Headlines for Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Keeneland

    Keeneland Spring Produces Strong Attendance, Wagering

    Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.

  • PM Advertising Hires Mary Ellet for Marketing

    PM Advertising in Lexington, Ky., announced today that Mary Ellet will join the agency as a marketing coordinator beginning in August after completing the Godolphin Flying Start program this summer.

  • Mike Tirico

    Derby Day Coverage Begins at Noon on NBCSN

    Following are highlights of NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, which includes more than seven live hours on Derby Day between NBC and NBCSN.

  • Cloth of Stars wins the 2017 Prix Ganay

    Cloth of Stars Leads Big Day for Godolphin

    The winner's enclosure at Saint Cloud belonged to Godolphin May 1, as colts owned by Sheikh Mohammed's racing enterprise won all three stakes races on the Parisian racetrack's Monday card. 

  • Gun Runner gallops at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner to Return in Stephen Foster Handicap

    Grade 1 winner Gun Runner has been steadily training since returning from a runner-up finish in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) and is targeting the June 17 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, Asmussen said May 1.

  • The Derby Past vs. Present: No Contest

    Racing fans who were not around before the 1980s may find it difficult to appreciate just how much the dynamics of the Kentucky Derby have changed since then and how much more difficult the race is to win.

  • Sonneteer works at Churchill under jockey Corey Lanerie

    'Maturing' Sonneteer Fires Bullet for Derby

    Calumet Farm homebred Sonneteer is a compliant sort, so it was no surprise to assistant Julie Clark when Corey Lanerie, aboard May 1 for a four-furlong work, reminded the striking Midnight Lute colt to get down to business and Sonneteer responded.