Headlines for Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Vicar's in Trouble
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    Louisiana Hopes Riding on Vicar's in Trouble

    In stature Vicar's in Trouble will be one of the smallest starters in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will carry big hopes for not just his connections but the state of Louisiana as well.

  • Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, Red Flags 3

    This final installment of three looks at the top contenders ranked in the bottom third of the prospective field by points on the TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Championship Series.

  • Three Derby Longshots to Consider

    J. Keeler Johnson shares his thoughts on three Kentucky Derby longshots that could finish in the superfecta at solid prices.

  • Genting Group Reveals Plans for NY Casino

    The Genting Group has revealed its plans for a full-blown casino in New York, and as expected, it joins a growing list of would-be casino operators who want to come as close to New York City as legally possible.

  • Stars of the Oaks: Ashado

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2004 Kentucky Oaks winner Ashado and her 2014 colt by Bernardini at the Gainsborough Division of Darley.

  • Flatterer makes an appearance at the 1990 Breeders' Cup.
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    Sheppard Remembers Flatterer

    A few days after the death announcement of four-time champion steeplechase horse Flatterer, co-breeder and trainer Jonathan Sheppard reflected on the life of one of the greatest horses with which he has ever been associated.

  • Tapiture works in the rain April 28.

    Kentucky Derby News Update for April 28, 2014

    Claire Novak reports trackside from Churchill Downs on news for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Learn of the morning storms, works by Tapiture, Hoppertunity, and Ria Antonia. See footage of California Chrome unloading!

  • Stars of the Oaks: Ashado

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2004 Kentucky Oaks winner Ashado and her 2014 colt by Bernardini at the Gainsborough Division of Darley.

  • Kentucky Oaks: Kenny McPeek and Rosalind

    Esther Marr asks Kenny McPeek what his Kentucky Oaks contender Rosalind is like. Ken explains Rosalind's temperament, intelligence, and demeanor.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 28, 2014

    Claire Novak reports trackside from Churchill Downs on news for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Learn of the morning storms, works by Tapiture, Hoppertunity, and Ria Antonia. See footage of California Chrome unloading from his flight, and more!

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.

  • Hoppertunity

    Haskin Derby Report: A Whopper for Hopper

    There are heavy rains, torrential rains, and the rain that all but drowned Churchill Downs Monday morning. The lightning came fast and furious; one bolt knocked out light, and the flooding came just as fast.

  • California Chrome on the Van

    Travel along with the likely Kentucky Derby favorite in his van as he arrives in Louisville and is moved to Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby: Rosie Napravnik

    Lenny Shulman talks with Rosie Napravnik about how she is preparing for her third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands ride, and discusses Vicar's in Trouble as well as Longines Kentucky Oaks contender Untapable.

  • Ria Antonia
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    Baffert Horses Breeze in Weather Break

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent Hoppertunity through his final move for the Kentucky Derby and Ria Antonia through her prep for the Oaks on April 28, squeezing in the drills between downpours at Churchill Downs.

  • Tapiture

    Tapiture Storms Through Half-Mile Breeze

    Tapiture smoothly rocketed through the turn on the sloppy track on his way to completing four furlongs in :50 April 28 at Churchill in his final timed work before this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Kentucky Derby: Rosie Napravnik

    Lenny Shulman talks with Rosie Napravnik about how she is preparing for her third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands ride, and discusses Vicar's in Trouble as well as Longines Kentucky Oaks contender Untapable.

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.