Beyond the Blinkers talks with Andy Leggio, trainer of 20-1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) shot St. John's River. Read Blog
This will be an abbreviated report, as there wasn't much activity Tuesday morning. Read Blog
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Trainer Jinks Fires sent the Arkansas Derby winner to the track at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 3 for what he described as a strong gallop.
Master of Hounds, the lone European chance for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, May 2.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela, who rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby, looks for a repeat aboard Comma to the Top.
Lenny Shulman interviews Rajiv Maragh, jockey for Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
The Maryland Jockey Club announced May 2 the release of a free mobile application for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones.
TVG will present special Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Oaks (gr. I) programming, featuring on-site coverage from Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Haskin's Derby Report: Don't overlook Animal Kingdom on any surface. Read Blog
Trainer Kathleen O'Connell said she hopes the rains that fell on the Louisville, Ky. area this weekend and Monday, May 2, end in time for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
He turns in the fastest time among seven workers at five furlongs May 2 at Churchill Downs, covering the distance over a sloppy track in 1:00 4/5.
Steve Haskin updates us on the morning works and who is arriving tomorrow. Nehro, Santiva, Watch Me Go, Midnight Interlude, and Brilliant Speed worked this morning. Watch Video
Owner Ahmed Zayat, whose Eskendereya was withdrawn as the favorite for last year's Kentucky Derby, is back with Nehro.
Trainer Eddie Kenneally did not waste any time getting Santiva to the track at Churchill Downs on the morning of Monday, May 2, as the 3-year-old was one of the first horses out when the track opened for training.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Brilliant Speed splashed five furlongs through the slop in 1:01 1/5 May 2 in his final work before the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Here is a brief overview of workouts on Monday, May 2, at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lenny Shulman interviews Eddie Kenneally, trainer for Santiva. Watch Video
It was another stormy morning at Churchill Downs on Monday, May 2, but that did not deter the connections of three Kentucky Derby contenders from sending their horses to the track for their final breezes.
Comma to the Top, runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park May 1 in his final drill for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
First off, before we get to the Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty works, let's at least acknowledge both colts for getting this far. Read Blog
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
Toby's Corner, one of two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders for trainer Graham Motion, worked at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland the morning of Sunday, May 1.
Owner Mike Repole discusses his investment in Thoroughbreds and shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
Todd Pletcher's pair of classic contenders take to the slop May 1 at Churchill Downs. Onwer Mike Repole watches on as Uncle Mo gets five furlongs in 1:01 3/5.
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Pants On Fire showed his affinity for the off track at Churchill Downs on May 1 when the Jump Start colt breezed four furlongs in :47 4/5.
Despite an early morning thunderstorm that left the track at Churchill Downs sloppy, several contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) breezed May 1
Lenny Shulman interviews Rosie Napravnik, jockey for Pants on Fire. Watch Video
Courtlandt Farm's homebred Machen came roaring down the center of the track and ran down Dominus in the final jump to win the Derby Trial (gr. III) by a neck April 30 on opening night at Churchill Downs.
In what trainer Mike Maker labeled a "maintenance work," Twinspired breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 at the Churchill Downs' Trackside training center on April 30 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Jeff Bonde sent two horses he hopes run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 30 for six-furlong breezes.
Trainer Graham Motion said the colt worked six furlongs in 1:13 and handled the surface well.
The son of Macho Uno worked in 1:00 2/5. Trainer Kathy Ritvo said the colt handled the track well and is blossoming.
Shackleford impressed observers at Churchill Downs the morning of April 30 when the son of Forestry sizzled five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 in his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby.
Two-time Eclipse Award-winning rider Garrett Gomez has been named to pilot Susan Magnier's Master of Hounds in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
This report takes a look at recent workouts of every horse probable or possible to make the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands field at this point. It summarizes last-race information and workouts since then.
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.
The Derby is getting closer. Are you ready? Join Jason Shandler for a live, one hour chat this Friday at Noon EDT to discuss all things Derby. Read Transcript
3M Corporation has entered into a deal to sponsor Mucho Macho Man's "Run for the Roses" in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat turned in his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) breeze Friday, April 29 at Palm Meadows under the watchful eye of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
Dialed In, the probable Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) morning-line favorite, worked a half-mile Thursday, April 28 at Palm Meadows in South Florida.
Jason, Evan, and Tim give an overview of Derby 137. Watch Video
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has reached an agreement with a Cleveland-area harness track that will avoid a potential blackout of Triple Crown simulcasts in the state.
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.
Churchill Downs Unveils Kentucky Derby Mobile App.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Peaking a bit late for Kentucky Derby consideration, Derby Kitten instead prepares for the Preakness after a win in the grade III Lexington Stakes.
Borel's agent, Jerry Hissam, confirmed April 27 that his client would be aboard Twice the Appeal in the May 7 Derby.
Larry Collmus will step into race-caller chair for all three Triple Crown events; Versus will have live coverage of Derby draw.
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.
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