Keyword: Arkansas Derby

  • Sistercharlie with John Velazquez up wins the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) at Keeneland on April 14, 2018 Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

    The Week in Photos 4/17/2018

    Arkansas Derby, Apple Blossom Handicap, Coolmore Jenny Wiley, Maker's 46 Mile, Oaklawn Handicap, Fantasy, Count Fleet Sprint Handicap, Ben Ali, Stonestreet Lexington, Northern Spur, Bachelor, Thor's Echo Handicap, Giant's Causeway, and more.

  • Hofburg

    Four Horses on the Derby Bubble

    The connections of four horses being considered for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) will be watching the season's final two Road to the Kentucky Derby points races closely April 14.

  • Rodolphe Brisset  at Keeneland

    Brisset in His Element on His Own

    Less than a year after saddling his first starter, Rodolphe Brisset found himself in the remarkable position of conditioning a leading contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby when his trainee Quip won the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

  • My Boy Jack takes the Southwest Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths at Oaklawn Park

    Desormeaux Mulls Options for My Boy Jack

    Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Feb. 21 following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 19 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Longtime Oaklawn Jockey Club chairman and president Charles Cella

    Obituary: Cella Loved Getting Fans to Oaklawn Park

    Charles J. Cella, longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, died Dec. 6 of complications from Parkinson's disease. According to his sons John and Louis Cella, Cella was at home in St. Louis, surrounded by family.

  • The Empire That Almost Was

    There is no doubt the greatness was there with Classic Empire. And there is no doubt it was confronted by enough obstacles to prevent it from fully surfacing. But it did on occasion manage to trickle out, to show the world what might have been.

  • The Week in Photos 4/18/2017

    Marker's 46 Mile, Coolmore Jenny Wiley, Arkansas Derby, Apple Blossom, Oaklawn Handicap, Stonestreet, Ben Ali, Appalachian, Fantasy, Los Angeles, Count Fleet Sprint Handicap, Lion City Handicap, Prix Vanteaux, Singapore Turf Club, Bachelor and more.

  • Conquest Mo Money (lime green silks) races early in the Arkansas Derby

    Conquest Mo Money's Connections Pondering Derby Run

    Trainer Miguel Hernandez said Conquest Mo Money came out of the Arkansas Derby (G1) well and that he and owner Tom McKenna will discuss whether to pay the $200,000 for a supplemental nomination to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Petrov

    Ron Moquett Seeks Derby Return With Petrov

    Just like 2015 with Far Right and Whitmore last year, trainer Ron Moquett is trying to get to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with only one candidate—Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Petrov.

  • One Liner in the Southwest Stakes post parade prior to winning the grade 3 race

    Undefeated 3-Year-Old One Liner Out Indefinitely

    WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's undefeated One Liner is out indefinitely and will miss his planned start in the April 15 Arkansas Derby (G1) and is off the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) trail.

  • Trainer Mark Casse and Classic Empire at Winding Oaks Farm

    Classic Empire Works Toward Arkansas Derby

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire worked April 3 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla. in preparation for his anticipated start in the Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn Park. 

  • Creator wins the Belmont Stakes

    Creator Retired, to Stand in Japan

    Creator, the 3-year-old colt by Tapit who won the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association.

  • Creator gallops at Churchill Downs April 20, 2016.

    Making the Grade: Creator

    This week we take a closer look at Creator, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on April 16 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Is the Derby Winner Running in Arkansas?

    On April 9th the last two prep races for the 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held, and the field for the 142nd running of the "Run for the Roses" will be more-or-less established.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Arkansas Derby

    Claire Novak and Ellis Starr preview the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) featuring American Pioneer, Cupid, Whitmore, Creator, and Gettysburg. Includes a special offer for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase.

  • A 'Hometown Horse' in the Arkansas Derby

    For trainer Ron Moquett, a win by Whitmore in the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) would be more than a successful step toward the first Saturday in May—it would mean reclaiming a hometown race that outside trainers have won the past four years.

  • Dazzling Gem Probable for Arkansas Derby

    Dazzling Gem, most recently third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) will be entered in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and is probable for the 1 1/8-mile race at Oaklawn Park, trainer Brad Cox said April 10.