Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Archarcharch blitzed through his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) work on Friday, April 29 at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) possible starters Street Storm and St. John's River had tune-ups at Churchill Downs April 28.
Barbara Hunter's homebred mare Keertana took over from Honimiere approaching the sixteenth pole and bounded home for a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 28 at Keeneland
Grade I winner Stormello was euthanized Tuesday, April 26, because of complications from colic at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Thursday, May 5, at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.
The RCI board of directors voted without objection this week in favor of a resolution calling for the re-examination of whether its current policy pertaining to furosemide should be continued.
If the long-range forecast is correct, rain on May 6 for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will clear out and make way for a sunny Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day.
Borel's agent, Jerry Hissam, confirmed April 27 that his client would be aboard Twice the Appeal in the May 7 Derby.
The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) isn't much of a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trial anymore, but that has not prevented the race from drawing a strong mix of sprinters/milers on opening night at Churchill Downs.
The Factor, who underwent a myectomy recently after displacing his palate in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is no longer under consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will keep the mount on Stay Thirsty for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), owner Mike Repole said April 26.
Tom Durkin April 26 announced his decision not to renew his contract to call the Triple Crown races this year for NBC Sports.
Millionaire Rahy's Attorney, who defeated Musketier last out, will try to tackle his rival once again when they meet in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) April 29 on closing day at Keeneland.
Former Kentucky Derby contender and grade III winner Z Fortune is officially up for adoption the week of April 25 at the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in Lexington.
The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is starting to become a little bit clearer; at least, as far as which horses will be in the starting gate on May 7 at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful fillies R Heat Lightning, Plum Pretty, Holy Heavens, and Daisy Devine all posted workouts during a busy morning at Churchill Downs April 26.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude posted his third consecutive bullet workout when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on the Churchill Downs main track the morning of April 26.
Dancinginherdreams, who had been working toward the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will skip the Run for the Lilies due to her poor performance in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Fox Hill Farms' Joyful Victory worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 on her own over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on April 25.
HRTV's on-site coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) kicks off Saturday, April 30, with the first day of the spring meet at the Louisville track.
Danthebluegrassman, a 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, will appear at the 2011 Governor's Derby celebration Saturday, May 7, in Frankfort, Ky.
After consulting with trainer Bob Baffert, owner Ahmed Zayat said April 24 that Zayat Stables' Jaycito will not run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Repole Stables' Stay Thirsty sizzled five furlongs in a "bullet" 1:00 over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Easter Sunday as he continued to prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
R Heat Lightning, the likely Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) favorite, and Kathmanblu braved a steady rain and sloppy track conditions at Churchill Downs to put in timed workouts just after the track maintenance break April 23.
Animal Kingdom's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) work at Keeneland April 23 'didn't go as planned' in the eyes of trainer Graham Motion, as the colt was clocked in 1:02.80 for five furlongs.
Derby Kitten capped a big day for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, as the homebred 3-year-old got up in the late stages to win the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) April 23 on a stormy day at Keeneland.
Wertheimer and Frere's Kentucky homebred Exhi had no problem returning from his six-month layoff, as he took a short field wire-to-wire in the $150,000 Ben Ali (gr. III) April 23 for his second graded stakes win at Keeneland.
Shackleford on Saturday reinforced trainer Dale Romans' belief that his colt is a strong contender to win the Kentucky Derby when he turned in a strong five-furlong work over a sloppy Churchill track April 23.
Team Valor International's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Summer Soiree worked a quick six furlongs in 1:10.80 on her own under jockey Gabriel Saez April 23 at Keeneland.
With the addition of Suave Voir Faire and Royal Delta to the list of prospective starters in the 137 running of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are 16 fillies listed as "likely" or "possible."
Sunland Park Derby (gr. III) winner Twice the Appeal breezed six furlongs over a fast track at Churchill Downs in 1:17 1/5 on April 22 as he prepped for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Embur's Song shot to an early lead and never looked back, as she held off a late bid from Check the Label to win the $125,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III) in track record time April 22 at Keeneland.
The Keeneland Association has announced it will launch an advanced deposit wagering system this fall.
There are several special aspects of the story of Lilacs and Lace, a homebred daughter of Flower Alley who burst onto the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) scene with a victory in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I).
Grade I winner and first-crop stallion Daaher sired his first winner when his daughter Gypsy Robin scored at Keeneland April 22.
Keeneland Race Course in Lexington has become the first racing facility to earn re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Winemaker and prominent Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's website, NTRA.com, will present a special edition of its NTRA Live! Webcast series April 23 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Winter Memories, who has been off since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT), made a smashing season debut April 21, running down Dos Lunas late to win the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT).
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled the Instant Racing case will be heard by the state Court of Appeals before it tackles the issue.
It was just a matter of time before Giant's Causeway reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
The University of Kentucky's Horse Racing Club will host "Inside Horse Racing: The Derby Experience" on April 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the University of Kentucky Student Center.
Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, is recovering from colic surgery performed Tuesday, April 19, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington.
Beaten Arkansas derby favorite (gr. I) The Factor got a feel for the Churchill Downs racing surface on April 20 when he jogged a mile on his first day at the Louisville track.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will soon open Shoemaker: Start to Finish, which commemorates the life of world renowned jockey Bill Shoemaker.
Despite making his season debut, multiple stakes winner Exhi figures to be well-backed in a short field entered for the $150,000 Ben Ali (gr. III) April 23 at Keeneland.
Silver Medallion is the lone Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) entrant with a chance to make the Kentucky Derby; Casper's Touch would point toward the Preakness (gr. I) with a good effort in the April 23 race.
Keeneland said April 20 it supports "a pragmatic approach" in efforts that could lead to racing being conducted medication-free.
Three Chimneys Farm stallion War Chant (Danzig--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.), will shuttle to Ron Sayers' Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the 2011 breeding season.
Horse Racing Radio Network's coverage of the three Triple Crown races will be broadcast nationwide on Sirius XM Radio.
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