Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • Nyquist jogged twice around the main track at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-KLv2Fms">Order This Photo</a>

    Nyquist Hits the Track at Keeneland

    Nyquist, the undefeated champion who is favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), jogged twice around the main track at Keenelanmd Racecourse the morning of April 9.

  • Zulu

    Zulu Tackles Full Blue Grass Field

    With a hefty purse and 170 Kentucky Derby Leaderboard points on the line, the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9 drew a lineup of youngsters whose connections hope a stop at Keeneland paves the way to Churchill.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Blue Grass Stakes

    Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra come to you from Keeneland to preview the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) featuring My Man Sam, Zulu, Star Hill, Cherry Wine, Brody's Cause, and Laoban. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Blue Grass.

  • Nyquist arrives at Keeneland.

    Return to Track Delayed for Nyquist

    Nyquist, who was to have trained April 7 for the first time since winning the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) impressively, has a slightly elevated white blood cell count and will not go to the track until April 8 or April 9.

  • Danzing Candy.

    Making the Grade: Danzing Candy

    This week we take a closer look at Danzing Candy, winner of the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 12 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Matt King Coal

    Rice, Lady Sheila Set Sights on Wood Memorial

    The partnership of Lady Sheila Stable and trainer Linda Rice last year found great success with a mare and a filly, but on April 9 the focus will be on the 3-year-old colt Matt King Coal in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I).

  • Nyquist Doesn't Want Your Respect

    The bay colt Nyquist, who looks like a sleek sports car in a world of SUVs, seems to go best when he's carrying a chip in the only place you'd want a horse to have one -- on his shoulder.

  • Gun Runner at Churchill Downs April 4.

    Gun Runner Gets to Work at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, impressive winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II), put in his first work at Churchill Downs the morning of April 4.

  • 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.