Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • 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.

  • Money to 'Bern' in Derby Future Wager

    What makes these two Bernardinis (Zulu and Shagaf) so special and why would anyone gamble on a pair of horses who are unproven in stakes company and basically bucking history, with so few races?

  • 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.

  • Jet Black Magic won the Delta Downs Princess on November 21.

    Fields Line Up for LeComte, Silverbulletday

    With next Saturday's card drawn Jan. 8, an overflow field was entered for the mile and 70-yard LeComte, while the Silverbulletday drew eight led by Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) winner Jet Black Magic.