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    2015 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

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    Private Zone Delivers in Churchill Downs

    Private Zone won the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, May 2 at the Louisville oval, holding off a stretch challenge from Nates Mineshaft. Bayern struggled in his 2015 debut.

  • Dortmund at Bob Baffert's barn.
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    Derby is Baffert's Show Again

    "I believe in fate," says Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. "I believe that something really good is about to happen... but it's something we're just going to have to wait and see."

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    Dortmund to be Saddled on Paddock Path

    Trainer Bob Baffert said Dortmund, the 3-1 second choice for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be saddled on the path in the paddock rather than one of the enclosed stalls.

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    Lord Nelson, Competitive Edge in Pat Day Mile

    Trainer Bob Baffert's rich 3-year-old bench players Lord Nelson and Gimme Da Lute top a solid field of eight entered in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (at Churchill Downs May 2 that also drew grade I winner Competitive Edge.

  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern returns in the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-FDMBHrL">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Returns in Churchill Downs Stakes

    Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) undercard May 2.

  • Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah

    Espinoza Riding High Into Derby

    Fresh off a win in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) aboard California Chrome, Espinoza is back as the rider of American Pharoah, the likely favorite for the 2015 Run for the Roses.

  • Dortmund gallop at Churchill Downs on April 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-D296Njd">Order This Photo</a>

    El Kabeir Walks Shedrow, Dortmund Gallops

    Dortmund impressed Baffert in his first gallop over the track, as International Star and Mubtaahij also took a spin April 28. El Kabeir stayed in the shedrow but will train April 29 according to trainer John Terranova.

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    Baffert Double Tough in Eight Belles

    Much like his two horses in the May 2 Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert seems to be playing a strong hand in the May 1 Eight Belles with grade I winner Callback and multiple stakes winner Enchanting Lady.

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    American Pharoah Tops NTRA Poll

    American Pharoah, the likely morning-line favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops the NTRA 3-year-old poll that was released April 27.

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    Baffert May Not Enter Filly in Kentucky Oaks

    After watching the fillies he's considering for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) complete workouts April 27 at Churchill Downs, trainer Bob Baffert said he was leaning toward not entering either Luminance or Maybellene.

  • Dortmund arrives at Churchill Downs.
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    Dortmund, Other CA Shippers Arrive at CD

    Undefeated Dortmund strode off the horse van April 26 at Churchill Downs and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was one step closer, one less thing to worry about, as the days count down to the May 2 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Dortmund works April 25 at Santa Anita Park for the Kentucky Derby.

    Dortmund Runs Easy in Final Derby Drill

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Whiskey Ticket (right) holds off Conquest Curlinate to win the Illinois Derby.

    Whiskey Ticket Wins IL Derby Like a Pro

    Whiskey Ticket came off the one and only start of his career -- a March 19 maiden special weight victory at first asking at Santa Anita -- and bravely held off Conquest Curlinate to win the $400,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III).

  • Dortmund worked five furlongs in :58 4/5.

    Dortmund Records Bullet Work at Santa Anita

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund breezed five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 April 18 at Santa Anita Park in his second-to-last timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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    One Lucky Dane Off Derby Trail After Workout

    After sustaining a condylar fracture in his left front leg during his April 18 workout at Santa Anita Park, One Lucky Dane has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • 2015 Arkansas Derby Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Arkansas Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Dortmund and American Pharoah

    Battaglia Struggling to Decide Derby Favorite

    Mike Battaglia, who sets the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands morning-line odds, is struggling to decide between stablemates Dortmund and American Pharoah when it comes to choosing a favorite for this year's classic.

  • American Pharoah arrives at Churchill Downs April 13.

    American Pharoah Arrives in Louisville

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, part of a three-prong attack on the Kentucky Derby by trainer Bob Baffert, came out of Oaklawn race fine and wasted no time getting to Churchill Downs.

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

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    Firing Line Breezes at Santa Anita

    Sunland Derby winner Firing Line continued his workout schedule in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five furlong breeze in :59 1/5 the morning of April 11 at Santa Anita Park.

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    Fantastic Style Invades for Beaumont

    Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, riding a two-race win streak at Santa Anita Park, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Dortmund cruises to victory in the Santa Anita Derby.

    Dortmund Unrelenting in Santa Anita Derby

    There might as well have been a stop sign on the hindquarters of Kaleem Shah's Dortmund April 4, because no colt was going to pass the massive son of Big Brown in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • March holds off Lord Nelson to take the Bay Shore Stakes.
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    March Survives Bay Shore Inquiry

    Robert LaPenta's March first held off a furious late run from Lord Nelson before surviving a stewards' inquiry to take the $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) by half a length at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 4.

  • Lenny's Place: Opening Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Lenny's Place: Opening Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen and Jimmy Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales and what working with Bob Baffert is like. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions