Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 29, 2015

    Claire Novak updates us on who galloped at Churchill Downs today, El Kabeir, Rick Violette, Mubtaahij schooling, and Stellar Wind sneaking out early to jog. Hear more from Rick Violette.

  • Ky Derby Pace Scenario a Pressing Question

    Looking at the recent past performances of the 20 horses likely to start in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), more than half the field would like to be racing a length or two off the lead.

  • Tale Of Verve winning a MSW at Keeneland April 23.

    Tale of Verve Among 22 Entered for KY Derby

    The Churchill Downs communications department said April 29 that sources confirmed 22 horses have been entered for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/4 miles.

  • Phil Birsh
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    Birsh Hits the Big Stage With Tencendur

    Phil Birsh likes nothing more than getting off a fast one-liner, often at his own expense, but his good-looking New York-bred Tendencur needs to be taken seriously in the Run for the Roses.

  • 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. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thunder Gulch's 1995 Kentucky Derby win, see where each horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 1

    When my wife, Denise, and I decided to get into the horse racing business as owners, we used the same approach taken when entering a cold swimming pool. First, we stuck in a big toe.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 3

    Before concentrating on what sire I selected for Love the Chase, it's probably best to take a step back and look at the process I used to find him. Again, you have to look at the mare's bloodline first.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 2

    As a breeder, how then do we stack the deck heavy? Female family inbreeding (FFI) offers a statistically significant improvement over other techniques for breeding champions.

  • Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah

    Espinoza Riding High Into Derby

    Fresh off a win in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) aboard California Chrome, Espinoza is back as the rider of American Pharoah, the likely favorite for the 2015 Run for the Roses.

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    El Kabeir Walks Shedrow, Dortmund Gallops

    Dortmund impressed Baffert in his first gallop over the track, as International Star and Mubtaahij also took a spin April 28. El Kabeir stayed in the shedrow but will train April 29 according to trainer John Terranova.

  • Podcast: Steve Haskin's Derby Preview

    Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss the contenders for the Kentucky Derby, including American Pharoah, Dortmund, and International Star, how the draw will impact the field, and who Steve likes.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 28, 2015

    Claire Novak recaps the news of the day, including Carpe Diem, Mubtaahij, and International Star on track, comments from trainer Mike de Kock, and the Oaks post position draw.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Tops NTRA Poll

    American Pharoah, the likely morning-line favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops the NTRA 3-year-old poll that was released April 27.

  • 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