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  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

  • Kentucky Derby by the Speed Numbers

    In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.

  • Churchill Increases Oaks, Derby Pick 6 Pools

    Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com announced an increase in the guaranteed Pick 6 pools on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card May 3 and the following day's card that features the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)

  • Trainer Bob Baffert

    Trainer Baffert to Sit Out Kentucky Derby 139

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert said April 29 he will not have a starter in this year's classic, noting that none of the contenders he had early in the season would be competitive in the race.

  • Doug O'Neill at Churchill Downs.

    O'Neill Returns in Search of Another Derby

    With last year's Kentucky Derby victory of I'll Have Another still fresh in their minds, members of Team O'Neill were back at Churchill Downs the morning of April 28 in search of a repeat performance with Goldencents.

  • Revolutionary works towards the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs 4/27/2013.
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    Busy April 27 Work Tab at Churchill Downs

    With the Louisville, Ky., weather forecast calling for rain later in the day and on Sunday, the April 27 work tab at Churchill Downs was crowded with prospects for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Winning Cause

    Pletcher: No Quick Decision on Winning Cause

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said a decision on whether to point Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be made after the colt breezes April 28.

  • Mylute
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    Mylute Zips Over Churchill Downs Surface

    Gold Mark Farm's Mylute showed his affinity for the Churchill Downs surface the morning of April 21, zipping a half-mile in :47 4/5, second fastest time of the day among 81 horses at that distance.

  • Revolutionary
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    Pletcher Contenders on Track at Churchill

    Two of trainer Todd Pletcher's top contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) continued to progress toward the May 4 classic with solid workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 21.

  • First Time by in Kentucky Derby 138.

    Kentucky Derby, Oaks Fields Taking Shape

    The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.

  • Itsmyluckyday breezed a mile in 1:43 1/5 April 18 at Calder.

    Itsmyluckyday Breezes a Mile at Calder

    Itsmyluckyday breezed a mile in 1:43 1/5 April 18 at Calder Casino & Race Course in his next to last work before shipping to Kentucky for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Coolmore Lexington, Illinois Derby Selections

    The major Kentucky Derby by Yum! Brands preps are finished, but there's still some good 3-year-old racing out there. Let's take a look at the Grade III Coolmore Lexington Stakes and the Grade III Illinois Derby.

  • Derby Points: Moderate Bump in Prep Runners

    We take a look back at the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail to determine whether the new points system attracted more horses to the prep races for the first Saturday in May.

  • Verrazano
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    Verrazano Gallops, Others Settle In

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands contender Verrazano galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 15 as trainer Todd Pletcher outlined the training regimen for the colt and his other probable Derby starters.

  • Derby Field Could Dip Well Past Current 20

    The Kentucky Derby field is close to being set, but more things can and will happen before entries close on May 1. We could see horses now ranked well into the 20's pop up in the field.

  • Falling Sky

    Java's War, Falling Sky in Derby Prep Works

    Java's War, a contender for the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), and Falling Sky, headed for the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), posted bullet moves April 7 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps.

  • Wood Memorial: V Is for Victory

    Verrazano could lose the grade I Wood Memorial, and so could Vyjack, but it would be a first for either one of them.

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    Lines of Battle Earns Ticket to KY Derby

    Lines of Battle held off a tenacious Elleval to win the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 30, earning 100 points toward a probable start in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Orb Looks Best in Florida Derby

    Orb doesn't have to win the Florida Derby to go on to the Kentucky Derby -- he just needs to run the right kind of race. Still, there's a good argument that he will win the race.

  • Derby Trail: Where They're Going Next

    We're in full tilt mode now, with Kentucky Derby prep races going nine furlongs. Let's see where the contenders are going next during this exciting phase of the Kentucky Derby Trail.

  • HRRN to Broadcast, Stream Trainers' Dinner

    Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live radio and Internet streaming coverage of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner.

  • Derby Trail: Where They're Going Next

    We are now officially barreling down the road to the Kentucky Derby, and the Road to the Roses contest is coming up soon. So here's a survey of over 80 horses and where they're going next on the Derby Trail.

  • Verrazano: A Bridge to the Kentucky Derby

    The road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle has run through Tampa twice since 2007. On Saturday in his first run in graded company, Verrazano will follow the path of Street Sense and Super Saver and see where it leads.

  • Pulling for Overanalyze in the Gotham

    It's hard to believe that we're already so far down the Kentucky Derby Trail that the final prep for the Grade I Wood Memorial is on Saturday.

  • Oxbow in the LeComte Stakes.

    Risen Star a Popular Race; 15 Entered

    With a $400,000 purse and some major points along the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds has attracted an overflow field of 15 3-year-olds headed by grade III winners Oxbow and Circle Unbroken.

  • Southwest Distance Could Help Always in a Tiz

    The Southwest states will be run at 1 1/16 mile for the first time in its 33 year history, so we're not looking for a horse that can take advantage of the "short stretch mile" at Oaklawn Park.