Keyword: Derby Workouts

  • Chitu

    Baffert Duo Chitu, Bayern in Derby Works

    Chitu and Bayern, two possible starters in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs April 21 as they continued preparations for the May 3 race.

  • D. Wayne Lukas grazes Proud Citizen at Churchill on April 29, 2002.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Proud Citizen's Fast Work Tops Among Derby Horses

    An ecstatic D. Wayne Lukas jumped off his pony and declared, "We are very much in the Derby." Lukas was referring to Lexington Stakes winner Proud Citizen, who had just worked 5 furlongs in a quick :58 4/5 in the pre-dawn darkness of Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby.

  • Request for Parole turned in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby.

    A Cool Day at Churchill; Two Derby Contenders Work

    On a cool, windy morning that the horses seemed to like more than the people on the backside of Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby contenders Essence of Dubai and Request for Parole were the only two classic hopefuls working out.