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  • Capo Bastone tries for his first stakes win in the Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 27 at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2475283358&k=4ztJZw7">Order Th

    Capo Bastone Returns to Dirt in Derby Trial

    Capo Bastone will try to nail down the first stakes win of his career when the Street Boss colt faces an expected eight other 3-year-olds in the $175,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Winning Cause

    Pletcher: No Quick Decision on Winning Cause

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said a decision on whether to point Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be made after the colt breezes April 28.

  • Pool Play tries for a graded stakes victory on turf in the Elkhorn Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Pool Play Targets Elkhorn

    Pool Play will try to add a graded stakes victory on turf to a career resume that includes graded stakes scores on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) April 25 at Keeneland.

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    Broken Spell Ruled Out of KY Oaks

    Calumet Farm's Broken Spell was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks the morning of April 23 by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Trainer Bob Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay will also not contend.

  • Trainer Rudy Rodriguez gallops Vyjack at Churchill Downs on April 23.

    Trainer Rodriguez Guides Vyjack at Churchill

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez put his skills as a former rider to use on Tuesday, April 23, riding grade II winner Vyjack on the Churchill Downs main track in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Successful Dan wins the Ben Ali Stakes.

    Successful Dan Comes Back Running in Ben Ali

    Successful Dan, coming back off a layoff of nearly 10 months, dictated an easy pace and held off the pursuing Boisterous in the final furlong to post a one-length victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 21 at Keeneland.

  • Regalo Mia
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    Dozen Distance Specialists Battle in Bewitch

    Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Regalo Mia meets Gathering, returning to Keeneland after an impressive allowance win in her first start in the U.S. earlier this month, in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 21.

  • Mylute
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    Mylute Zips Over Churchill Downs Surface

    Gold Mark Farm's Mylute showed his affinity for the Churchill Downs surface the morning of April 21, zipping a half-mile in :47 4/5, second fastest time of the day among 81 horses at that distance.

  • Revolutionary
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    Pletcher Contenders on Track at Churchill

    Two of trainer Todd Pletcher's top contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) continued to progress toward the May 4 classic with solid workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 21.

  • Dreaming of Julia breezed a half-mile in :48 4/5 on April 20 at Churchill Downs.

    Oaks Contenders Breeze at Churchill Downs

    Several contenders for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), including four trained by Todd Pletcher, went to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20 as they continued to work toward the May 3 filly classic.

  • Ice Cream Silence repelled all challenges to win the Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland.

    Doubledogdare: No Catching Ice Cream Silence

    A resolute Ice Cream Silence withstood pace pressure throughout to prevail by a neck over Sisterhood for jockey Rosie Napravnik in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 19.

  • Juvenile Behavior: A Winner for Talent Search

    Hollywood Talent, the first starter for freshman sire Talent Search, held off a challenge in mid-stretch and cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in Friday's (April 19) juvenile race at Keeneland Race Course.

  • First Time by in Kentucky Derby 138.

    Kentucky Derby, Oaks Fields Taking Shape

    The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.

  • Unbelievable (left) gets up late to win the Appalachian Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2464518886&k=XwXK9wj">Order This Photo</a>

    Rosario Completes 'Dream' Day in Appalachian

    Aptly named Unbelievable Dream gave jockey Joel Rosario a remarkable fifth win at Keeneland April 18 when she charged from off the pace to capture the grade III Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association.

  • Cerro hopes to use the Lexington as a springboard to the Preakness Stakes.

    Pure Fun, Cerro Head Coolmore Lexington

    The April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) offers 20 points and a potential place in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starting gate, but not all contenders in the last-minute prep will aim for the first Saturday in May.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Vyjack Trainer Rodriguez Gets KY License

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission license review committee April 16 recommended Rudy Rodriguez conditionally be approved for a license in the state. Rodriguez will be required to maintain 24-hour sureveillance.

  • Oxbow and Gary Stevens (far left) finished 5th behind Overanalyze (far right) in the Arkansas Derby.

    Stevens Remains on Oxbow for KY Derby

    Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens, who was aboard Oxbowin his fifth-place finish in the recent Arkansas Derby (gr. I), will ride him in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer D. Wayne Lukas said.

  • Verrazano
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    Verrazano Gallops, Others Settle In

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands contender Verrazano galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 15 as trainer Todd Pletcher outlined the training regimen for the colt and his other probable Derby starters.

  • Watsdachances
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    Watsdachances Headlines Appalachian Stakes

    Watsdachances makes her first start since finishing second in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) in the $100,000 Appalachian Presented by the Japan Racing Association April 18 at Keeneland.

  • Ciao Bella Luna wins the Beaumont Stakes.

    Ciao Bella Luna Shines Brightest in Beaumont

    After showing little in two prior stakes attempts this year, Ciao Bella Luna relished a return to a synthetic surface April 14 at Keeneland, capturing the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIT).

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    Mylute Posts Dandy Work at Churchill Downs

    Mylute, runner-up in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:12 1/5 the morning of Apil 14 at Churchill Downs.