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  • Protonico fights off Noble Bird to win the Alysheba Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KDDNgWv">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Surges in Alysheba Battle

    A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.

  • Seek Again will make his first start of the year in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

    Seek Again to Try Again in Turf Classic

    Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again, who just missed winning last year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, will try again in his first start of the year in $500,000 turf stakes May 2 at the Kentucky track.

  • Lord Nelson

    Lord Nelson, Competitive Edge in Pat Day Mile

    Trainer Bob Baffert's rich 3-year-old bench players Lord Nelson and Gimme Da Lute top a solid field of eight entered in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (at Churchill Downs May 2 that also drew grade I winner Competitive Edge.

  • Judy the Beauty

    Judy the Beauty Set for Season Debut

    Trainer Wesley Ward pulled no punches with the season debut of champion Judy the Beauty, entering her in top-level company on the biggest day of the North American racing year in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ky Derby Pace Scenario a Pressing Question

    Looking at the recent past performances of the 20 horses likely to start in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), more than half the field would like to be racing a length or two off the lead.

  • Materiality

    Alto Aims High With Materiality

    Ed Harrell and Gil Moutray formed Alto Racing to participate at racing's highest level, and they have accomplished that dream with Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Materiality.

  • Laurie Wolf

    StarLadies On Oaks Trail With Eskenformoney

    StarLadies Racing, headed by Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, have Eskenformoney for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from their first band of runners. The Eskendereya filly was a $225,000 yearling buy in 2013.

  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.

  • Madefromlucky

    Madefromlucky Officially Out of KY Derby

    Todd Pletcher said April 24 that Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky officially had been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Materiality (inside) and Itsaknockout went four furlongs in :48 flat, with splits of :12, :23 3/5, and :35 3/5.

    Derby 'Todd Squad' Breezes at Churchill

    Florida Derby winner Materiality breezed four furlongs in company with Fountain of Youth winner Itsaknockout in :48 flat. Stanford went four furlongs in :48 3/5 in company with Madefromlucky, who got the distance in :48 2/5.

  • Angela Renee

    Oaks Runners Kick off Pletcher's Breeze Day

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders Angela Renee and Eskenformoney got in their final works April 24; trainer Todd Pletcher moved the works of multiple Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls up a day due to pending rain.

  • Bold Conquest

    Derby Trainers Keeping Eye on Weather

    Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.

  • Carpe Diem working at Keeneland on April 18.

    Carpe Diem Works for Jet-Setting Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem.

  • Angela Renee (inside) worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 at Keeneland April 16.

    Oaks Hopeful Angela Renee Drills at Kee

    Siena Farms' Angela Renee (by Bernardini) worked a half-mile in company in :47 3/5 April 16 at Keeneland. The grade I winner may make her next start in the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Protonico winning the Ben Ali Stakes.
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    Protonico Bounces Back with Ben Ali Score

    After being eased during his seasonal debut in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, Protonico bounced back with an easy victory in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 11 at Keeneland.

  • Protonico will carry top weight of 120 pounds in the Ben Ali.

    Protonico Carries High Weight in Ben Ali

    Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Bluegrass Stakes Race Sequence

    2015 Bluegrass Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Bluegrass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Carpe Diem following his Blue Grass Stakes win.
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    Carpe Diem Bounces Out of Blue Grass Win

    WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Carpe Diem came out of his three-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) "great", trainer Todd Pletcher said April 5.

  • Carpe Diem takes the Blue Grass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-j9GjdGx">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Rumbles in Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won for fun in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, living up to his 2-5 favoritism and the hype that surrounded him leading into the race.

  • Sarah Sis

    Consistent Sarah Sis Set for Fantasy Stakes

    After winning the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) starting from the outside post in a field of eight, Sarah Sis will look for a similar outcome from the inside post in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 4.

  • Carpe Diem arrived at Keeneland on March 31.

    Blue Grass Hopefuls Train at Keeneland

    Carpe Diem, the even-money morning-line favorite in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, arrived at the Lexington oval the evening of March 31 and galloped around the main track April 1.

  • 2015 Florida Derby Race Sequence

    Relive Materiality's victory in the 2015 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Back at Keeneland for Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) by 6 1/4 lengths during the fall meet in his graded debut and returns to Lexington after winning the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in his first start of 2015.

  • Materiality comes home strong to take the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KwQ45Vt">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Materiality Secures Florida Derby

    In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • The Big Beast

    The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

    Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab.