Nehro, who rallied to finish second in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 25.
The first races on the Road to the Roses contest are this weekend. With that in mind, we bring you the current status and/or plans--or lack of plans--of 80 horses maintained on our lists.
The grade III Southwest Stakes is full of unknown commodities, so unless the race is won by J P's Gusto, it's going to be a coming-out party on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Undefeated Uncle Mo tops the graded stakes earnings list for 3-year-olds that will likely determine the participants in the field for the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby.
Unlike the conditions that prevailed May 1 in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) will likely be contested over a fast track.
As predicted, there was rain and no training at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 1, hours before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
With a forecast of rain overnight and heavy thunderstorms in Louisville, Ky., there is a possibility that training at Churchill Downs will be canceled May 1, according to track superintendent Butch Lehr.
Trainer Alexis Barba is looking at lucky, in more ways than one. Her colt, Make Music for Me, who has been close to Lookin At Lucky three times, will get another shot in the Kentucky Derby.
Evan Hammonds recaps a key Kentucky Derby prep from this past weekend - the Florida Derby. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Welcome to Derby Week, or week 11 of the "Starting Gate," one person's look at this year's Kentucky Derby lineup. As we approach Wednesday, entry day, this how we would handicap the top 20 contenders for the May 5 Run for the Roses. Actual entry into America's greatest race is reliant on graded stakes earnings -- this lineup is based on some speculation, past performances, and potential performance on Saturday.
Bloodhorse.com has announced the addition of a new weekly "Triple Crown Mania" e-Newsletter to this year's coverage of the three classics.
With champion Declan's Moon on the sidelines, the 3-year-old throne in California is up for grabs in Saturday's San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), which has attracted a field of eight, headed by Wilko, Roman Ruler, and Consolidator. But there are at least three others with credentials who will attempt to seize the crown.
Although there are only two minor stakes this weekend, Nick Zito and Shug McGaughey will have important tests for two of their big horses. This also is a good time to see if there are still any live longshots in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) future book lurking out there who might be worth taking a hard look at.
Take a speedy grade I winner from a hot sire line who could carry his speed up to 1 3/16th miles. Cross him with a classically-oriented family whose credentials include two Kentucky Derby/Preakness (gr. I) winners, an Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner, and a Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) winner. What do you get?
Norberto Arroyo Jr. is rebounding from some personal matters, and insists he is now investing 100% into his riding.
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