Churchill Downs' 38-day spring meet is headlined by 26 stakes, 23 of which are graded, including the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Sponsorship of The Curragh's group I juvenile stakes will run through 2018.
While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
- By Claire Novak
The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015. Watch Video
James McIngvale's Runhappy took the lead soon after the start and held off all challengers to win the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 2, opening day of the Keeneland fall meet.
Midwest Thoroughbreds is hoping its two stable stars punch their tickets to the Breeders' Cup in races at Keeneland during its opening weekend.
Before it hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time Oct. 30-31, Keeneland will offer up its fall meet, which is always one of the country's important meets.
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
Bridlewood Farm cherry-picked the day's top-priced yearling, Hinkle Farms' Blame half sister to grade I winner Nyquist, for $330,000, enough to make them the day's leading buyer by gross.
Visuals Director Anne M. Eberhardt looks back on the career of Wise Dan. read blog
Paul Reddam wins Del Mar Futurity with Nyquist, Hopeful with Ralis, MarketWatch, and more in the September 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Reflect on the racing career of two-time horse of the year Wise Dan. view slideshow
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan, two-time Horse of the Year, has been retired after trainer Charles LoPresti noticed some filling in a tendon the morning of Sept. 7.
The 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry gelding went five furlongs in 1:00 flat Sept. 1 on trainer Charlie LoPresti's watch, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12 in final serious move for the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 flat on the dirt at Keeneland.
Charlie LoPresti said the two-time Horse of the Year moved closer to a likely start in the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with his third straight breeze on dirt.
Charlie LoPresti liked what he saw in a five-furlong workout by Wise Dan Aug. 2 on the Keeneland main track, and the Kentucky-based trainer is pointing the two-time Horse of the Year toward an early September return.
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland.
Equine Sales Co. announced it has cataloged 188 horses for the consignor select yearling sale Sept. 2 in Opelousas, La.
Anne M. Eberhardt shares photos from Wise Dan's return breeze at Keeneland. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak comments on two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan's breeze at Keeneland on July 17, 2015, while the champion takes a bath in the background. Watch Video
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan wasted no time getting back to business after being cleared to resume full training June 30, as trainer Charlie LoPresti sent him out to his first breeze in more than eight months July 17.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume full training, trainer Charlie LoPresti said June 30. His connections are hoping for a return to the races this fall.
Charlie LoPresti heard the news he's been waiting on for months now, as the doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital cleared two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan for galloping May 26.
Spendthrift Australia has set its debut roster of four stallions that will stand in 2015 for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Canonize||Ronald W. Ellis||
|Ez Dreamer||R. Kory Owens||
|Goldzar||Randy J. Granger||
|Greeley's Conquest||Gary A. Thomas||
|Hollywood Hit||Michael Stidham||
|Rockin' Rockstar||Michael E. Lauer||
|Super Robusto||Kimberly A Graci||
|Warrior's Reward||Ian R. Wilkes||
|Wild L||Michael R. Matz||
|Wise Dan||Charles LoPresti||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|El Camino Real Derby (gr. III)||GG|
|Royal Delta S. (gr. II)||GP|
|Houston Distaff S.||HOU|