Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Foolish Pleasure in the 1975 Wood Memorial.

    Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

    Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse.

  • Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird, Elliott to Canadian Hall

    Ten horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year, with half coming on the Thoroughbred side. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Bob Anderson, Jim Bannon, Stewart Elliott, and Roger Laurin.

  • Bridget's Big Luvy

    Getting All 'Luvy Dovey' in Arkansas Derby

    If Jeremiah Englehart and Tom O'Grady, trainer and owner of Bridget's Big Luvy, are afraid of American Pharoah in the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, they are sure showing no signs of it.

  • 2015 Blue Grass Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Blue Grass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Carpe Diem following his Blue Grass Stakes win.
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    Carpe Diem Bounces Out of Blue Grass Win

    WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Carpe Diem came out of his three-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) "great", trainer Todd Pletcher said April 5.

  • Frosted comes home strong to win the Wood Memorial Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KJVqrmC">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Carpe Diem takes the Blue Grass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-j9GjdGx">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Rumbles in Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won for fun in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, living up to his 2-5 favoritism and the hype that surrounded him leading into the race.

  • That Handicapping Show: Blue Grass Stakes 2015

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are on location at Keeneland, handicapping the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. The Blue Grass Stakes is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 100 points to the winner. Hear about contenders Carpe Diem, Frammento, and Classy Class. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Prospect Park

    Sise Has Prospect Park Gunning for Dortmund

    Sise, Wygod, and Desormeaux all point to Prospect Park's last four jumpd, where he began advancing quickly on Dortmund to the wire, in the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe, as the main source of their optimism.

  • Carpe Diem arrived at Keeneland on March 31.

    Blue Grass Hopefuls Train at Keeneland

    Carpe Diem, the even-money morning-line favorite in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, arrived at the Lexington oval the evening of March 31 and galloped around the main track April 1.

  • The Truth Or Else, outside and purple silks, in the Southwest Stakes.

    Blinkers On 'Truth Or Else' in Arkansas Derby

    The Truth Or Else will add blinkers for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 11 at Oaklawn Park, trainer Kenny McPeek said after the colt's bullet workout at the Arkansas oval April 1.

  • Lenny's Place: Opening Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • David Lehr

    Churchill Names New Track Superintendent

    Churchill Downs Racetrack announced March 31 that track superintendent David Lehr will retire from that post, effective May 31, and will be succeeded by assistant track superintendent James "Jamie" Richardson.

  • El Kabeir in the Gotham Stakes.
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    Terranovas Seek Derby Success With El Kabeir

    "Since he ran at Churchill, he really started to change... it's amazing how this horse has kept going forward, while braving the brutal winter we had," Tonja Terranova said of Wood Memorial contender El Kabeir.

  • El Kabeir
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    El Kabeir Fires Bullet Work at Belmont

    El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.

  • Bolo winning the Eddie Logan Stakes.

    From Turf to Dirt, Bolo Targets SA Derby

    Knowing she can always take Bolo back to the turf, trainer Carla Gaines tried him on the main track with success. Gaines also has Curlin's Fox making the move from turf to dirt in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).

  • Materiality in the Florida Derby.
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    FL Derby Day Sets Handle Record

    Gulfstream Park had $27,255,863 in all-sources handle March 28, breaking its Florida Derby Day record of $26,820,951 that was set March 29, 2014.

  • Materiality comes home strong to take the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KwQ45Vt">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Materiality Secures Florida Derby

    In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mubtaahij rolls to victory in the UAE Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-9gC4ggZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Mubtaahij Easily Earns Kentucky Derby Spot

    Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • The Big Beast

    The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

    Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab.

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: UAE Derby

    Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club.

  • The One That Got Away

    Cot Campbell relates the story of how he turned down a future champion for $1,200.