Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender El Kabeir turned in a sharp five-furlong work in 1:00.18 at Belmont Park April 19.
Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses the works of Carpe Diem, Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout on April 18. Watch Video
Churchill Downs, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, will provide live online streaming of workouts for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) beginning April 18.
Southern California trainer Bob Baffert looks to start his third Kentucky Derby favorite since 2000. Read blog.
Mubtaahij, runaway winner of the UAE Derby, was scheduled to fly to the United States tonight, April 15 (early Thursday morning Dubai time), with a stopover in Amsterdam. read blog
Stakes winner Ghost Bay and the consistent Noteworthy Peach top the seven-horse field entered for the April 18 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the local prep for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16.
Which race did you think was more impressive, Dortmund's Santa Anita Derby win or American Pharoah's Arkansas Derby victory? Which favorite should be the favorite? Listen Now
Lenny Shulman reviews dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm. Watch Video
Looking at the six U.S. races this year that the Road to the Kentucky Derby awards 100 points to the winner, four were won by favorites. Of the six races, International Star delivered the largest win payout at $6.60... read blog
America's Best Racing has released episode 2 of the four-part series of digital video ads titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown".
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential early pace scenarios of the Kentucky Derby. read blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a trio of classics contenders to breeze on the training track at Palm Beach Downs April 11.
Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) winner Upstart was scheduled to breeze the morning of April 11 at Rick Violette's Palm Meadows base in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the workout was postponed when the colt developed a fever.
Norm Casse and Casse Stable seek a Kentucky Derby win with Canadian-bred Danzig Moon. Norm also discusses the stable's Sovereign Awards. watch video
Churchill Downs' advance-deposit wagering outfit has launched a new Apple Store app.
- By Claire Novak
The transcript from the Live Chat is now available. Read Transcript
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arkansas Derby (gr. I). read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the final 100 point Kentucky Derby prep race of the year, the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. watch video
Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah will try to wrap up his Triple Crown prep season with a victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, April 11 at Oaklawn Park.
War Story, who placed in all three of Fair Grounds' top races for 3-year-olds, worked at Churchill Downs April 8 in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Tom Amoss comments on how War Story looks since arriving at Churchill Downs and confirms War Story is being pointed to the Kentucky Derby. watch video
If Jeremiah Englehart and Tom O'Grady, trainer and owner of Bridget's Big Luvy, are afraid of American Pharoah in the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, they are sure showing no signs of it.
This week three horses have entered their hat into the ring for Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to see who has disappeared from the list! read blog
Ackerley Brothers Farm's Bold Conquest tuned up for the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), working a half-mile in :48 3/5 April 6 at Oaklawn Park.
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Blue Grass Stakes. read blog
America's Best Racing has launched a four-part video series of digital ads filmed and produced by ABR Films titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown."
Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Blue Grass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. View Interactive
Wins by Materiality, Mubtaahij, and Far From Over now off the trail changes Steve's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to learn how! read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Blue Grass Stakes. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are on location at Keeneland, handicapping the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. The Blue Grass Stakes is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 100 points to the winner. Hear about contender Carpe Diem. watch video
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin believes he's corrected several of the colt's issues and is expecting a big effort April 4 in the 1 1/8-mile race, Frosted's last chance to make the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Todd Pletcher-trained Withers (gr. III) winner will undergo surgery for left hind condylar fracture sustained in March 28 workout at Palm Beach Downs.
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the Saturday racing action, including the UAE Derby. read blog
El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.
Racing at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet will be broadcast live on national television, local radio networks, and Keeneland.com as part of wide-ranging coverage for race fans.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager's final pool closed March 29 with champion American Pharoah the slight 5-1 favorite and unbeaten Dortmund a close second choice at 6-1.
Gulfstream Park had $27,255,863 in all-sources handle March 28, breaking its Florida Derby Day record of $26,820,951 that was set March 29, 2014.
Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Watch Video
One Lucky Dane, an impressive allowance/optional claiming winner in his last start at Santa Anita Park March 19, will likely join unbeaten stablemate Dortmund in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Florida Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II), and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap two Kentucky Derby prep races this week. The Louisiana Derby featuring International Star and the Besilu Stables Florida Derby featuring Upstart. watch video
The "Fillies & Lilies Party," one of Kentucky Derby week's new social happenings, has named the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund as the event's charity beneficiary for 2015.
War Story could be in position to turn the tables on his rival -- especially after putting in a sensational five-furlong breeze in :58 4/5 March 18.
The transcript for the chat is now available. Read Transcript
Nine more 3-year-olds were made eligible to the Triple Crown during the late nomination period that closed March 23. The fee for each horse was $6,000.
A couple of horses flip-flopped their positions among Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week. Read to find out who moved! read blog
The late nomination period for this year's Triple Crown ends March 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Thereafter, 3-year-olds can be made eligible only through supplemental nomination fees.
Dubai Sky collected his fourth straight victory and second straight stakes with an impressive win in the $550,000 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park.
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