Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Nyquist Arrives at Keeneland

    Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Nyquist arrives at Keeneland April 3 as he continues the trail to the Kentucky Derby.

  • American Dubai worked five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-48DThXL">Order This Photo</a>

    American Dubai Works at Keeneland

    American Dubai put in his final major work April 2 in preparation for the April 9 running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 after the renovation break at Keeneland.

  • Owner J. Paul Reddam.

    Reddam Lives in the Moment With Nyquist

    Owner Reddam is more than willing to play catch-us-if-you-can with Mohaymen now and leave the future to the future. "...There is no guarantee we're going to make the Kentucky Derby," he said.

  • Unbridled.

    Legends: Unbridled's Lasting Impact

    Unbridled was a star as a runner and a sire. While those mattered incredibly to his connections, trainer Nafzger's lingering memories center around the Derby race call he gave owner Mrs. Genter, and Unbridled's gentle nature.

  • Airoforce wins KY Jockey Club Stakes in 2015

    Airoforce Seeks Rebound in Spiral Stakes

    John Oxley's Airoforce, who turned in an uncharacteristically dull effort in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) last time out, seeks to rebound in the $500,000 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Turfway Park.

  • ABR Wired: Derby Dreams

    Follow along with America's Best Racing for a compelling behind-the-scenes look as GMB Racing Manager Greg Bensel experiences the 2016 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Undefeated Nyquist (left) and Mohaymen set for showdown.

    Post Positions Set for Florida Derby Showdown

    Five weeks before they chase the penultimate prize in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the stakes are huge for both star 3-year-olds as they tower over the rest of their Florida Derby competition.

  • Nyquist wins San Vincente Stakes

    Mutual Respect in McLaughlin, O'Neill Camps

    Trainers Kiaran McLaughlin and Doug O'Neill on March 29 offered their views on Mohaymen and Nyquist, both of whom are undefeated, as they prepare for their first matchup in the $1 million Florida Derby April 2.

  • Churchill will host Kentucky Derby May 7

    NY OTBs, CDI Resume Rocky Simulcast Talks

    With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fast approaching, New York's off-track betting corporations and Churchill Downs Inc. have resumed negotiations to end a bitter dispute over simulcast fees.

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Lani takes the UAE Derby over Polar River.

    Lani Headed to KY After UAE Derby Win

    Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.

  • Nyquist

    Classics Preview: 2 Champions and 1 Contender

    We have a unique opportunity to examine both the completely opposite pedigree patterns and remarkably similar biomechanical structures of three leading classics candidates.

  • Smarty Jones

    Legends: Smarty Jones an Unlikely Hero

    The chestnut colt blazed a rare trail for a Pennsylvania-bred, becoming only the second to win the Kentucky Derby, and each victory on the road to the Derby greatly increased his popularity and fan following.

  • Destin wins the 2016 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Making the Grade: Destin

    This week we take a closer look at Destin, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • My Peyton Manning Speech

    In following Peyton Manning's speech, Steve look backs and remembers all the things that he is going to miss about covering the Derby.

  • Sunland Park in New Mexico.

    Quarantine Lifted at Sunland Park

    The outbreak of equine herpesvirus that temporarily closed Sunland Park was pronounced officially over March 9 after all facilities at the New Mexico track were cleared from quarantine.

  • Whatawonderflworld (left) wins OBS Championship

    Whatawonderflworld Entered in Spiral Prep

    Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Winning Colors.

    Legends: Derby Filly Winning Colors

    A daughter of Caro out of All Rainbows, Winning Colors had been purchased as a yearling for $575,000, with leading trainer D. Wayne Lukas buying her on behalf of his client Eugene Klein.

  • That Handicapping Show: Gotham Stakes

    Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase

  • That Handicapping Show: Gotham Stakes

    Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase

  • Sunny Ridge wins the 2016 Withers Stakes.

    Gotham No Sure Derby Path for Sunny Ridge

    The Triple Crown grind goes against Jason Servis' preference for giving his horses ample recovery time, and even though he's running the Withers (gr. III) winner in the Gotham, a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) run is no sure thing.

  • That Handicapping Show: Fountain of Youth

    Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr preview the Fountain of Youth Stakes, which is a Kentucky Derby prep race. Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Fountain of Youth Stakes.

  • Mor Spirit after winning the 2016 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Stevens Calls Audible During Mor Spirit Work

    Gary Stevens said he didn't know grade I winner Mor Spirit was wearing earplugs when he jumped in to work him on the fly Feb. 23. After failing to get a response on the turn, he eased the Bob Baffert trained-runner.