallop at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, April 19 in his first full day since arriving in Louisville.
Stay Thirsty and Decisive Moment, 3-year-old colts pointed toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in strong workouts at Churchill Downs April 17 in their first efforts of the spring over the track.
Stay Thirsty and Shackleford arrived at Churchill Downs with hopes of running in next month's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
The main question regarding the Wood Memorial is whether anyone can test Uncle Mo.
The Florida Derby results were not exactly encouraging for most KY Derby prospects. Read Blog
Dialed In, who banked $600,000 for his last-to-first victory in the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, jumped from No. 17 to No. 2 on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
A lively opening day of betting in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended with unbeaten champion Uncle Mo as a narrow favorite.
Who will win the 2011 Florida Derby? Is it Soldat's race? Can Flashpoint carry that speed? Predict the Order
Over the next two weeks, Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo will take their final steps before the Kentucky Derby. Read Blog
A look at the key contenders in the Florida Derby, and how the race will be run. Watch Video
Dazzling Hutcheson winner Flashpoint and four of the top Kentucky Derby contenders are among a field of eight that was drawn for the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby.
Jason, Tom, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Florida Derby (gr. I) featuring Dialed In, Stay Thirsty, To Honor and Serve, and Soldat. Watch Video
Astrology hangs on while a few other horses are shifted in the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
After watching Stay Thirsty breeze five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company with a stablemate at Palm Meadows the morning of March 27, trainer Todd Pletcher will likely make an equipment change for the April 2 Florida Derby.
Stay Thirsty is the latest breeding success for Glennwood Farm Read Blog
The addition of The Factor and some juggling highlight this week's Dozen. Read Blog
The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
There are changes in this week's Derby Dozen. A few new and a few moved, as we welcome Premier Pegasus and Silver Medallion to the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
This is not about who is going to win the Kentucky Derby, as much as who so far has the look of a Derby winner--who is on track to peak on Derby Day, who looks eager to do more than they already have. Read Blog
Although some question the decision to use the March 12 Timely Writer Stakes as Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, owner Mike Repole feels the one-mile ungraded race is the right vehicle for last year's champion.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Descending from a full sister to Man o'War, this colt has the pedigree to be in contention for the 2011 Triple Crown -- but he has plenty of competition, even from within his own barn.
Yes, it's easy to knock Stay Thirsty's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) victory. He time was slow, his Beyer figure was low, he wasn't beating a strong field. Read Blog
Equestrio beats Dialed In, Turbulent Descent and Dubai racing. View Slideshow
Only slight movement this week with Stay Thirsty moving up to #3. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Juvenile champion Uncle Mo put in a half-mile move in :48 4/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher March 6 in preparation for his fast-approaching 3-year-old debut at Gulfsteam Park.
Odds-on Stay Thirsty made a successful 3-year-old debut, taking over from pacesetter The Fed Eased in mid-stretch and rolling to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) March 5 at Aqueduct.
This weekend features Saturday's Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct, and a Sunday allowance race at Gulfstream that will serve as Dailed In's two-turn debut. Read Blog
Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and the Santa Anita H. (gr. I). Watch Video
Stay Thirsty was installed the 9-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Gotham Stakes, which drew a mostly unheralded field of nine.
Gotham: Time for Stay Thirsty, Toby's Corner to Step Up. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo and his Derby-nominated stablemate Stay Thirsty were part of a busy morning for trainer Todd Pletcher Feb. 27 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Todd Pletcher said Feb. 23 there were a combination of factors that led him to choose the Timley Writer Stakes as the season's debut for star 3-year-old Uncle Mo.
- By Steve Haskin
Mucho moves up and a new horse is added. Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Repole Stable's Triple Crown contenders Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty breezed at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida Feb. 20.
All others and Uncle Mo are getting heavily bet so far. Read Blog
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