American Pharoah, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 18 for the 1 1/4-mile race May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Gunpowder Farms' Divisidero, a nice third in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park despite some trouble, will hope for a better trip in the $250,000 American Turf Stakes May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Kosta Hronis said Stellar Wind will have to do "something special" if she is going to top 13 other 3-year-old fillies May 1 in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Amerman Racing Stables' Coffee Clique will attempt to become the second mare to score a repeat victory in $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by Longines (gr. IIT) when she takes on 12 rivals May 2 at Churchill.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert talks about post 18 for American Pharoah and 8 for Dortmund drawn April 29 for the May 2 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Watch Video
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission general counsel Susan Speckert outlined industry challenges regarding testing labs April 29 at the National Conference on Equine Law in Lexington.
Multiple graded stakes winner Riposte is back to defend her title in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park May 2.
Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again, who just missed winning last year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, will try again in his first start of the year in $500,000 turf stakes May 2 at the Kentucky track.
Trainer Bob Baffert's rich 3-year-old bench players Lord Nelson and Gimme Da Lute top a solid field of eight entered in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (at Churchill Downs May 2 that also drew grade I winner Competitive Edge.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) undercard May 2.
Kentucky Derby contender Upstart on April 29, after going to the track for the first time. watch video
The New Hampshire House of Representatives, which has defeated every casino gambling bill brought to the floor over the past few decades, held true to form April 29 and voted down legislation to allow two casinos.
Trainer Wesley Ward pulled no punches with the season debut of champion Judy the Beauty, entering her in top-level company on the biggest day of the North American racing year in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).
Frosted and Upstart arrived safe and sound Tuesday evening and were out on the track this morning and feeling good in their respective strong gallops. read blog
Derby history shows that on occasion there have been a few "oops" moments when the horse that won wore the right colors but upstaged a more popular stablemate.
Forum Racing, founded by three friends in 2011 at Saratoga, has Birdatthewire for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Trainer Rick Violette talks about Upstart and his prospects for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Watch Video
More stories, quips, and insights from this year's Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner held April 28 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville.
TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Frosted and Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) winner Upstart were both on the track for the first time at Churchill April 29, joined by multiple graded-stakes winner El Kabeir.
- By Ron Mitchell
Kentucky Derby contender Dortmund, schooling in Churchill Downs paddock April 29. Watch Video
Distributions to horse racing from the state Race Horse Development Fund increased 9.5% in 2014 from the previous year, according to the annual Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board benchmark report released April 28.
Claire Novak updates us on who galloped at Churchill Downs today, El Kabeir, Rick Violette, Mubtaahij schooling, and Stellar Wind sneaking out early to jog. watch video
- By Frank Angst
Looking at the recent past performances of the 20 horses likely to start in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), more than half the field would like to be racing a length or two off the lead. read blog
The Churchill Downs communications department said April 29 that sources confirmed 22 horses have been entered for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/4 miles.
Six-time French champion jockey Christophe Soumillon and rising U.S. rider Florent Geroux will be making their first Kentucky Derby starts May 2.
Review the stats and race results from the Kentucky Derby Championship Series of 50 and 100 point races. Sponsored by WinStar Farm view slideshow
Owner/breeder Stefan Tolin prevailed in a decision on passive loss rules in U.S. Tax Court even though he resided far from the horse operation.
Belterra Park will open its 2015 live race meet May 1 but it will do so without a contract with the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for video lottery terminal revenue.
Phil Birsh likes nothing more than getting off a fast one-liner, often at his own expense, but his good-looking New York-bred Tendencur needs to be taken seriously in the Run for the Roses.
Lenny Shulman gives his thoughts on the top 20 contenders, interviews Mark Casse about Danzig Moon, and reveals his favorite choice of chewing gum. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
In 56 of the last 60 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin talks about the arrival of Kentucky Derby contender Frosted April 29. watch video
When my wife, Denise, and I decided to get into the horse racing business as owners, we used the same approach taken when entering a cold swimming pool. First, we stuck in a big toe.
Before concentrating on what sire I selected for Love the Chase, it's probably best to take a step back and look at the process I used to find him. Again, you have to look at the mare's bloodline first.
As a breeder, how then do we stack the deck heavy? Female family inbreeding (FFI) offers a statistically significant improvement over other techniques for breeding champions.
A lively exchange between Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas energized the annual Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner April 28.
Stellar Wind was installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite when 15 fillies were entered for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Fresh off a win in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) aboard California Chrome, Espinoza is back as the rider of American Pharoah, the likely favorite for the 2015 Run for the Roses.
Recently honored as Parx Racing's top trainer of 2014, Ramon Preciado celebrated his 1,000th victory April 28 at the track when Fantastic Voyage completed a last-to-first rally to win the day's seventh race.
The Ohio State Racing Commission announced April 28 it will partner with Ohio State University on what it called a "comprehensive" study on the mineral cobalt and its potential effects on racehorses.
Dortmund impressed Baffert in his first gallop over the track, as International Star and Mubtaahij also took a spin April 28. El Kabeir stayed in the shedrow but will train April 29 according to trainer John Terranova.
While Zayat Stables plans to enter three horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby including grade II winner El Kabeir, multiple grade I-placed Mr. Z, the homebred American Pharoah is closest to his owner's heart.
Equine surgeon Keith Latson will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners' On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the May 1-2 live racing telecasts from Churchill Downs.
Racetrack veterinarians told the Ohio State Racing Commission April 28 they support uniform medication policies, but because their top priority is the welfare of the racehorse, the state's rules should remain in place.
Santa Anita, Woodbine, Turf Paradise, Hawthorne, Aqueduct, Golden Gate and More. View Slideshow
Awad and Little Bold John are the newest inductees into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame.
Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code will make his long-awaited Churchill Downs debut in the 12th running of the $400,000 Alysheba (Stakes (gr. II) on the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard.
Ten Broeck Farm's grade I winner Sunset Glow, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), will try to get back to the winner's circle in the $150,000 Edgewood Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Watch Video
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss the contenders for the Kentucky Derby, including American Pharoah, Dortmund, and International Star, how the draw will impact the field, and who Steve likes. Listen Now
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