Trainer Mike Harrington called Creative Cause's workout "perfect in my book" after the gray/roan colt covered a half-mile in :47 4/5 at Churchill Downs April 30 over a fast track.
The works are done, and all that remains are the final gallops and observing how the horses are thriving during the final week read blog
Trinniberg has never raced farther than seven furlongs. He might be the best 3-year-old sprinter in the land. But according to his owner, Shivananda Parbhoo, the son of Teuflesberg has the ability to go long.
The Kentucky Derby trail and short memories go hand in hand. Remember when Mark Valeski was the next up-and-coming star, grabbing everyone's attention with his gutsy nose defeat to El Padrino in the Risen Star? read blog
Trainer Larry Jones says a workout by Mark Valeski will determine whether the Proud Citizen colt will be entered in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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Liaison, the 2011 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) winner, breezed six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan at Churchill Downs April 25.
The Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 23 it has reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2012 Triple Crown for the second consecutive year.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will stick with Hansen in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), his agent has said.
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen is pretty much set, compare who you have with his picks! watch video
Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner and Triple Crown nominee Bodemeister was foaled and raised at Audley Farm near Berryville, Va.
Evan Hammonds examines the top five performances of 3-year-old prep races as well as the Jerome Stakes and Lexington Stakes. watch video
Michael Matz talks about Union Rags' work at Keeneland on April 20, 2012. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss TailGate, Bodemeister, Dullahan, and the Derby picture. watch video
Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan should have no problem racing on dirt in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Dale Romans said April 17.
Jerry Crawford, head of Donegal Racing, is excited about Dullahan's chances in Ky.
Depth of quality this year means Derby favorite may be 6-1. read blog
"Unbelievable" is how Phil Needham describes his association with Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan and that colt's half brother, 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird.
Where do Bodemeister, Dullahan and Hansen fit in the Derby Dozen puzzle this week? read blog
Two-time graded stakes winner continues to train well for Kentucky Derby.
The Jockey Club and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association April 16 officially launched the website tied to the "America's Best Racing" initiative. The web address is followhorseracing.com.
Evan recaps the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. watch video
Gemologist, winner of the April 7 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), was a weanling when he made his first and only appearance in the auction ring.
Jason and Evan handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby this week. watch video
Ron Mitchell interviews Larry Jones on location, about Havre de Grace, Mark Valeski, and more! watch video
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen is now firming into a nice batch of accomplished 3-year-olds. See who has made the list watch video
Tuesday in a national conference call, trainer Todd Pletcher was asked to name the figurative four number one seeds on the Kentucky Derby Trail, and he didn't hesitate with his answer.
Gary Stevens, a record nine-time winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on April 3 in advance of the Dodgers' Freeway Series preseason finale with the Angels.
In 2010 the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington had 14 sessions. In the 11th, cataloged as Hip No. 3474, was Hero of Order.
TVG will provide live coverage of the annual race meets at Keeneland and Woodbine that begin Friday, April 6.
One of the best story-lines is the love affair between Tami Bobo and Take Charge Indy. read blog
Augustin Stable's Ever So Lucky, third in the Swale Stakes (gr. III) in March, worked five furlongs in :59 2/5 at Keeneland April 3 in preparation for an expected start in the grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.
Zayat Stables' Bodemeister turned in a sensational work for the April 14 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), drilling six furlongs in a bullet 1:10 2/5 at Santa Anita Park under jockey Rafael Bejarano.
Many horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week, see who is now knocking on the door! watch video
Chris Brothers will be watching the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park with great interest March 31.
Prospective was a tough as a yearling and that attitude seems to be helping him as a racehorse, according to Mark Toothaker.
The program can give you Union Rags to win the grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 31. Is that the way you should go?
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Sabercat returned to the worktab March 26 at Oaklawn Park with plans on running in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) next month.
Do Daddy Nose Best and Went the Day Well both enter Steve's Derby Dozen for this week? Read to find out! watch video
Evan recaps the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes from the weekend. watch video
The coupled entry of Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling was made the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a full field of 14 for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots April 1.
The deadline for late nominations to the 2012 Triple Crown is March 24.
"The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
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A full field is possible for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 24, Turfway Park officials said. The race highlights a four-stakes program at the Kentucky racetrack.
Haskin's Derby Dozen shifts with Gemologist, Optimizer and Secret Circle this week. watch video
Eddie Woods is pumped up about the possibility that another graduate from his sale program, Union Rags, can become a classic winner just as Big Brown did.
Creative Cause, Dullahan and Bodemeister shift this week's Derby Dozen. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes. watch video
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