Members of Congress April 30 heard of problems in the Thoroughbred racing industry--most of them related to equine medication--but stopped short of a full endorsement of federal intervention.
Trainer Mike Harrington called Creative Cause's workout "perfect in my book" after the gray/roan colt covered a half-mile in :47 4/5 at Churchill Downs April 30 over a fast track.
Thoroughbred racing got further bruises April 30 during an allegation-ridden congressional hearing into equine health and medication issues that furthered a call for federal intervention--at least on some level.
The works are done, and all that remains are the final gallops and observing how the horses are thriving during the final week read blog
The board of directors of the Jockeys' Guild has voted to adopt 10 policy statements concerning race day medications and safety concerns.
Churchill Downs announced it has partnered with TwinSpires.com to offer guaranteed Pick 6 pools for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
NBC Sports Group will present 27 1/2 hours of Triple Crown coverage as it adds Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey to its team.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert considers himself a lucky man to be back at Churchill Downs healthy and happy two months after a severe health scare.
Trinniberg has never raced farther than seven furlongs. He might be the best 3-year-old sprinter in the land. But according to his owner, Shivananda Parbhoo, the son of Teuflesberg has the ability to go long.
The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that "Horses in Cinema," a series featuring eight horse-related films, will be held May 12-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.
Daddy Long Legs, winner of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) in his only start this year, had his final piece of work at Ballydoyle, Sunday, April 29, and will be flown to Kentucky on May 1.
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.
Hansen enjoys a nice roll in the sand pit leading up to the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Team Valor International shoots for second consecutive Kentucky Derby win, this year with Went the Day Well.
Arnold Zetcher's Liaison, winner of the 2011 CashCall Futurity (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 under jockey Martin Garcia at Churchill Downs April 30 in preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.
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.
When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.
Trainer Larry Jones did not commit to a potential start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for Brereton C. Jones' homebred Mark Valeski after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs.
Barry Irwin comments on Kentucky Derby 137 and Went the Day Well who is set to run in Derby 138. watch video
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