Keyword: Kentucky Derby contenders

  • 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.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 28, 2014

    Claire Novak reports trackside from Churchill Downs on news for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Learn of the morning storms, works by Tapiture, Hoppertunity, and Ria Antonia. See footage of California Chrome unloading from his flight, and more!

  • That Handicapping Show: Spiral Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take a look at the talented field in the Kentucky Derby prep race at Turfway Park Saturday. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Spiral Stakes.

  • Next-Race Plans: Where They're Going Next

    It's hard to believe that when this Saturday comes and goes, only six weeks will remain to the Kentucky Derby. Time flies when you're having fun. So here we go--where will the contenders and pretenders be running next.

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    Derby Birthdays: Who Will Take the Cake?

    Earlier foals are traditionally expected to perform earlier on the track, but as the Kentucky Derby has proven in recent years, this is not always the case. May foals completed a 2009 trifecta.

  • Balto Star, ridden Mark Guidry, runs to victory in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby, Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    BALTO STAR

    Dark bay/brown gelding, foaled March 7, 1998, Glitterman--Miss Livie, by Devil's Bag

  • Monarchos, tops on Steve Haskin's top Kentucky Derby contenders list, winning the Florida Derby.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Top 20 -- March 19

    Steve Haskin, the award-winning turf writer and senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, updates his top Kentucky Derby contenders weekly. During his 29 years with the Daily Racing Form, Haskin became known for his insightful coverage of the Triple Crown races. Haskin won the Red Smith Award for Kentucky Derby writing in 1997, 1999, and 2000.and received the David Woods Award for best Preakness story in 1997. In 1999, he co-authored "Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby" with trainer Bob Baffert and wrote the book, "Dr. Fager" for Eclipse Press'"Thoroughbred Legends" series in 2000.