Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Dortmund to Track, Other Derby Horses Arrive

    Kaleem Shah's undefeated Dortmund got reacquainted with the Twin Spires April 27, making his first trip around Churchill Downs this year after arriving from California. Firing Line and Bolo were also on the track Monday.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 27, 2015

    Claire Novak gives us an update on how Bold Conquest worked and his plans while sitting at 22nd. We also learn of yesterday's arrivals first look at the track and those yet to arrive's schedules.

  • Joanne Nielsen

    Upstart Breeder Out of Hospital, CD Bound

    Joanne Nielsen, the breeder of Upstart, has been released from the hospital after an 11-night stay for viral pneumonia, and is hopeful to make it to Louisville for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • California Chrome in Great Britain April 21.

    California Chrome Adjusting to Newmarket

    "There's a lot for them to consider, but when it comes to racing, the horse's fitness will not be a problem. It is much more down to the way the horse feels." -- Rae Guest on California Chrome.

  • Jack Wolf, owner of Star Light Racing and Itsaknockout, wearing a Mayweather vs Pacquiao shirt.

    Itsaknockout Promotes Upcoming Boxing Match

    Starlight Racing has entered into an agreement in which Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Itsaknockout will promote the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Las Vegas on Derby day.

  • Bold Conquest Works at Churchill Downs 4.27.15.

    Bold Conquest Not Likely for Derby AE List

    Trainer Steve Asmussen said April 27 that Bold Conquest, No. 22 on the leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), would likely not enter to sit on the also-eligible list for the May 2 classic.

  • Bill Cooke & Calumet Farm's Trophy Collection

    Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Materiality

    Alto Aims High With Materiality

    Ed Harrell and Gil Moutray formed Alto Racing to participate at racing's highest level, and they have accomplished that dream with Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Materiality.

  • Bill Cooke and Calumet Farm's Trophy Collection

    Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read more on the history of Calumet in our online feature Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend.

  • Lenny's Place: Kentucky Derby Edition

    Lenny Shulman gives his thoughts on the top 20 contenders, interviews Mark Casse about Danzig Moon, and reveals his favorite choice of chewing gum. Watch and learn who Lenny's Kentucky Derby pick is and a long shot choice. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Dortmund arrives at Churchill Downs.
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    Dortmund, Other CA Shippers Arrive at CD

    Undefeated Dortmund strode off the horse van April 26 at Churchill Downs and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was one step closer, one less thing to worry about, as the days count down to the May 2 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Jeff Cannizzo

    Three to Represent New York in Derby

    The New York-breeding program had two runners in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). This year it appears three Empire state-breds will go: International Star, Upstart, and Tencendur.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 26, 2015

    Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including American Pharoah's work, Oaks works from Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox, and the impending Derby arrivers, Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 26, 2015

    Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including American Pharoah's work, Oaks works from Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox, and the impending Derby arrivers, Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo.

  • Dortmund works April 25 at Santa Anita Park for the Kentucky Derby.

    Dortmund Runs Easy in Final Derby Drill

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mubtaahij breezing at Arlington International April 25.

    Mubtaahij in 'Missed Work' at Arlington

    The Fine Equinity system recorded Mubtaahij working four furlongs in :49.70, with a final three furlongs in :35.30. The last quarter of the work was timed in equal splits of :11.50 seconds, home in :23 flat.

  • Tencendur Beats the Rain in Morning Move

    With heavy rain forecast for Louisville, Ky., April 25, trainer George Weaver opted to send Tencendur to the track early for his final workout before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Keen Ice works at Churchill Downs April 25.

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    Keen Ice Warms Up for Derby With Workout

    With intermittent light rain falling at Churchill Downs, Donegal Racing's Keen Ice breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of April 25 in his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) work.

  • Firing Line works for the Kentucky Derby April 25 at Santa Anita Park.

    Firing Line Stretches Legs in Derby Breeze

    The Simon Callaghan trainee breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park, then galloped out to three-quarters of a mile in 1:15. He is set to ship to Churchill Downs early April 26.

  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    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.

  • William Walker

    Derby Jockey Walker Influenced Breeders

    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.

  • Materiality (inside) and Itsaknockout went four furlongs in :48 flat, with splits of :12, :23 3/5, and :35 3/5.

    Derby 'Todd Squad' Breezes at Churchill

    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.