Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after drawing post 16 May 1 at Churchill Downs. Verrazano will break from post 14 and is the 4-1 second choice.
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs discuss who is in the Derby, Todd Pletcher's five, talk to D. Wayne Lukas about Oxbow and Will Take Charge, and make their picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
The four unknowingly helped inspire the name of Kentucky Derby contender Normandy Invasion, along with the other thousands of brave soldiers who participated in the historic events of June 6, 1944. read blog
Will Take Charge and Goldencents are at the opposite ends of this year's sales histories for horses entered in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lines of Battle, who earned his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) via a win in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II), arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:25 a.m. May 1 after a trip from Ireland.
Jim Covello has enjoyed a good deal of success since getting into Thoroughbred ownership a decade ago, but he's hoping Falling Sky provides the icing on the cake in the May 4 Kentucky Derby.
TVG's coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) begins May 1 with the one-hour "Kentucky Derby Profile Show" that profiles each entrant in the May 4 race.
Before an enthusiastic crowd of 500 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Louisville, nearly all of the trainers with starters pointing for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) talked about their horses.
Trainer Dallas Stewart talks about Kentucky Derby contender Golden Soul. watch video
Trainer Tom Amoss on Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute's preparations for the Kentucky Derby (gr.I). watch video
A full field of 20 and one horse on the also-eligible list is expected to be entered in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman gives the Kentucky Derby news for May 1, 2013. watch video
Trainer John Terranova talks about Kentucky Derby contender Falling Sky. watch video
Rick Pitino comments on the backside of Churchill Downs about his Kentucky Derby contender Goldencents. watch video
Cot Campbell has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Thoroughbred ownership, and looks to add the Kentucky Derby to the Preakness Stakes he banked with Summer Squall 23 years ago.
Giant Finish has 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, and bumped Fear the Kitten to the also-eligible list for the 20-horse field when it was announced he will run April 30.
For the 28-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, a mount aboard highly-regarded Florida Derby victor Orb in the May 4 Kentucky Derby is a natural progression after a whirlwind month.
Giant Finish, third in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) last month, will enter the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Anthony Dutrow confirmed April 30.
Each year, there is at least one horse you take an instant liking to. read blog
Largely in response to the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Maryland Jockey Club announced updated security policies for this year's Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
Aidan O'Brien noted that Lines of Battle was sent to Dubai with the specific purpose of picking up Kentucky Derby-qualifying points offered in the race, and he earned 100 points, assuring him a spot in the starting gate.
The final Derby Dozen for 2013, are there any surprises? read blog
Lenny Shulman discusses which Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders appeared on the track today, when Lines of Battle is expected to arrive, and the weather forecast this weekend. watch video
Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com announced an increase in the guaranteed Pick 6 pools on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card May 3 and the following day's card that features the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)
Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes had plenty of horses to keep an eye on April 30 during the training time for those preparing for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands(gr. I).
New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen and jockey 'Jersey' Joe Bravo have Black Onyx ready for a longshot run at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Rudy Rodriguez would like to celebrate the 10th anniversary of New York-based gelding Funny Cide winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by sending out New York-based gelding Vyjack to a Derby victory.
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. talks about Kentucky Derby (gr.I) contender Itsmyluckyday at Churchill Downs April 30. watch video
Shug McGaughey discusses Orb and Kentucky Derby April 30 at Churchill Downs. watch video
Trainer Ken McPeek talks about Derby contenders Frac Daddy and Java's War on April 30, 2013. Watch Video
Trainer Chad Brown talks about his Kentucky Derby runner Normandy Invasion. Watch Video
Charming Kitten will run with the hopes of the Ramsey family behind him, seeking to transfer his grass and synthetic form onto the Churchill Downs dirt in the Run for the Roses.
From the pages of The Blood-Horse, Lenny Shulman profiles 2-time NCAA champion Rick Pitino, co-owner of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrant Goldencents. Download Now
Gary Stevens Comments on Oxbow's Workout, 4/29/2013. Watch Video
Although he only has six points on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the connections of Fear the Kitten said April 29 they're pointing the son of Kitten's Joy to the 1 1/4-mile Classic.
If this year's Derby has you confused now, you'll really be tested if the projected forecast for rain on Saturday holds true. read blog
Orb, winner of the Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I), heads the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll that came out April 29 in advance of the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
NBC Sports Group will offer 14.5 hours of television coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) from May 1-4, as well as live video streaming.
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez on Vyjack, his first Derby starter. Watch Video
Trainer Shug McGaughey looked mighty satisfied after Orb blazed four furlongs over the Churchill Downs strip in :47 4/5 April 29 in the colt's final piece of work before the May 4 Run for the Roses.
Todd Pletcher will not enter Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.
D. Wayne Lukas-trained contenders circle at the gap before working April 29 at Churchill Downs. Jockey Gary Stevens is in the irons on Oxbow. watch video
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Oxbow and Will Take Charge through their final pre-race moves April 29.
The Maryland Jockey Club and Churchill Downs have announced sponsor partnerships with Longines, the Swiss watchmaker that has increased its involvement with Thoroughbred racing.
The week leading up to the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) got a quick jump out of the gate, with three probables working at Churchill Downs and two horses removed from consideration.
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert said April 29 he will not have a starter in this year's classic, noting that none of the contenders he had early in the season would be competitive in the race.
Last year's Kentucky Derby winners arrived at Churchill Downs with 2013 contender Goldencents on April 27. The duties of unloading are documented herein. read blog
It didn't take the eagle eye of Bob Baffert long to zero in on Orb, who has flourished since arriving at Churchill Downs. read blog
Frankie Perez, assistant trainer for Eddie Plesa Jr., makes his third trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), this time with Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Itsmyluckyday.
Steve Haskin brings you the calm after the storm of workouts with works and new arrivals Goldencents and Itsmyluckyday on the track today. Steve also gives you the work tab for the rest of the week. watch video
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