Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks.
Grade I winner Misremembered has been retired from racing to become a stallion.
Sidney's Candy faces just four rivals in his first start of the year as the 123-pound high weight in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park May 7.
Uncle Mo has been the talk of the Churchill Downs backstretch all week and the subject of an intense rumor mill. Will he or won't he run in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I)?
Who will win this year's Kentucky Derby? Will there be a Decisive Moment to have Twice the Appeal? Will the winner be Dialed In, as you Watch Me Go? Or will you Stay Thirsty, watching Pants On Fire? Predict the Order
Dr. Jack K. Robbins has stepped down as president of the Oak Tree Racing Association and has assumed the chairmanship of the board of directors.
Florida Derby winner made 4-1 morning line favorite; Uncle Mo (9-2) draws post 18 for May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
A trio of owners are lobbying for a federal ban of race-day drug use.
Two members of Congress introduced legislation May 4 authorizing penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs in racehorses.
Pomeroys Pistol, winner of the Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year, is the slight favorite among a field of 10 sophomore fillies in the $100,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 6 at Churchill Downs.
A former director of the California Horse Racing Board's information management services filed a lawsuit against the agency for emotional and physical distress as the result of retaliation for his whistle-blowing activities.
Multiple grade I winner Devil May Care, a starter in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was euthanized May 4 after a confirmed diagnosis of lymphosarcoma, a form of cancer.
Unbeaten filly is mild 4-1 morning line favorite in 10-horse Edgewood field; $100,000 race kicks off stakes action on Oaks day at Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Pants On Fire and Twinspired received their early training from Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari.
Beyond the Blinkers captured Kentucky Oaks favorite Joyful Victory as she entered the track May 4. Read Blog
Jockey Robby Albarado, who has mounts in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was thrown from his mount prior to the third race at Churchill Downs on May 4.
Jinks Fires, Kathy Ritvo, and the duo of Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole were among the highlights at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' trainers' dinner, an annual event held on the Tuesday leading up to the Derby.
With a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, it may be time to start thinking about handicapping the race for an off track. Read Blog
Ken Ramsey hopes Derby Kitten lives up to his ambitious name.
If she is as good as she looked when taking apart her opposition at Oaklawn Park this spring, Joyful Victory has a good shot of living up to her name in the Run for the Lilies.
Maryland trainer Nancy Alberts, who saddled her homebred Magic Weisner to run second in the 2002 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), died Tuesday, May 3, from complications following a stroke April 17.
Consistent with recent trends, pari-mutuel handle on U.S. racing fell and purses rose during the month of April and for the year to date.
Breeder-owner of Derby hopeful Decisive Moment has Venezuelan roots; Canonero II made youthful impression
Unrivaled Belle, who upset Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck in the 2010 BC Ladies Classic, set for a rematch in the La Troienne.
Lenny briefs us on Comma to the Top, Jerry Moss & Zazu, Master of Hounds and the weather. Watch Video
Fox Hills Farms' Joyful Victory, runaway winner of Oaklawn Park's Honeybee (gr. III) and Fantasy (gr. II) in her past two starts, tops a stellar cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
As photographer Anne M. Eberhardt prepares to shoot her 26th Kentucky Derby she took some time to visit Supercharger, the dam of last year's Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. Read Blog
Twenty-two 3-year-olds have been entered for the May 7 Kentucky Derby according to the Churchill Downs communications office.
A visual look at the fillies in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks. View Slideshow
Fox Hill Farm's Joyful Victory drew the rail when 13 fillies were entered May 3 for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs track superintendent Butch Lehr said the grass course and main track at Churchill Downs have tolerated the 5-6 inches of rain over the past three days.
The Mr. Prospector male line, which has proved highly formidable in providing winners of the Kentucky Derby, will be represented again in 2011 by another strong crew.
Lenny shares the leather couch with Bob Baffert, trainer of Midnight Interlude. Watch Video
Is Your Derby Horse a Contender or Pretender? Watch Video
Lenny briefs us on Comma to the Top, Jerry Moss and Zazu, Master of Hounds and the weather.
Lenny Shulman shares the leather couch with Bob Baffert and discusses Midnight Interlude.
Lenny Shulman interviews Jon Court, jockey for Archarcharch.