Team Valor International's Went the Day Well, winner of the 2012 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) and fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will undergo a tie-back operation in Versailles, Ky.
Went the Day Well was a surprise non-factor at 1-2 odds at Aqueduct Racetrack March 3 when he apparently struggled to get his air in his first start since the 2012 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Went the Day Well, winner of the 2012 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) and fourth after traffic trouble in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returns March 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
A sponsorship from Team Valor International will allow Turfway Park to restore the Rushaway Stakes to its Sprial Stakes (gr. III) undercard.
Spiral Stakes winner is sidelined with bone bruising likely suffered in Preakness.
Animal Kingdom, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), resumed galloping on June 21 at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.
As of 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Bodemeister remained the heavy betting favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), sitting at odds of 9-5 while Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another is the 3-1 second choice.
Steve Haskin talks to Team Valor's Barry Irwin about Went the Day Well's Derby, and his prospects for the Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Here we go again. This is where we left you two weeks ago trying to decipher a formula of countless possibilities. read blog
Evan Hammonds reports the news of the day, including track appearances by I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, Went the Day Well, and Zetterholm, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm Watch Video
Though I'll Have Another ran him down in deep stretch in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill, all signs point to Bodemeister being the one to beat in Preakness 137 at Pimlico Race Course May 19.
Jason Shandler makes his picks for the Preakness, in his final Triple Crown Talk blog. read blog
Will it be I'll Have Another once again? Will Bodemeister get revenge? Or will one of the new players take the Black-eyed Susans? Predict the Order
Evan Hammonds reports on the news of the day including horses on the track Thursday, and the Alibi Breakfast. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds and Jason Shandler handicap the Preakness Stakes track-side at Pimlico. Evan successfully picked I'll Have Another to win the Kentucky Derby; will he be correct this time? watch video
A Preakness tradition, the Alibi Breakfast gives trainers a chance to offer up an 'alibi' before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. This year there were few alibis and a lot more confidence from the connections.
Graham Motion discusses Went the Day Well and being back for Preakness after experience with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year. watch video
Bodemeister, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19 and will break from post 7.
Native Dancer's stall bears little memory of the "Gray Ghost," other than a wooden plank across the door, deformed by years of gnawing and still bearing The Dancer's teeth marks. read blog
Reddam Racing's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course May 8 as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 19.
The top four finishers all ran winning type races. read blog
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another departed Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. May 7 and was taken to nearby Louisville International Airport for a flight to Baltimore, Md.
The Maryland Jockey Club is expecting a full field for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, officials said.
Some of the starters in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will go on to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) while plans are undetermined for other runners.
There is no true standout in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, but despite it being a wide-open affair, that shouldn't be mistaken for inconsistency. A record nine Derby starters return from last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
It sure felt like summer as several Derby horses schooled this morning and afternoon. read blog
Hosted by Todd Schrupp and Paul Rogers, the Trainer's Dinner attracted a full crowd to the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville May 1.
The withdrawal of Mark Valeski, which allows Optimizer to run, Rousing Sermon's work, gallops from Alpha, Went the Day Well, Trinniberg, and Prospective, new arrivals, and more. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Both Proud Citizen and Empire Maker have shot at Derby/Oaks Double. read blog
Steve's at the end of his 2012 Kentucky Derby Dozen trail. What is the final line-up for Kentucky Derby 138? Read to find out! watch video
Team Valor International shoots for second consecutive Kentucky Derby win, this year with Went the Day Well.
Barry Irwin comments on Kentucky Derby 137 and Went the Day Well who is set to run in Derby 138. watch video
Went the Day Well turned in "his best work ever" at Churchill Downs April 28, leaving his connections pleased with their hand heading into the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen is pretty much set, compare who you have with his picks! watch video
Jockey John Velazquez discusses Keeneland workout by Derby contender Went the Day Well on April 21, 2012. Watch Video
Trainer Graham Motion discusses April 21, 2012 Keeneland workout by Kentucky Derby contender Went the Day Well. Watch Video
In a move akin to that of Animal Kingdom a year ago, Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well breezed in wet, rainy conditions at Keeneland April 21.
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.
Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well, winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start March 24, worked five furlongs in company in 1:02 April 14 at Keeneland.
Went the Day Well and Daddy Nose Best still have questions to answer about class, but on paper both look as if they should have no problems with the distance.
Team Valor International CEO Barry Irwin and trainer Dale Romans are among the scheduled participants in an April 17 panel discussion hosted by the University of Kentucky's Horse Racing Club.
Many horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week, see who is now knocking on the door! watch video
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
Went the Day Well did a good imitation of Animal Kingdom when he easily won the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 24, giving Team Valor International consecutive victories in the race.
A large and wide-open field of 12 was entered for Turfway Park's signature race and at least one of the winners should be moving on to Louisville six weeks from now.
Graham Motion is back on the Derby trail with recent maiden winner Went the Day Well, who will race next in the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. II) March 24.
- By Steve Haskin
Team Valor came, they saw, they conquered. read blog
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