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

    Firing Line Stretches Legs in Derby Breeze

    The Simon Callaghan trainee breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park, then galloped out to three-quarters of a mile in 1:15. He is set to ship to Churchill Downs early April 26.

  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.

  • Madefromlucky

    Madefromlucky Officially Out of KY Derby

    Todd Pletcher said April 24 that Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky officially had been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • William Walker

    Derby Jockey Walker Influenced Breeders

    The Kentucky Derby was in its infancy when Baden-Baden carried 17-year-old William Walker to victory in the late 1870s, an era when horse racing was America's favorite pastime and jockeys were hailed as national heroes.

  • Materiality (inside) and Itsaknockout went four furlongs in :48 flat, with splits of :12, :23 3/5, and :35 3/5.

    Derby 'Todd Squad' Breezes at Churchill

    Florida Derby winner Materiality breezed four furlongs in company with Fountain of Youth winner Itsaknockout in :48 flat. Stanford went four furlongs in :48 3/5 in company with Madefromlucky, who got the distance in :48 2/5.

  • Sarah Sis worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on April 24.

    Sarah Sis: Sibling With a Shot in the Oaks

    Joe Ragsdale has been an owner for less than three years and the Oklahoman finds himself heading to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Sarah Sis, trained by Ingrid Mason.

  • Frammento worked a half-mile in :48 at Keeneland on April 24.

    Derby Hopeful Frammento Works at Keeneland

    Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5.

  • Danzig Moon worked four furlongs in :48 4/5 the morning of April 24.

    Final Derby Tuneup for Danzig Moon

    Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Danzig Moon put in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24, breezing four furlongs in :48 4/5.

  • Far Right turned in his final work for the Kentucky Derby April 24 at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in :49 flat.

    Far Right Focused in Final Derby Move

    Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum's Far Right was focused in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 24 at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in :49 flat.

  • Angela Renee

    Oaks Runners Kick off Pletcher's Breeze Day

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders Angela Renee and Eskenformoney got in their final works April 24; trainer Todd Pletcher moved the works of multiple Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls up a day due to pending rain.

  • Chris Hartman

    Winner's Circle: Oaklawn's Top Trainer to CD

    Alsvid provided Hartman with his most lucrative career victory in the Count Fleet and headlines what the trainer calls his strongest stable to date. He will move to Churchill Downs for the first time during its upcoming meet.

  • Bold Conquest

    Derby Trainers Keeping Eye on Weather

    Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.

  • Stuart Grant (right) with Condo Commando.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XdX5nTm">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience the Key for Condo Commando

    The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.

  • THS: Kentucky Derby Preview

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak take an early look at the potential Kentucky Derby contenders. Watch to see which contenders to keep a closer watch on as they work this weekend.

  • Mr. Z (outside) breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22.

    Lukas: Mr. Z 'Has Affinity' for Churchill

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine."

  • War Story breezed five furlongs in 1:02 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 22.

    Final Kentucky Derby Work for War Story

    Louisiana Derby (gr. II) third-place finisher War Story put in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 22 when the 3-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02.

  • 2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby

    Point-leading Triple Crown-nominated horses on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" leaderboard. The classic will be run May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • International Star worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-nRd7tMb">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Heads Derby Works at CD

    With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star.

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    Upstart Earns Bullet in Palm Meadows Breeze

    Six days after missing a scheduled move because of a fever, Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Upstart breezed four furlongs in a bullet :47 2/5 on Friday, April 17 at Palm Meadows training center.

  • Angela Renee (inside) worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 at Keeneland April 16.

    Oaks Hopeful Angela Renee Drills at Kee

    Siena Farms' Angela Renee (by Bernardini) worked a half-mile in company in :47 3/5 April 16 at Keeneland. The grade I winner may make her next start in the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • 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.