Oaklawn Park specialist Cyber Secret ran away with the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for track owner Charles Cella April 13 as heavily favored Fort Larned folded.
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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.
The time is getting near. No not the Derby, trying to finally decipher this intricate and confusing puzzle. read blog
They might not win, but they could hit the board at long odds read blog
Lenny Shulman talks about the final Derby work outs for Creative Cause, Liaison, Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat and Mark Valeski. Daddy Long Legs works today across the Ocean and of course the weather forecast! watch video
Not long after Churchill Downs opened for training April 30, trainer Steve Asmussen sent out his two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls for their final workouts.
It was a warm, humid day at Churchill Downs on Monday, April 30, and the track was fast as a handful of contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands went through their final workouts.
Daddy Nose Best and Sabercat, both trained by Steve Asmussen, turned in solid works April 23 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Here's a round-up of activity at Churchill Downs April 22 surrounding the contenders for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Two-time graded stakes winner continues to train well for Kentucky Derby.
The top three finishers in the April 14 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park were resting comfortably in their stalls the morning after each secured a spot in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Bodemeister, needing a victory in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) to take the next step on the Triple Crown trail, produced an emphatic triumph in the $1 million race at Oaklawn Park April 14.
Four of our highly touted horses, Holy Candy, Dullahan, Optimizer, and Sabercat, are running this weekend. read blog
Trainer Bob Baffert looks to continue his strong run of recent success at Oaklawn Park when he saddles Bodemeister and Secret Circle, the morning line favorites for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 14.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Sabercat returned to the worktab March 26 at Oaklawn Park with plans on running in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) next month.
Secret Circle handed trainer Bob Baffert his third consecutive victory in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II), taking over from Scatman in mid-stretch and holding off a late run by longshot Optimizer to score the $500,000 event.
Son of Giant's Causeway could get his Derby shot for Pletcher. read blog
Five of the top six finishers of the two divisions of last month's Southwest Stakes (gr. III) are back for $500,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II), which drew a competitive and jam-packed field of 13 3-year-olds.
Steve Asmussen has a trio of intriguing Derby prospects read blog
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Steve reveals his pedigree Derby Dozen. read blog
Sabercat gives Winchell family a reason to dream about the Derby. read blog
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
A mid-November graded stakes win for 2-year-old Sabercat bumps sire Bluegrass Cat into second place among second-crop sires.
Review the races from Delta Downs including the $1 Million Delta Jackpot. view slideshow
It's a long ways down the road but Sabercat locked up a spot in next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with an emphatic win in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds Nov. 19.
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes. Sponsored by TwinSpires.com watch video
Led by grade I winner Drill, a trio of California juveniles will invade Louisiana for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), a race that will give the winner plenty of earnings heading into next year's Triple Crown.
Steve Asmussen has eight potential starters for the year-end championships Nov. 5-6. If they all start, it will be his largest Breeders' Cup contingent.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Owner||Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC|
|Breeder||Lantern Hill Farm LLC, William J. Punk Jr. & Lighthouse Group LLC|
|Sabercat View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bluegrass Cat||Storm Cat|
|She's a Winner|
|Miner's Blessing||Forty Niner|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Ron Winchell||Lantern Hill Farm, agent||$120,000|
|Glinda the Good|
|Take Charge Brandi|