Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.
Which hidden terrible OR wonderful trips in the Derby prep races will lead to horses being overbet or underbet in the Derby? read blog
The Kentucky Derby was in its infancy when Baden-Baden carried 17-year-old William Walker to victory in the late 1870s, an era when horse racing was America's favorite pastime and jockeys were hailed as national heroes.
Broadcaster Kenny Rice and trainer Todd Pletcher will attend the fund-raiser that benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Camp Horsin' Around.
Florida Derby winner Materiality breezed four furlongs in company with Fountain of Youth winner Itsaknockout in :48 flat. Stanford went four furlongs in :48 3/5 in company with Madefromlucky, who got the distance in :48 2/5.
Images from Steve Haskin from Friday, April 24 at Churchill Downs, which featured a flurry of workouts. read blog
Kent Desormeaux picked up his 18th career mount in the Kentucky Derby by presented Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24. He'll ride Keen Ice in the Run for the Roses.
Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5.
Bolo recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24 at Santa Anita Park, breezing five furlongs in :59 3/5.
Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Danzig Moon put in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24, breezing four furlongs in :48 4/5.
Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum's Far Right was focused in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 24 at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in :49 flat.
The son Street Sense will ship to Churchill Downs April 24. Elvis Trujillo has the mount in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.
Spendthrift Australia has announced that Warrior's Reward, the grade I-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will be the first of its stallions to shuttle to Australia in 2015.
Four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas, says this year's field is strong and analyzes what it takes to win. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak take an early look at the potential Kentucky Derby contenders. Watch to see which contenders to keep a closer watch on as they work this weekend. watch video
Just think if some healthy chatter on social media was going on this week about which post position the connections of International Star should choose with the first post position pick for this year's Kentucky Derby. read blog
NHL analyst and former hockey player Eddie Olczyk will be part of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brand (gr. I) as a handicapper.
Carl Nafzger talks about Unbridled's win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and his call of the race for Mrs. Genter. Watch Video
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine."
Carl Nafzger talks about Unbridled's win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and his call of the race for Mrs. Genter. A companion to the feature, 'Loving Carl Nafzger' in the April 25, 2015 Triple Crown Preview edition of Blood-Horse.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in a good mood as he discusses Mr. Z's morming breeze. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher says that only Materiality and Carpe Diem are confirmed for the Derby, and that weekend works will determine status of other potential Derby horses. Watch Video
UAE Derby winner, trained by South African Mike de Kock, has numerous intangibles going into the Run for the Roses
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls War Story and Mr. Z are scheduled to work Wednesday morning, April 22, at Churchill Downs.
Steve Haskin throws a curve ball in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to find out more! read blog
Unbridled, Carl Nafzger, and Frances Genter captured the nation's heart. read blog
Long before racing fans became acquainted with the brilliance of likely Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah, J.B. and Kevin McKathan recognized his vast potential.
The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.
J. Keeler Johnson lists four late-running longshots that could have an impact on the Kentucky Derby. read blog
Point-leading Triple Crown-nominated horses on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" leaderboard. The classic will be run May 2 at Churchill Downs. view horse listing
View the top four finishers of every 2015 Kentucky Derby prep race, including points, race replays, and other race details! view race listing
WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Upstart from owner Ralph Evans.
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A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fund-raising campaign to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will be held May 2 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S.
America's Best Racing has released episode 3 of the four-part series of digital video ads titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown."
Following is a brief look at some of the horses training toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 2 at Churchill Downs.
With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture changing daily, here is a look at the latest lists of contenders for those two races.
Peter Beagle wrote in The Last Unicorn, "Great heroes need great sorrow and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale." read blog
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red could get back to training in May, trainer Keith Desormeaux said April 19.
A look at some of the horses training toward the first jewel of the Triple Crown.
Regis Racing's Shook Up tuned-up for her planned run in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a sparkling five-furlong work April 19 at Churchill Downs.
Calvin Borel, who has won on Zayat Stables' colt, will be back aboard at Churchill, replacing C.C. Lopez
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund breezed five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 April 18 at Santa Anita Park in his second-to-last timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
After sustaining a condylar fracture in his left front leg during his April 18 workout at Santa Anita Park, One Lucky Dane has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses the works of Carpe Diem, Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout on April 18. Watch Video
Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem.
Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses the works of Carpe Diem, Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout on April 18.
With the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) only two weeks away, three contenders for the May 2 classic turned in solid works at Churchill Downs the morning of April 18, headed by International Star.
Churchill Downs, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, will provide live online streaming of workouts for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) beginning April 18.
Southern California trainer Bob Baffert looks to start his third Kentucky Derby favorite since 2000. Read blog.
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