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  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 29, 2014

    Claire Novak reports on three new Kentucky Derby contenders who have arrived for the big dance. Mike Maker and Joel Rosario comment on General a Rod, watch California Chrome jog on the track and Tom Proctor enters Please Explain in the Kentucky Oaks.

  • General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-5KtKGDd">Order This Photo</a>

    General a Rod 'More Typical Self' in Workout

    One day after being purchased by new connections, General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29, showing marked improvement over his work at the track last week as the Kentucky Derby draws closer.

  • Kentucky Derby: Mike Maker and General a Rod

    Trainer Mike Maker discusses the April 29 workout by General a Rod and how other Derby horses are doing. Mike mentions how General a Rod handles an off track.

  • Harry's Holiday breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-dsFTdPp">Order This Photo</a>

    Vicar's in Trouble, Harry's Holiday Breeze

    On Saturday, April 26, trainer Mike Maker wrapped up serious work for two of his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls when Vicar's in Trouble and Harry's Holiday each breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs.

  • Corey Lanerie

    Lanerie Lands First Kentucky Derby Mount

    Moments after Corey Lanerie learned he would ride Harry's Holiday in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 3 at Churchill Downs, surprisingly the first Derby mount for the veteran rider, he called his mother.

  • General a Rod went five furlongs in 1:03 2/5 April 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-2n3547T">Order This Photo</a>

    Slow Five-Furlong Move for General a Rod

    In preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), grade I-placed General a Rod completed a leisurely five-furlong breeze in 1:03 2/5 on April 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Admiral Kitten won the John B. Connally Turf Cup on January 25.

    Kittens Set to Take Flight in Pan American

    In the $200,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/2 miles at Gulfstream Park March 29, Ken and Sarah Ramsey will send out the pair of Admiral Kitten, trained by Mike Maker, and Charming Kitten, trained by Todd Pletcher.

  • Cairo Prince
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    Florida Derby is Crunch Time for Cairo Prince

    Kiaran McLaughlin knew he was taking a risk when he decided to bypass the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth with Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince; now the colt has little margin for error on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Fountain of Youth Stakes

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    Florida Derby Likely to Rematch Top FOY Foes

    Wildcat Red and General a Rod, the one-two finishers in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will likely take their nascent rivalry to the next level in the $1 million Florida Derby.

  • Vicar's In Trouble

    Vicar's in Trouble in Tough for Risen Star

    Vicar's in Trouble, dominant 6 3/4-length hero of the Jan. 18 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, drew a tough outside post in an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22.

  • One for the Roses: General a Rod

    General a Rod defeated Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Wildcat Red by a head in the Gulfstream Park Derby, as they meet again in the Fountain of Youth Stakes.

  • Vicar's In Trouble running in the LeComte Stakes.

    Vicar's in Trouble Breezes for Risen Star

    Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) winner Vicar's in Trouble breezed five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 the morning of Feb. 9 at Fair Grounds in preparation for the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22.

  • Admiral Kitten won the 2014 John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Penn Gaming Series Opens at Sam Houston

    Julien Leparoux, Mike Maker, and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who teamed to win the John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Jan. 25, top the standings in the jockey, trainer, and owner categories for new series.

  • Admiral Kitten wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Surging Admiral Kitten Wins Connally Turf Cup

    Odds-on choice Admiral Kitten surged through the stretch to catch Fredericksburg just in time for a neck victory in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on the night of Jan. 25 at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Vicar's in Trouble (center) takes control as they enter the stretch in the Lecomte.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3029260023&k=RJ5BXmX">Order This Photo</a>

    Lecomte No Problem for Vicar's in Trouble

    After demolishing 10 over-matched Louisiana-breds to close out his 2012 season, Vicar's in Trouble gave open company the same treatment Jan. 18 when he rolled to an easy victory in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III).

  • Parents Honor winning the 2012 Claiming Crown Jewel.
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    Ramseys Ready for Claiming Crown

    The first major event of the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet will take place Dec. 7 with the Claiming Crown, a collection of eight stakes races worth a total of $1 million.

  • Secretariat winner Admiral Kitten goes west for the Hollywood Derby.

    Admiral Kitten Invades for Hollywood Derby

    Graded stakes winners Admiral Kitten and Jack Milton ship in for the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 1, where they will face a solid group of local 3-year-olds on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf.

  • Kitten's Dumplings comes home strong to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828359755&k=D8SP3kf">Order This Photo</a>

    Kitten's Dumplings Quirky Winner of QEII

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Dumplings proved a quirky winner of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over 8-5 favorite Alterite at Keeneland Oct. 12 to pick up her first grade I victory.

  • Dark Cove

    Dark Cove Scratched from St. Leger

    Trainer Mike Maker discovered some filling in the tendon of multiple graded stakes winner Dark Cove, and the morning line second-choice will scratch from the $400,000 American St. Leger Aug. 17 at Arlington Park.

  • Boisterous won the Man o' War Stakes on July 13.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2632899647&k=LJQHPN9">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous Tops Full Field in Sword Dancer

    Boisterous may have won the Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) last time out at Belmont Park, but he isn't scaring away competition from the Aug. 17 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Dark Cove flies home to win the Stars and Stripes.

    Dark Cove Lowers Course Record at Arlington

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's favored Dark Cove rated behind stalking pacesetter Ioya Bigtime and unleashed a late burst of speed in the stretch to capture the July 13 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Dark Cove won the Louisville Handicap by a half-length on May 25.

    Another Distance Turf Test for Dark Cove

    After winning a pair of graded stakes in 1 1/2-mile turf races in Kentucky, Dark Cove will try to make it three straight at the distance when he starts in the Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 13.