Keyword: derby

  • Carly Silver

    Teen Tracks: Distance No Problem for Friends Lake

    Some stallions still remain who are an influence for stamina in the breeding program. A.P. Indy is one of these sires. His son, Friends Lake, is a major Derby contender this year, and can tackle the 1 1/4 mile distance with ease.

  • Derby Hopeful Tapit Has Classic Pedigree

    Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Tapit is by a horse that ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and out of a mare by a horse that won the Kentucky Derby.

  • St Averil's Status Uncertain for Derby

    Despite negative X-rays on St Averil's problem feet, Rafael Becerra remained uncommitted on the colt's participation in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1.

  • Lion Heart, will run in Blue Grass Stakes.

    Lion Heart Works; Added to Blue Grass Lineup

    Grade I winner Lion Heart will race next in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, trainer Patrick Biancone decided Monday, shortly after the chestnut son of Tale of the Cat worked five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track. Regular exercise rider Jean Claude was aboard for the move.

  • Churchill Addresses Kentucky Derby Seating

    Patrons accustomed to a bird's-eye view of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) from Millionaires' Row will instead be watching from the infield this year as a consequence of Churchill Downs $95 million clubhouse renovation.

  • Halfbridled, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Halfbridled to be Nominated to Triple Crown

    Undefeated Hallbridled, who Jan. 26 will most likely be named champion juvenile filly for 2003, will be nominated to the VISA Triple Crown, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville <i>Courier-Journal</i>.

  • Churchill Unveils Kentucky Derby 130 Logo

    The world famous Twin Spires, traditional Derby roses, and a horse and rider in full flight are among the key design elements of Churchill Downs' official logo for the 130th running of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1, 2004.

  • Epsom Derby Also Run on June 7

    The Belmont Stakes (gr. I), when Funny Cide will bid to win the Triple Crown, is not the only major race being run on June 7. The 224th running of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom Downs in England will be run earlier the same day.

  • Editor-in-Chief&lt;br&gt;Ray Paulick

    Rush To Confusion

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Most interesting comment in the 48-hour media barrage surrounding the "controversy" of Jose Santos and the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) came at about hour 24, during a roundtable discussion of journalists on ESPN's "Sports Reporters" telecast the morning of May 11.

  • Overlooked gelding becomes first NY Bred to win Derby.

    Move Over, Clyde!

    Funny Cide, who was beaten just a half-length by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), sprung the upset Saturday at Churchill Downs. He became the first New York-bred to ever win the Derby and the first gelding to take the roses since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

  • Longshot Honor In War Surprises in Woodford Reserve

    A longshot was due, and it came at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby Day undercard in the form of Honor In War, who won the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) under David Flores at 24-1.

  • Heat Haze Circles Field to Take Citgo Distaff Turf Mile

    Heat Haze walked out of the gate, was dead last for most of the running, and then exploded down the stretch to circle the field and win the Citgo Distaff Turf Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day.

  • Odds tighten as racetime nears.

    Empire Maker Moves to 3-1

    Last year, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite was an incredibly high 6-1. Unlike Harlan's Holiday a year ago, Empire Maker was supposed be lower than 2-1. Well, it doesn't look like that is going to happen.

  • Florida Derby winner Empire Maker possibly the best bargain in this year&#39;s Derby field.

    Some Derby Candidates Auction Bargains; Others Were Expensive

    Probable Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker has never been offered at public auction. He's a homebred who races for Prince Khaled Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms. But most of the Derby candidates have passed through a sale ring at some point in their lives. Some brought hundreds of thousands of dollars, others much less.

  • Derby Winner in First Crop Big for Sire

    Obviously, siring a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner is a positive for any stud horse. But for a first crop sire, it can be huge. After all, by the time a stallion's first crop are 3-year-olds, he is covering his fifth book of mares.

  • Evolving Tactics Not Coming For Derby

    Evolving Tactics, who was under consideration for the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will not be shipped from Ireland for the race, <i>The Blood-Horse</i> has learned.

  • Post positions for this weekend&#39;s running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Twelve to Contest Arkansas Derby

    Saturday's Arkansas Derby has 12 colts scheduled to contest its nine furlong distance for a shot at the $500,000 purse.

  • Essence of Dubai Reaches Target

    Even before he ran ninth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Tom Albertrani thought Essence of Dubai would be more suited to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). On Saturday, he will find out.

  • Just the Beginning for Perfect Drift

    This may be the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but trainer Murray Johnson sees it as just the start for Perfect Drift, who he sends out Saturday to try and deny War Emblem a Triple Crown.

  • Coolmore Horses Fly Back to Ireland

    Johannesburg and Castle Gandolfo, the respective eighth- and 12th-place finishers in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, left Churchill Downs early Sunday morning to be flown back to Ireland.

  • Trainers Cite Load Time as Reason for Post Position Picks

    When choosing post positions at Wednesday's Kentucky Derby draw, trainers of this year's Derby entrants seemed to focus on minimizing the amount of time their horses would have to spend in the starting gate while the bulky field loads for Saturday's 128th renewal of the 1 1/4-mile classic.

  • Buddha Breezes Over Sloppy Track at Belmont

    Gary West's Buddha breezed over a sloppy Belmont Park training track Sunday morning as trainer James Bond prepares the Wood Memorial winner for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

  • Straight Gin Works; U S S Tinosa's Arrival Delayed

    Marylou Whitney's Straight Gin put in a five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Saturday and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful U S S Tinosa's arrival in Louisville has been delayed until Tuesday.

  • Straight Gin Works; U S S Tinosa's Arrival Delayed

    Marylou Whitney's Straight Gin put in a five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Saturday and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful U S S Tinosa's arrival in Louisville has been delayed until Tuesday.

  • U S S Tinosa Works at Bay Meadows

    Sham Stakes winner U S S Tinosa worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Bay Meadows Friday and will ship to Louisville Saturday ahead of a possible start in the Kentucky Derby.