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  • Florida Derby winner Barbaro.

    3-Year-Olds Affirm Their Quality as Derby Approaches

    Like any kind of crop, a 3-year-old crop requires time to grow before it can be determined whether it is weak or strong. In racing, people have a tendency to denounce a 3-year-old crop in its infantile stages, and then praise it when it suddenly bears fruit right before the Kentucky Derby.

  • Lawyer for Sale?

    Deal Pending on Lawyer Ron; Possible Buyer Not Disclosed

    A deal on the sale of all or part of Lawyer Ron, the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner who is among the favorites for Saturday's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is being negotiated with an undisclosed party, according to the colt's namesake, Ron Bamberger.

  • Sweetnorthenrsaint gets in good  Saturday morning work.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: A Work Festival

    It took a week, but we finally have works...and works...and works. In what has to be a one-day record, a dozen Derby horses were on the work tab on a mild, drizzly Saturday morning, and we had a little bit of everything, from Lawyer Ron's sizzling five-furlong drill to a mixed bag of six-furlong works.

  • Lawyer works Saturday morning! Kentucky Derby hopeful Lawyer Ron, that is - one of nine who dodged the raindrops at Churchill Downs.

    Working Out: Busy Morning at Churchill Downs

    With one week to go before the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), 13 candidates for the 1 1/4-mile classic were on the track at Churchill Downs Saturday morning, going through their final workouts before the rain that was forecast for later in the day in Louisville, Ky.

  • Kentucky Derby favorite Brother Derek arrives at Churchill Downs.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Hello, Brother

    The Kentucky Derby favorite has arrived in all his glory. At around 11:30 Thursday morning, Brother Derek stepped off the Tex Sutton chartered plane and onto a one-horse van, which delivered him safe and sound to his new home at Churchill Downs.

  • Sharp Humor, whom trainer Dale Romans says will attempt to take the early lead in the Kentucky Derby.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Romans Issues Warning

    Sinister Minister or no Sinister Minister, Sharp Humor is the one they'll have to catch on May 6, says the colt's trainer Dale Romans. And any horse who dares look Romans' gladiator in the eye early in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will pay the price.

  • Lawyer Ron trainer Bob Holthus

    For Derby Trainers, Wait Is Almost Over

    Three first-time Kentucky Derby trainers joined veteran conditioner Bob Holthus on a national teleconference April 25 to discuss final preparations for their horses heading into the Derby.

  • Lawyer Ron Gallops at Churchill Downs

    Trainer Bob Holthus is back in Louisville following another successful meet at his winter base at Oaklawn Park, but there's a difference this year for the 53-year training veteran.

  • Haskin on First Samurai: "... an immensely talented colt who is just now ready to define who he really is."

    Haskin's Weekend Preview: Two Stakes Not All About the Favorites

    Put up or shut up; now or never; do or die. You get the picture. With the running of Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II), we finally will have a good idea who will be in the starting lineup for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Brother Derek's Santa Anita romp earns favor in future pool.

    Brother Derek Final Derby Pool Favorite at 5-1

    Cecil Peacock's Brother Derek, who dominated Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) for his fourth straight stakes victory, stood as the favorite when betting drew to a close on Sunday in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Lawyer Ron, 'Cat Top Derby Wager at Midway

    Unbeaten Discreet Cat, winner of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Dubai's Nad Al Sheba, and Lawyer Ron, the likely favorite in next week's Arkansas Derby (gr. II), stood as co-favorites at the midway point of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Discreet Cat Surprise Early Leader in KDFW

    Godolphin's unbeaten Discreet Cat, a dazzling winner of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Dubai's Nad Al Sheba last month, stood as a surprising favorite following the opening day of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Haskin: Lawyer Ron "by far the star of the day" with Rebel Stakes win.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Rebel Rouser

    This year's road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has only a few more doors left to pass through. But the scene so far at each one has resembled a slapstick comedy routine where everyone tries to go through a door at the same time, and no one gets through.

  • Lawyer Ron advances Derby argument with decisive Rebel win.

    Rebel an Open, Shut Case for Lawyer Ron

    The doubters are thinning out as the seasoned Triple Crown contender Lawyer Ron turned in an impressive victory in Saturday's $300,000 Rebel (gr. III) for 3-year-olds before 32,983 at Oaklawn Park, recording his fifth consecutive win.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen schools Rebel entry Private Vow in the indoor paddock at Oaklawn Park.

    Haskin's Weekend Preview: It's Crunch Time!

    Never before have three grade III stakes and a grade II stakes come together on one afternoon to showcase so many major players on the Triple Crown trail. With the grade III Rebel, Gotham, and Tampa Bay Derby and grade II San Felipe drawing so many serious Derby horses, this surely will be a make or break weekend.

  • Lawyer Ron works at Oaklawn earlier in the week.

    Lawyer Ron Can Extend Win Streak in Rebel

    Lawyer Ron looks to run his winning streak to five as the likely choice in a 10-horse field for the Rebel Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Private Vow, who won four of six races last year, makes his long-awaited 3-year-old debut.

  • Field Stands Alone as New Derby Pool Opens

    Racing fans made "all others" the favorite on the opening day of the second pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but had trouble deciding on which of the individual horses deserved backing.

  • Lawyer Ron continued on the road to the Kentucky Derby with a victory in the Southwest Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Lawyer Ron Makes His Case

    Lawyer Ron took another step forward with his victory in Saturday's Southwest Stakes, extending his winning streak to four. But he still left a major question unanswered. Despite the lack of stakes action last week, there were several horses around the country who stepped up and made people take notice.

  • Lawyer Ron withstands stretch challenge of Steppenwolfer to make it four in a row with Southwest win.

    Lawyer Ron Rules Pace in Southwest Victory

    Prohibitive favorite Lawyer Ron overcame some early eagerness to record a gate-to-wire win in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park for his fourth straight victory Saturday.

  • Risen Star Stakes winner Lawyer Ron faces next trial in Southwest Stakes.

    Haskin's Weekend Preview: Lawyer Ron Faces Next Trial in Southwest

    There will be a good deal of emotion surrounding Saturday's $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, as Lawyer Ron tries to extend his impressive three-race winning streak following the death his owner, James T. Hines Jr., who died in a swimming pool accident at his home earlier in the week.

  • Downey Profile Analysis: Will Lawyer Ron School the Southwest Field?

    This year's top 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park are Lawyer Ron and Music School. Lawyer Ron is the Downey Profile pick to win Saturday's Southwest Stakes, but another important issue is whether Music School will show improvement in his second outing this year, and if so, how much.

  • James T. Hines Jr., Owner of Lawyer Ron, Dead

    James T. Hines Jr., who was looking forward to the spring classics with his homebred colt Lawyer Ron, was found dead Feb. 21 in the indoor swimming pool at his home near Owensboro, Ky.

  • Southwest Stakes Rescheduled

    Oaklawn Park, which canceled its Saturday program due to a frozen racetrack, also canceled its Sunday and Monday cards when overnight temperatures dropped down to 18 degrees.

  • Bluegrass Cat, tops field for the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Steve Haskin's Weekend Preview: Davis Cup Runneth Over

    What has happened to the Sam F. Davis Stakes? Saturday's race has drawn a field that in the past would have been considered a super field for the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), for which the Davis has been an obscure prep. Perhaps the presence of so many accomplished horses can be attributed to Gulfstream Park's configuration.

  • Lawyer Ron, impressive in Risen Star victory.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Stevie Defeat No Big Deal

    Before we get to this week's races, any trainers out there happen to catch the Colts' surprising loss to the Steelers? Did the Colts look rusty, out of sync, a bit soft, not battle tough? Remember how they basically phoned it in the last few games, resting their stars? Well, it's possible that's what can happen when horses are rested too long before the Kentucky Derby.

  • Lawyer Ron, with John McKee up, wins the Risen Star on Stakes Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

    Risen Star an Open, Shut Case for Lawyer Ron

    James T. Hines Jr.'s homebred Lawyer Ron had the final word in Saturday's $268,000 Risen Star (gr. III) for 3-year-olds, romping to victory over six foes at the Fair Grounds meeting at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • Brother Derek, winning the Hollywood Futurity, seeks San Rafael.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Trail Stakes Preview: Winter Wonder

    It's not often we get to see the probable 2-year-old champ and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) running in January. But not only is Stevie Wonderboy making his 3-year-old debut in Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II), he'll be facing another leading juvenile and major Derby contender in Brother Derek.

  • Risen Star winner Ecton Park sired Silverbulletday favorite French Park.

    3-Year-Olds Take Stage at Fair Grounds Meet

    The lone chance for 3-year-olds on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks trail to make a name at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs comes on Saturday.

  • Lawyer Ron Makes Case in Diamond Jo Stakes

    Lawyer Ron, stamping himself as one of the top 2-year-olds in the south, led all the way under jockey John McKee en route to an 8 ½ length victory in the $100,000 Peninsula Gaming's Diamond Jo Stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday.