With an off-the-pace run to victory in the $100,000 Precisionist (gr. IIIT), Catch a Flight won his first graded stakes and delivered victory No. 2,000 to trainer Richard Mandella.
In a change of tone from last year's, this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)-winning owner Ahmed Zayat complimented the Churchill Downs hospitality toward owners.
When a hole opened up in the stretch, Big Blue Kitten shot through to win the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 2 at Belmont Park.
Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake returned from California in winning form to capture the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Private Zone won the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, May 2 at the Louisville oval, holding off a stretch challenge from Nates Mineshaft. Bayern struggled in his 2015 debut.
Bethlehem Stables, Michael Dubb, and Highclere America's Rosalind snapped a six-race losing streak when she held off the late run of Maximova to take the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park May 2.
Robert Masterson's Tepin led the field gate to wire for an easy victory in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by Longines at Churchill Downs May 2.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist shrugged off a sluggish start with a closing drive to win the $150,000 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) in his 4-year-old debut May 2 at Belmont Park.
Richard Hannon will bid for a second British classic success when he saddles both Osaila and Tiggy Wiggy in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3 at Newmarket.
Dame Dorothy earned her first grade I victory May 2 and did so with distinction, running down game champion Judy the Beauty and surprisingly tough 18-1 pacesetter Moonlit Stroll in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).
Miracles Of Life provided Central Kentucky-based Stonestreet Stables a win at the highest level in Australia May 2 when she narrowly captured the Aus$400,000 William Hill Classic (Aus-I) at Morphettville.
Gunpowder Farms' 3-year-old son of Kitten's Joy wins his first graded stakes in his third lifetime start in the 1 1/16-mile turf event at Churchill Downs May 2.
Competitive Edge preserved his perfect record May 2 despite time on the sidelines, charging to victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs to make it four in a row.
Western Australia's star filly Delicacy ran down pacesetter Fenway and won the AUS$400,000 Australasian Oaks (Aus-I) May 2 at Morphettville.
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria shipped back to Keeneland shortly after her May 1 victory and came out of the race in good order, trainer Larry Jones said May 2.
Gleneagles cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 2 at Newmarket and provided trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Europe's first classic of the year.
Kentucky Derby day scene setter with Claire Novak at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015. Watch Video
It goes without saying that no one forgets attending their first Kentucky Derby (gr. I). However, every once in a while along comes a Derby story that is not only memorable but also unlikely to ever be surpassed.
Relive Lovely Maria's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. View Interactive
Dan Farley, an award-winning turf writer and former president of the National Turf Writers Association, died May 1, in a Mechanicsville, Va., hospital. He was 72.
With a 10:30 a.m. first race post time, hopefuls for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) went to the track early May 2 and then returned to their respective barns to await the classic later in the afternoon.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star has been scratched from today's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Several other horses owned by the Ramseys have been scratched from the May 2 Churchill card.
Images from the week leading up to the 141st Kentucky Derby and Oaks. View Slideshow
Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air put away a field almost entirely composed of out-of-state invaders to claim the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 under the lights at Lone Star Park.
A visual review of the 2015 Kentucky Oaks, from the prelims, to the race, to the celebrations afterwards. View Slideshow
Wagering from all sources on both the full 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) alone was the highest all-time.
A catalog of 151 horses for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon.
Claire Novak recaps Lovely Maria's victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and updates the condition of Sarah Sis, who was pulled up. Watch Video
Jockey Geena Kelly guided in her first career winner April 28 when Voter rallied from last to capture the sixth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Apprentice Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard won the first race of her career May 1 aboard the 87-1 longshot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course's sixth race.
American Pharoah is the favorite in the will-pays for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) daily double.
Actress Ashley Judd will be the voice of NBC's show open for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Colts by Central Kentucky sires Exchange Rate, Quality Road, and Blame brought the top three highest prices at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale May 1 in Newmarket.
Robert Luttrell's homebred Promise Me Silver kept her unblemished record intact with a victory in her toughest test yet, the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, in contention early through moderate fractions, turned it on in the stretch and pulled away to capture the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Chilean-bred filly Furia Cruzada rallied strongly from off the pace to deny Carinosa a victory in the Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I) May 1 at Palermo
Power Alert, who has made an impression since his arrival from Australia, continued his good form with a course-record victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by Twinspires.com (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables has confirmed multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir will not run in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.
Molly Morgan rallied inside off the far turn to win the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes May 1 at Churchill Downs, earning the first grade I victory of her career.
Feathered seized control at the start and went wire to wire to win the Edgewood Stakes (gr. IIIT) over 3-2 favorite Quality Rocks on the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card at Churchill Downs.
- By Tom LaMarra
Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.
Lucy Zeh, author of Etched in Stone: Thoroughbred Memorials, a book on the grave markers of Thoroughbreds, was shot and fatally injured by her estranged husband last month outside of a Louisville-area dance studio.
Five of the fillies who finished behind Ben Keswick's Spirit of Xian in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) will take another shot at her in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3.
Logan Bailey, the general manager of the Kentucky office of Daily Racing Form, dies April 28. The Frankfort, Ky., native was 75.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced May 1 that Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak sets the Churchill Downs scene with updates on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2015. watch video
- By Claire Novak
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