Keyword: training

  • Sunrise at Churchill Downs May 3, 2017 in Louisville, KY.

    Kentucky Derby Week 2017

    Images from the days of training leading up to the 143rd Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

  • Runhappy with Maria Borell following the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Borell Out as Trainer for Runhappy

    A day after Maria Borell won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with Runhappy, the trainer learned she will no longer be conditioning the horse for owner James McIngvale.

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    Beholder Misses Training Due to Fever

    Champion racemare Beholder missed her first day of training for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 20, when she spiked a slight temperature after shipping from California to Kentucky Oct. 19.

  • Peter Miller

    O'Neill, Miller Tie for SA Training Title

    In a neck-and-neck contest that came down to the final race of the meeting, Santa Anita Park's trainer title ended in a dead heat, with Doug O'Neill and Peter Miller tied atop the standings with 22 wins apiece.

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

  • BC 2014: Assistant Trainer Alan Sherman

    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman offers an update on Breeders' Cup Classic contender California Chrome Oct. 27, 2014. Hear why Alan thought "California Chrome trained like a monster today."

  • Midwest/Canada Regional: High Flyer

    Mark Casse has referred to his vast Thoroughbred training business at Woodbine racetrack as a "well-oiled machine" that runs smoothly from the early morning hours to late in the day.

  • Win Willy

    Win Willy Hopes for Better Oaklawn Weather

    A winter storm dumped about five inches of snow on Hot Springs, Ark., and forced the cancellation of training at Oaklawn Park Jan. 10, but improving conditions should produce temperatures in the 40s by opening day Jan. 14.

  • Gary Stevens

    Gary Stevens Starts Training Operation

    Gary Stevens, the Hall of Fame jockey who hung up his tack in 2005 with over 5,000 wins and earnings exceeding $221 million, opened a California-based training operation June 1.

  • F-T Short List: Which Horses Are Hot

    Here is a list of juveniles that buyers and consignors at Calder Race Course were talking about the most one day before the March 3 Fasig Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, with Bryan Beccia aboard, gallops at Pimlico on Thursday.

    Monarchos Keeps Training Regimen

    If it isn't broke, why fix it? Trainer John Ward indicated that Monarchos, who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) off a light work tab, would likely repeat that winning formula in the week leading up to the second jewel of the Triple Crow, the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Show Horse vs. Racehorse

    <i>By Joe Riddell</i> -- Are Thoroughbreds more unsound today than 50, 100, or 150 years ago? Most trainers will agree they are. There are many reasons, but the number one cause for this unsoundness is the way we are raising our young Thoroughbred athlete.

  • Locals Hope to Purchase Camden Training Center

    A group of Camden, S.C., residents have secured pledges worth more than $1 million in the hope of purchasing the Camden Training Center from William S. Farish, who notified key members of the community last November of his intent to sell the 385-acre facility.

  • Cost Saving Measure

    <i>By Barry Irwin</i> -- Everybody in California -- the tracks, the bettors, the trainers -- is complaining about short fields. The problem is not a lack of horses, but a lack of owners willing to pay the bills to train the horses.