TVG will re-air an original 30-minute documentary on Laffit Pincay Jr. April 30 and May 1. "Ride to the Record,˜ filmed in 1999, chronicles the life of the "world's winningest rider.˜
Affirmed, the last Triple Crown winner and the only stallion in history to win 14 Grade 1 races, will be memorialized at Darley at Jonabell with a sculpture by renowned equine artist Gwen Reardon.
A showdown between two of America's finest 4-year-old fillies headlines the $300,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), one of three important stakes events that share the spotlight on Friday's race card at Churchill Downs that is headlined by the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Final Round, runner-up in the Forward Gal (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park March 14, is the likely favorite in a field of six 3-year-old fillies vying in Thursday's $100,000-added La Troienne at seven furlongs at Churchill Downs.
Here's a look at Wednesday morning's backstretch developments at Churchill Downs.
Oklahoma businessman E.L. Gaylord, whose colt Rumbo nearly won the 1980 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died April 27 in Oklahoma City
Indiana Downs, located less than an hour from Hoosier Park, has reached a deal with the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network to import the May 3 Kentucky Derby, as well as signals from other CDSN tracks. Terms of the agreement weren't released.
A dead crow in the York Region of Ontario, Canada, has undergone testing and is presumed positive for West Nile virus. It is the first presumed positive of the virus for the region.
Secret Firm, who was standing at Elberton Hill Farm near Darlington, Md., died of an apparent heart attack
The works are over, the order of post position draw has been determined, and after the trainer and owners choose their posts this evening there will nothing left but the waiting. OK, and the partying.
The Azalea Stable connections of Kentucky Derby starter Offlee Wild will get first shot at selecting their preferred post position 7 when the draw is conducted later Wednesday.
Brazilian stallion Jules, whose son, Peace Rules, figures to be one of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorities, is recovering from a bout of laminitis
Robert Manfuso's homebred grade II winner Belterra has been retired from racing
Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day took off his mounts at Churchill Downs on Thursday as he continues to be treated for back spasms. Day did not ride on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tyler Baze, the 2000 Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey, will make his maiden ride in the Kentucky Derby this year aboard Indian Express.
Trainer Bobby Frankel is confident that a bruised foot suffered by Kentucky Derby favorite Empire Maker will clear up, and Bob Baffert reports that Kafwain has a strained tendon.
This year's Kentucky Derby horses refuse to make things easy. Just when it's time to start narrowing down the list of contenders, they go and work like super horses, while Empire Maker aggravates a minor foot bruise.
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