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).
- By Steve Haskin
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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
The Thoroughbred industry the week of March 11 will preliminarily launch a new fan website that will focus on a new brand initiative called 'America's Best Racing.'
You could say that no race so far this year will weed out so many potentially serious Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders as the grade II San Felipe -- but that's not necessarily the case.
Steve and Lenny interview Dr. Kendall Hansen, owner/breeder for Hansen, examine how last year's Kentucky Derby contenders are doing this year and revisit the Stone Age. watch video
Review how Hansen cruised to victory in the Gotham Stakes. view slideshow
Hansen and Empire Way shift Steve's Derby Dozen this week watch video
El Padrino, who defeated Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), was one cool dude when he resided at Middlebrook Farm near Lexington.
Is Hansen worth trying to beat at short odds? read blog
Smarty Jones Stakes winner Junebugred has a bone chip in his ankle and will need arthroscopic surgery to have it removed, taking him off the Triple Crown trail.
News Pending burst on the scene with his surprising second-place finish in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at odds of 27-1. But who exactly is this horse? read blog
Union Rags and El Padrino take over the top spots. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Risen Star and Fountain of Youth Stakes. watch video
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Lenny and Steve talk about the Derby Trail, Dubai World Cup and an early HOY choice. watch video
When Starlight Racing needs to replenish its stable of runners, its buying team heads to the yearling auctions. The venture's efforts at the sales are paying off handsomely this year with several promising 3-year-olds.
Steve Asmussen has a trio of intriguing Derby prospects read blog
A few horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week and a lot of new insight in Steve's notes for last week and horses knocking on the door. watch video
Fed Biz and Bodemeister responded with impressive wins for three-time Derby winner. read blog
Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male, sits atop the official graded stakes earnings list that will likely determine the participants for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
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Steve Haskin adds Fed Biz and Bodemeister from the Bob Baffert camp to his Derby Dozen. Steve also increases his guests knocking at the door. watch video
Steve Haskin adds I'll Have Another to his Derby Dozen. Alpha moves up as Steve notes Mr. Prankster and Battle Hardened. Steve also recaps the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and Withers from the weekend. watch video
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