Headlines for Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • Orb leads the way to victory in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493218528&k=wLFcdHX">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

  • Liaison rolls home to win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Liaison Makes Winning Move in Mervyn LeRoy

    Liaison disposed of favored Blueskiesnrainbows coming off the far turn and lengthened stride impressively through the stretch to take the Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) handily May 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Wise Dan rolls home to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493078798&k=H3cVG9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Pours It On in Woodford Reserve Win

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Delaunay and Rosie Napravnik take the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492964229&k=zxnDPVM">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Delaunay Wins Churchill Stakes

    Former claimer Delaunay increased his win streak to six when he swept past Trinniberg at the head of the stretch and prevailed by an easy four lengths over a sloppy track in the May 4 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II).

  • Stephanie's Kitten fights off Hungry Island to win the Distaff Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492914624&k=Bdzsq6L">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Comes Back a Winner

    Stephanie's Kitten came back of the layup and got the job done May 4 in the Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Hungry Island, winner of the same race in 2012, was second by a neck.

  • Point of Entry

    Point of Entry Out of Woodford Reserve

    At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Churchill Downs officials announced Phipps Stable and Stronach Stable's Point of Entry had been scratched from the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).

  • NY Lawmaker Uses Derby to Push City OTB

    A New York lawmaker May 4 said he will introduce legislation authorizing off-track betting at New York City bars that offered it before New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. went bust and closed in 2010.

  • Dawn Approach rolls to victory in the Two Thousand Guineas.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492759061&k=V2pz2GK">Order This Photo</a>

    Dawn Approach Wins Guineas for Godolphin

    Godolphin's Dawn Approach remained undefeated and provided morale support to the Maktoum family's racing operation with a brilliant win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the first jewel of England's Triple Crown.

  • Orb.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2490067537&k=T3rDLkF">Order This Photo</a>

    Kentucky Derby Preview: All About Orb

    Florida Derby winner Orb has Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey excited about the May 4 Kentucky Derby--more excited, said McGaughey, than he's ever been. But 19 other 3-year-olds also have their sights on the Derby.

  • Princess of Sylmar broke her maiden at Penn National by 19 lengths.

    Oaks Win Timely PR for PA Racing, Breeding

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, currently concerned about a steady decline in the revenue it gets from slot machines, got some surprise public relations May 3 courtesy of the grade I Kentucky Oaks.

  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

  • Escado Gets Victory in South Australian Derby

    Jockey Ben Melham's decision to stick to the rail with lightly regarded Escado paid dividends with a breakthrough win for his mount in the Aus$500,000 South Australian Derby (Aus-I) May 4 at Morphettville.

  • Trainer Kelly Breen explains the scratch of Black Onyx.

    Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

    Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Black Onyx was scratched late Friday morning from the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), after a chip was detected in his left ankle.

  • Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

    When more than 50,000 people cheered Zenyatta to victory in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, they were responding to the mare's personality and charisma as well as the sheer athletic prowess with which she defeated rivals repeatedly.