Keyword: Kentucky Derby

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    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.

  • Itsaknockout returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SbJB7Wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsaknockout Returns a Winner at Gulfstream

    Starlight Racing's Itsaknockout, who hadn't raced since his ninth-place finish in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Jerome Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) and also take a look at the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III). Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Jerome.

  • Haskin: Say Goodbye to Louisville

    Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby.

  • California Chrome Works Dec. 27, 2015

    Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Dec. 27, 2015 with Victor Espinoza.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah's Crown Top Sports Story

    American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.

  • Kelso, with Bill Hartack in the saddle after winning the Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 3, 1960. Photo by Jim Raftery/Turfotos

    Bill Hartack: A Kentucky Derby Master

    Standing together in the annals of Derby history are the two jockeys who have won five editions of the Derby each: Eddie Arcaro and the legendary Bill Hartack.

  • Bob Baffert accepts the Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

    Big Sport of Turfdom Award to 'Pharoah Team

    Trainer Bob Baffert accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award on behalf of the American Pharoah team Tuesday, Dec. 8 during a lunch presentation at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Smarty Jones settling in at Calumet Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Smarty-Jones/i-Ft2kj89/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Smarty Jones Settles in at Calumet

    On a brisk fall morning at Calumet Farm, dual classic winner Smarty Jones stood alertly in his paddock. The 14-year-old son of Elusive Quality is settling in well at the Lexington landmark.

  • Mohaymen rallies to remain unbeaten in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jvNJ9rc">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Mohaymen Easily Takes Remsen

    Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen stayed unbeaten and added a second straight graded stakes win to his record Nov. 28 when drawing away to a clear win in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones to Stand at Calumet Farm

    Smarty Jones, whose 2004 Triple Crown bid and affable connections earned him legions of fans, is returning to Central Kentucky from Pennsylvania to take up stallion duties at Calumet Farm. His fee for 2016 will be $7,500.

  • The Real Longshot of '50-1' is I Enjoyed It

    There is no harsher critic of racing films than yours truly, and I sadly have had to carve apart recent flicks with the dexterity of a surgeon with a scalpel.

  • Saratoga Special winner Exaggerator heads $1 million Delta Jackpot Stakes

    Exaggerator Morning-Line Choice for Jackpot

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, a steady fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was installed the 2-1 morning-line choice for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21.

  • Giacomo

    Giacomo Heading to Oregon

    Frank Stronach hopes Giacomo will stimulate the Oregon breeding industry; Oakhurst Thoroughbreds gets its second Kentucky Derby winner at stud.

  • A Morning in the Kentucky Sun

    It was just me, American Pharoah, and Jimmy Barnes with not another soul around in as intimate a moment as I could ever recall with a Derby favorite.

  • War Emblem Arrives in Kentucky

    War Emblem arrived in the United States Oct. 12 after 13 years standing stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. He will clear quarantine at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital before vanning to Old Friends.

  • Super Saver

    Pedigree Analysis: Super Saver

    Super Saver represents the male line of 1969 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Majestic Prince, a branch of the Raise a Native sire line that has been overshadowed by the much more numerous Mr. Prospector tribe.

  • Frosted

    Frosted Works Bullet Toward Travers

    On Aug. 20, tightening the screws for an upcoming run in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 3-year-old son of Tapit got down to business under jockey Joel Rosario with a five-furlong bullet move in :59.59 at Saratoga.

  • Uncle Sigh
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    Contessa Pleased With Return of Uncle Sigh

    Though Uncle Sigh didn't win at Saratoga Aug. 16, trainer Gary Contessa was satisfied with the effort put forth by the 4-year-old colt who last raced in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I).

  • Went the Day Well<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-137/23013252_TrG3NS#!i=1852402845&k=jPg2jHd">Order This Photo</a>

    Went the Day Well to Stand in Uruguay

    Grade III winner Went the Day Well, who finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has arrived in Uruguay and will stand for Las Zainas Farm, according to bloodstock agent Pablo Nunez.

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    Taylor Made Buys Share in California Chrome

    Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.

  • Genuine Reward as a foal with Genuine Risk.

    Genuine Reward to Old Friends

    Genuine Reward, one of only two living foals produced by 1980 Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning filly Genuine Risk, has found a new home at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Lexington.