Keyword: Shug McGaughey

  • Shug McGaughey Morning After the Preakness

    Hall of fame trainer Shug McGaughey shares his thoughts on Orb's fourth-place finish in the May 18 Preakness (gr.I) on the morning of May 19, and speaks of plans for the future including a potential Bemont Stakes (gr.I) run.

  • Orb at Pimlico on May 16<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2515904068&k=94HSB5W">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness Preview: Orb is Everyone's Target

    Can the Kentucky Derby winner hold off eight challengers -- including five wheeling back from that race two weeks ago -- in the May 18 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico? Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey thinks so.

  • Shug McGaughey at Pimlico.

    'All Systems Go' for Orb, McGaughey Says

    Orb, the expected heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogged and then galloped the morning of May 16 at Pimlico Race Course to give trainer Shug McGaughey every reason to be positive about the colt's chances.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the rail in the Preakness.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2514659564&k=khdnmSw">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Draws Rail in Preakness Stakes

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 1 and was made the favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Orb settles in at Pimlico.

    Orb Comfortable at Classic Distances

    Classice distances can be demanding on a 3-year-old. Shug McGaughey understands the rigors of a 1 1/4-mile race on a young horse, and has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Derby victory May 4.

  • Will Take Charge arrives at Pimlico. He is one of three Preakness hopefuls for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

    Lukas' Preakness Trio Arrives at Pimlico

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas plans a three-horse attack on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Orb in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). His trio of Oxbow, Titletown Five, and Will Take Charge arrive at Pimlico May 14.

  • Orb worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13.

    Orb Works Sharp Half-Mile for Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb turned in a quick half-mile work in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13 and was scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course later in the morning.

  • Orb arrives at Pimlico 5/13/2013.

    Preakness: Orb Is In the House

    Orb, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made his way to Baltimore May 13 after a morning workout at Belmont Park, and is bedded down in Stall 40 at Pimlico, the traditional home of the Derby winner.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Doing Well; Itsmyluckyday to Work

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson May 10 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 at Pimlico.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Returns to Training at Belmont Park

    On a rainy May 8 morning at Belmont Park, Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his victory in the Kentucky Derby. The Malibu Moon colt jogged a mile in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.

  • Orb, Joel, Medina, and Shug in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.
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    Derby Winner Orb Exits Well, New York Bound

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb will van to Shug McGaughey's New York base May 5 and train there until the week before the May 18 Preakness, the Hall of Fame trainer said. The colt exited his May 4 Derby victory well.

  • Orb leads the way to victory in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493218528&k=wLFcdHX">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

  • Orb.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2490067537&k=T3rDLkF">Order This Photo</a>

    Kentucky Derby Preview: All About Orb

    Florida Derby winner Orb has Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey excited about the May 4 Kentucky Derby--more excited, said McGaughey, than he's ever been. But 19 other 3-year-olds also have their sights on the Derby.

  • Orb with some of his connections, including trainer Shug McGaughey and Daisy Phipps.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2489650681&k=qGgvc4S">Order This Photo</a

    Tradition is Strong Behind Orb

    Orb carries seven generations of equine blood cultivated by the families of Stuart Janney III and Ogden Mills Phipps, and a long association of those families with trainer Shug McGaughey.

  • Frac Daddy is one of six Kentucky Derby starters who debuted without race-day Salix.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2488856731&k=RrZkVtb">Order This Photo</a

    Six Derby Horses Made Salix-Free Debuts

    A half-dozen horses entered in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) field made their initial starts without race-day Salix, but for the 1 1/4-mile classic all six will receive the diuretic.

  • Marketing is the 5-2 morning line favorite for her 2013 debut in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.

    Marketing Mix Returns in Distaff Turf Mile

    Marketing Mix was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for her 2013 debut, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (presented by Longines) (gr. IIT) on the Derby Day undercard. Hungry Island, last year's winner, returns.

  • Miner's Mark, 23, Euthanized

    Miner's Mark, a grade I winner and the first foal out of the legendary Personal Ensign, was euthanized April 30 at Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia. The son of Mr. Prospector was 23.

  • KY Derby 2013: Shug McGaughey on Orb's Post

    Trainer Shug McGaughey talks about 7-2 Kentucky Derby (gr.I) favorite Orb's post-position draw, and also about the colt's behavior when a horse flipped on May 1 as he was schooling in the paddock at Churchill Downs.

  • KY Derby 2013: Shug McGaughey on Post 16 for Orb

    Trainer Shug McGaughey talks about 7-2 Kentucky Derby. (gr.I) favorite Orb's post-position draw, and also about the colt's behavior when a horse flipped on May 1 as he was schooling in the paddock at Churchill Downs.

  • Orb, 16; Verrazano, 14, Draw Well in Derby

    Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after drawing post 16 May 1 at Churchill Downs. Verrazano will break from post 14 and is the 4-1 second choice.

  • Tokyo Time (right) finished 2nd in the Herecomesthebride Stakes March 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389746860&k=XgFF6xN">Order This Photo</a>

    Tokyo Time Could Arrive in Edgewood

    After just missing her first career stakes victory March 2 in the Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Tokyo Time will try to reach that milestone May 3 in the $150,000 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

  • Orb<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2478554004&k=FP4dds9">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Heads NTRA Pre-Derby Poll

    Orb, winner of the Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I), heads the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll that came out April 29 in advance of the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Wise Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455124905&k=cCh8Qcg">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan to Run in Woodford Reserve

    A face-off between 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan and multiple grade I-winning turf star Point of Entry is on for the Woodford Reserve (gr. IT) on Derby Day, trainer Charlie LoPresti confirmed April 29.

  • Pool Play tries for a graded stakes victory on turf in the Elkhorn Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Pool Play Targets Elkhorn

    Pool Play will try to add a graded stakes victory on turf to a career resume that includes graded stakes scores on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) April 25 at Keeneland.

  • Trainer Rudy Rodriguez gallops Vyjack at Churchill Downs on April 23.

    Trainer Rodriguez Guides Vyjack at Churchill

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez put his skills as a former rider to use on Tuesday, April 23, riding grade II winner Vyjack on the Churchill Downs main track in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).