Keyword: Derby Trial

  • Embellishing Bob (center) was awarded the 2014 Derby Trial win after Bayern (inside) was disqualified.

    Embellishing Bob Gets Derby Trial Win on DQ

    Embellishing Bob, stepping up into graded stakes company off a maiden win, won the Derby Trial (gr. III) on the disqualification of Bayern under the lights on the opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 26.

  • Kentucky Derby Trial entrant Bayern ranks 23rd on the Kentucky Derby list with 20 points.

    Baffert Duo Has Derby Trial as Backup Plan

    As usual, trainer Bob Baffert has the racing world hanging on his every move leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), even as he enters horses in the April 26 Derby Trial (gr. III).

  • 'Wild Card' Derby Trial Not A Misnomer

    The makeup of the grade III Derby Trial presents several interesting scenarios that could impact the makeup of the Kentucky Derby field.

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    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • Hierro splashes home to win the Derby Trail.

    Hierro Overtakes Paynter in Derby Trial

    Stonestreet Stables' Hierro broke his maiden over the Churchill Downs main track as a juvenile and returned a winner under the Twin Spires April 28 in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III).

  • Paynter faces 10 in the Derby Trial.

    Paynter Headlines Derby Trial at Churchill

    Led by Zayat Stable's talented but lightly raced Paynter, a field of 11 sophomores was entered in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) on opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 28.

  • Machen (left) rolls late to defeat Dominus in the Derby Trial.

    Machen Nails Dominus in Derby Trial

    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.

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    Under Lights, Derby Trial Draws Solid Field

    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.

  • Derby Trial winner Hurricane Ike

    Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His Derby Trial victory effectively dashed the Derby hopes of two competitors seeking graded earnings, but Hurricane Ike will use the win as a Preakness Stakes prep.

  • Hurricane Ike and Calvin Borel are in control in the Derby Trial.

    Hurricane Ike Wins Derby Trial Under Borel

    Notching his fifth win on opening day at soggy Churchill Downs, Calvin Borel unleashed a patented rail-skimming ride aboard Hurricane Ike and guided the colt to victory in the The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) April 24.

  • Pleasant Prince will make his next start in the Derby Trial.

    Ramsey: Pleasant Prince to Derby Trial

    Ken Ramsey reports that Pleasant Prince will start in the April 24 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III). With a victory in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile prep, the colt will be entered in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Hull won the Derby Trial in 2009.

    Owner LaPenta to Sponsor Derby Trial

    Robert LaPenta, a leading owner and pinhooker, will sponsor the 2010 Derby Trial (gr. III) at Churchill Downs April 24, the track announced Jan. 8.

  • Hull stays perfect with a win in the Derby Trial.

    Hull Dominates Derby Trial in Stakes Debut

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, Team Valor, and partners' Hull became a graded stakes winner and stayed undefeated in three starts when he took over at the top of the lane and pulled away for a convincing four-length victory in the $112,00 Derby Trial (gr. III) on opening day at Churchill Downs April 25.

  • Dixieland Stakes winner Silver City faces 7 in the Derby Trial.

    Derby Trial Kicks Off Churchill Meet

    Although the 2008 Derby Trial included four graded stakes winners and this year's field is without any, the historic dirt sprint is loaded with promising, but unproven 3-year-old colts that will likely be heard from as the season wears on.

  • Macho Again Works Toward Belmont

    West Point Stables' Macho Again had a solid work this morning for trainer Dallas Stewart at Churchill Downs, going a half-mile in :48.20 over the fast main track under exercise rider Kenny Borque. The move ranked 11th of 55 at the distance.

  • Macho Again powers to victory in the Derby Trial.

    Macho Again Overpowers Derby Trial

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Macho Again had the determination to overcome four graded stakes winners, plus four others, when he powered to the lead in the $115,200 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs April 26.

  • Grade I winner Majestic Warrior heads the April 26 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs

    Four Graded Winners Contest Derby Trial

    Kinsman Stable's Majestic Warrior, winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga last summer in his second career start, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in the 84th running of the $100,000-added Derby Trial at Churchill Downs April 26.

  • Flying First Class glides to easy win in the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Flying First Class Kicks Away to Derby Trial Win

    Ellwood W. Johnston's Old English Rancho homebred Flying First Class kicked clear in the stretch and was hard ridden to a 3 3/4-length victory by Mark Guidry to win the $117,800 Derby Trial for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano urges Record (right) to the win over hard-charging Spotsgone in the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Noonmark, Mister Triester Top Derby Trial

    The last of the traditional preps for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is unlikely to have an impact on next week's "Run for the Roses," but Saturday's $100,000-added Derby Trial at Churchill Downs will undoubtedly get the 132nd Spring Meet at historic Churchill Downs off to a rousing start.

  • Is Don&#39;t Get Mad in Derby picture after impressive &#39;Trial win?

    Don't Get Mad Has Hughes, Ellis Smiling

    B. Wayne Hughes' Don't Get Mad blew past favored Vicarage at the eighth pole to register an eye-catching seven-length victory Saturday in the $113,100 Derby Trial, the finale on opening day of Churchill Down's spring-summer meeting.

  • Vicarage Headed for Derby Trial

    Dogwood Stable's Vicarage, who most recently finished seventh in the Florida Derby (gr. I), has been vanned to Lexington and will be pointed toward the April 30 Derby Trial Stakes on opening day at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: A New Road Ahead

    Yes, it's only December, but what better way to fill the gap between the turkey and the tinsel than to start talking Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Before discussing the Derby hopefuls gathering all over the country, it must be pointed out that next year's road to Louisville will be unlike anything we've ever seen, and there is no doubt that the times are indeed changing.

  • Sir Shakleton makes stakes debut with impressive Derby Trial win.

    Sir Shackleton Untouchable in Derby Trial

    Favored Sir Shackleton, making his stakes debut, repelled the challenge of Courageous Act in the stretch and went on to post a convincing victory in Saturday's $110,800 Derby Trial (gr. III) on opening day at Churchill Downs.

  • Rock Hard Ten Vs. 5 in Derby Trial

    Rock Hard Ten, the hard-luck 3-year-old on the outside looking in on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), drew post six in a six-horse field for Saturday's Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Midas Eyes wins the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill.

    Midas Eyes Kicks Off Frankel's Derby Week

    Midas Eyes kicked off what could be a banner week for trainer Bobby Frankel by posting a 2 ½-length gate-to-wire victory in the $167,400 Derby Trial (gr. III) Saturday at Churchill Downs before an opening day crowd of 14,492.

  • Derby Trial favorite Midas Eyes, here winning the Swale Stakes.

    Midas Eyes Clear Favorite in Derby Trial

    Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes, another dazzling star from the powerhouse stable of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, heads a small field of six 3-year-olds in Saturday's running of the $150,000-added Derby Trial (gr. III), the opening day feature of the 52-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Baffert Says Domestic Dispute Won't Go On

    All three of trainer Bob Baffert's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) starters came out of the race fine, but only two – Indian Express and Kafwain – will continue on the Kentucky Derby trail, the conditioner said Sunday.

  • Mayakovsky in Sharp Work Ahead of Derby Trial

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Mayakovsky drilled five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sunday at Churchill Downs as he prepares for Saturday's Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at the Louisville track.

  • Meetyouathebrig rolls to victory in Saturday&#39;s Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Meetyouathebrig Romps in Derby Trial

    Meetyouathebrig stalked the early leaders from mid-pack and blew by the field in the stretch to win Saturday's $100,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) by 6 1/4 lengths on opening day of the Churchill Downs meet. Under Robby Albarado, the Elliott Walden-trained winner completed the mile in 1:36.44 on a fast track.