Courtlandt Farm's homebred Machen came roaring down the center of the track and ran down Dominus in the final jump to win the Derby Trial (gr. III) by a neck April 30 on opening night at Churchill Downs.
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The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) isn't much of a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trial anymore, but that has not prevented the race from drawing a strong mix of sprinters/milers on opening night at Churchill Downs.
With three Derby preps and the World Cup, this weekend offers plenty of action. Read Blog
There are several under-the-radar horses who could run big in this weekend's 3-year-old stakes
Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Louisiana Derby, Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks. Watch Video
Who will win the 2011 Louisiana Derby? Who will complete the exacta? The tri? Is it all Mucho Macho Man? Will Machen or Elite Alex make some noise? Is it time for a new horse to enter the Triple Crown picture? Predict the Order
The Factor, Bandbox, and more horses from weekend racing. View Slideshow
Jockey Edgar Prado flew up from South Florida to New Orleans the evening of March 20 to work Courtland Farm's Machen for trainer Neil Howard the morning of March 21 in advance of the March 26 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).
Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 favorite for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds March 26.
Kathmanblu, one of the favorites for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), looks like she could make her next start in the Fair Grounds Oaks on March 26 (gr. II).
With Rajiv Maragh picking up the mount for the injured Eibar Coa, Mucho Macho Man held off Santiva to win the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds.
Who will win the 2011 Risen Star? A favorite or a longshot? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Predict the Order
Catesby Clay's homebred Rogue Romance installed the 3-1 favorite for the Feb. 19 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds; shares top billing with Mucho Macho Man.
Debuting this week is the Derby Dozen. But what are the chances even half of those horses listed will even make it to Churchill Downs? And what are the chances the Derby winner is among them? Read Blog
|Trainer||Neil J. Howard|
|Jockey||Edgar S. Prado|
|Machen View Five-Cross Pedigree||Distorted Humor||Forty Niner|
|Ready's Gal||More Than Ready|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or stallion prospect||J. Michael Baird||Lane's End, agent||$70,000|
|Mind Your Biscuits|
|Highland Reel (IRE)|
|Vale Dori (ARG)|