Catching up with the winners of last year's Kentucky Derby prep races -- including returns for Vyjack, Itsmyluckyday, Super Ninety Nine, and more. read blog
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Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Black Onyx was scratched late Friday morning from the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), after a chip was detected in his left ankle.
Press conference discussing Black Onyx's scratching from the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after drawing post 16 May 1 at Churchill Downs. Verrazano will break from post 14 and is the 4-1 second choice.
Each year, there is at least one horse you take an instant liking to. read blog
New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen and jockey 'Jersey' Joe Bravo have Black Onyx ready for a longshot run at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
If this year's Derby has you confused now, you'll really be tested if the projected forecast for rain on Saturday holds true. read blog
Steve Haskin talks about all of the works today. Times and brief analysis on Normandy Invasion, Mylute, Black Onyx, Palace Malice, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Charming Kitten, Verrazano, and more! watch video
Black Onyx's final tune-up at Churchill Downs April 27 was less about time and more about attitude, said jockey Joe Bravo, who flew in specifically for the work. The son of Rock Hard Ten worked four furlongs in :48 3/5.
Kelly Breen talks about Black Onyx for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. watch video
With the Louisville, Ky., weather forecast calling for rain later in the day and on Sunday, the April 27 work tab at Churchill Downs was crowded with prospects for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Spiral Stakes (gr. III) winner goes :48 3/5 April 27 at Churchill Downs, and Joe Bravo shares his excitement following the work. watch video
Coming off a Feb. 23 turf allowance score at Gulfstream Park, the colt defeated the more heralded Uncaptured by 1 1/2 lengths.
With the final round of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps underway, so begins the usual analysis of top contenders--Are they good enough?--Will they get the distance? read blog
Sterling Racing's Black Onyx, winner of the recent Spiral Stakes, arrived at Churchill Downs March 27 and became this year's first contender for the Kentucky Derby to be stabled at the Louisville oval.
The roster of 3-year-olds eligible for the 2013 Triple Crown has grown to 382 with the addition of 13 late nominations (pending late mail) to the three-race series of American classic races.
Steve Haskin has some shuffling in his Kentucky Derby Dozen this week. Read to see if Black Onyx or Govenor Charlie make an appearance! watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Sterling Racing's Black Onyx ran his way into the picture for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a 1 1/2-length victory in the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway March 23.
|Breeder||Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc.|
|Black Onyx View Five-Cross Pedigree||Rock Hard Ten||Kris S.|
|Kalahari Cat||Cape Town|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Sam Herzberg||Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Cloverleaf Farms II||$125,000|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Stonewall Phoenix||Hidden Brook, agent||$7,500|
|Tale of Verve|