Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Mark Casse in the winner's circle with Whatawonderflworld after the OBS Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-9jqjvvF">Order This Photo</a>

    Casse Cues Up Sam F. Davis Wildcard

    Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Gift Horse on the Derby Trail

    Success in the purchasing of horses is often attributed to seeing what others don't see; in other words, looking past physical issues or deficiencies that turn other buyers off.

  • Sunny Ridge wins the Withers Stakes (gr. III).

    Making the Grade: Sunny Ridge

    This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • A Derby Road Less Traveled

    With 3-year-olds running basically two or three times tops prior to the Derby, there is little or no room for races that offer zero points.

  • Unbeaten champion Nyquist heads the list of Triple Crown nominees.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Sentient-Jet-Breeders-Cup-Juve/i-nGrfWc4">Order This Photo</a>

    Zayat, Baffert Top 368 Early Crown Noms

    Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.

  • Mohaymen will make his sophomore debut in the Holy Bull Stakes.
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    Mohaymen Set for 2016 Debut in Holy Bull

    Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.

  • Vorticity won the 2016 Marylander Stakes at Laurel Park.

    Vorticity Could Be Schera's Next Star

    For Matt Schera, whose multiple graded stakes winner Race Day entered stud this year, Vorticity could be a star on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Golden Horn won the 2015  Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc Named 'World's Best Horse Race'

    The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) has been deemed the inaugural winner of the Longines World's Best Horse Race by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the IFHA announced Jan. 19.

  • Greenpointcrusader - Breeders' Cup 2015

    Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - January 19, 2016

    It's Here, the long awaited return of Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen! Steve held American Pharoah as the top horse last year, can he repeat his success in 2016? See next week's Blood-Horse magazine for more analysis.

  • Spectacular Bid's Brilliance Remembered

    "Of the horses I'm familiar with," trainer "Buddy" Delp said in a 2001 interview with the Los Angeles Times, "only Citation and Secretariat would have run with the Bid."

  • The American Pharoah Story

    American Pharoah galloped straight into the hearts of racing fans with his hard-fought triumph in the Kentucky Derby and a follow-up romp in the Preakness, but there was nothing like the roar of the crowd after the Belmont.

  • American Pharoah running in the Belmont Stakes.
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    The Figs: American Pharoah's Triple Crown

    A by-the-numbers look at Zayat Stables' American Pharoah's Triple Crown run in which he became the 12th Triple Crown winner completing a sweep of the classics with his June 6 victory in the Belmont Stakes.

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    Mohaymen Sharp in Half-Mile Work

    The undefeated Tapit colt went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows as he continues to prepare for his season debut Jan. 30 in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • California Chrome<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-140/i-C3btprT">Order This Photo</a>

    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.

  • Itsaknockout returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SbJB7Wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsaknockout Returns a Winner at Gulfstream

    Starlight Racing's Itsaknockout, who hadn't raced since his ninth-place finish in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned a winner in an allowance/optional claiming event Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Jerome Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) and also take a look at the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III). Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Jerome.

  • Haskin: Say Goodbye to Louisville

    Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby.

  • California Chrome Works Dec. 27, 2015

    Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Dec. 27, 2015 with Victor Espinoza.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah's Crown Top Sports Story

    American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.

  • Kelso, with Bill Hartack in the saddle after winning the Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 3, 1960. Photo by Jim Raftery/Turfotos

    Bill Hartack: A Kentucky Derby Master

    Standing together in the annals of Derby history are the two jockeys who have won five editions of the Derby each: Eddie Arcaro and the legendary Bill Hartack.

  • Bob Baffert accepts the Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

    Big Sport of Turfdom Award to 'Pharoah Team

    Trainer Bob Baffert accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award on behalf of the American Pharoah team Tuesday, Dec. 8 during a lunch presentation at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Smarty Jones settling in at Calumet Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Smarty-Jones/i-Ft2kj89/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Smarty Jones Settles in at Calumet

    On a brisk fall morning at Calumet Farm, dual classic winner Smarty Jones stood alertly in his paddock. The 14-year-old son of Elusive Quality is settling in well at the Lexington landmark.

  • Mohaymen rallies to remain unbeaten in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jvNJ9rc">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Mohaymen Easily Takes Remsen

    Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen stayed unbeaten and added a second straight graded stakes win to his record Nov. 28 when drawing away to a clear win in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones to Stand at Calumet Farm

    Smarty Jones, whose 2004 Triple Crown bid and affable connections earned him legions of fans, is returning to Central Kentucky from Pennsylvania to take up stallion duties at Calumet Farm. His fee for 2016 will be $7,500.