Trainer Rick Violette said he was delighted with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fifth-place performance put in by his colt Samraat, but was unsure of the colt's next start.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||Joseph Rocco, Jr.|
|Owner||WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC|
|Vinceremos View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pioneerof the Nile||Empire Maker|
|Star of Goshen|
|Kettle's Sister||More Than Ready|
|Safe At the Plate|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Oregon Bloodstock||Dapple Stud, agent||$140,000|
|Two-year-old||Twin Creeks Racing||Wavertree Stables, agent||$340,000|
Having watched his firstborn son survive multiple surgeries to correct a heart defect has given Joe Rocco Jr. a different perspective heading into his first Kentucky Derby. He's relaxed and having fun.
Starlight Racing's Intense Holiday was the 'buzz' horse April 27 at Churchill Downs. He was one of four workers for trainer Todd Pletcher.
The BloodHorse.com News Update for Sunday April 27, 2014. Claire Novak provides insight on the stand out works, including times, and why Intense Holiday was the buzz of the track. Watch great video footage of these works. watch video
As typical of Derby works, the good ones drew waves of excitement, while others were overblown as bad works. And some were, well, just works. read blog
Under ideal conditions at Churchill Downs Sunday morning, April 27, seven contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and several Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) candidates breezed.
While Todd Pletcher often gives his horses more rest between starts than the three weeks afforded his Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Danza before this year's Kentucky Derby, he believes the Street Boss colt can deliver.
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13.
Racing Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was injured in a training accident at Keeneland the morning of April 10 and will be out of action for at least 30 days.
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) drew an overflow field for its 90th renewal to be run April 12 at Keeneland, with Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Bobby's Kitten favored at 3-1 from post 5.
Following a weekend of grade I races for 3-year-olds in New York and California, the juvenile set takes center stage April 7 for Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend sprang a 14-1 upset of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs, well clear of Vinceremos in an impressively speedy gate-to-wire score.
WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing, owners of Sam F. Davis (gr. III) winner Vinceremos, will donate a portion of the colt's earnings to the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.
Conquest Titan was runner-up to Cairo Prince in the Holy Bull, while Vinceremos won the local prep for the March 8 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II).
Vinceremos and Harpoon, the 1-2 finishers in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), are among 18 Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds nominated for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs
Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables has led all consignors of 2-year-olds in training in gross sales for consecutive years. The Ocala, Fla.-based operation generates results with quantity and quality.
In "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, was an impish character who was always causing mischief. read blog
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk about Verrazano going to Ireland, the Kentucky Derby Trail, including Vinceremos, the Derby Future Wager, Eblouissante, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, Hong Kong, Santa Anita Park, Fair Grounds and more. view slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps the wins by Samraat, Vinceremos, and Wildcat Red over the weekend. watch video
Todd Pletcher-trained Vinceremos dug in gamely in deep stretch to hold off a stiff challenge from his more highly regarded stablemate Harpoon to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 1.
The Gulfstream Park Derby runner-up heads a competitive field of 10 sophomores in the seven-furlong dash Feb. 1 at Gulfstream Park.
Asserting Bear and Matador, two tested Ontario-breds will take on the solid duo of Harpoon and Vinceremos from the barn of Todd Pletcher in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs.