Keyword: Windward Passage

  • Patton's Victory Marches to Fifth Season Win

    Marching from gate to wire, Patton's Victory held off Colorful Tour by a length Wednesday in the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses at Oaklawn Park's "Racing Festival of the South."

  • Local Horses Dominate Oaklawn's Razorback Handicap

    A showdown between four local horses appears likely in Sunday's $100,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The 1 1/16-mile test for 4-year-olds and upward is a prep for the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 5.

  • Robin Zee Wins Prairie Meadows Derby

    William P. Stiritz & Brian F. Zander's Robin Zee, who was fourth in the American Derby (gr. II) at Arlington July 21, won the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Derby Saturday night by four lengths.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Tops Virginia Derby Nominations

    Medaglia d'Oro heads a group of 57 early nominees for the fifth running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby, which will be contested at 1 1/4 miles over Colonial Downs' Secretariat Turf Course on July 13.

  • Wiseman's Ferry Wires Lone Star Derby Field

    Wiseman's Ferry set a fast pace, then safely held off the late charge of California Derby winner Tracemark to win the $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday at Lone Star Park.

  • Danthebluegrassman, now aiming for Saturday's Lone Star Derby.

    Danthebluegrassman Works Toward Lone Star Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman, a surprise entrant in Saturday's Kentucky Derby who was scratched on the morning of the race because of a muscle problem, showed no ill effects from the problem when he worked a half-mile in :50 3/5 at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.

  • Crimson Hero Works Toward Preakness

    Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Crimson Hero breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/2 under exercise rider Jamie Sanders at Churchill Downs on Monday in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.

  • D. Wayne Lukas grazes Proud Citizen at Churchill on April 29, 2002.
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    Proud Citizen's Fast Work Tops Among Derby Horses

    An ecstatic D. Wayne Lukas jumped off his pony and declared, "We are very much in the Derby." Lukas was referring to Lexington Stakes winner Proud Citizen, who had just worked 5 furlongs in a quick :58 4/5 in the pre-dawn darkness of Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby.

  • Expected Arkansas Derby Field Grows, May Shrink Soon

    The number of horses expected for the April 13 Arkansas Derby (gr. II) expanded to 12 Wednesday with the addition of Dial A Hero, It'sallinthechase, Like A Hero, and Guppie's Secret. But Oaklawn Park officials are beginning to fear the connections of Rebel Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Ocean Sound may opt for the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) instead.

  • Asmussen Saddles Four in Split Southwest Stakes

    With his main Kentucky Derby contender Easyfromthegitgo awaiting the Louisiana Derby, trainer Steve Asmussen will unleash the second string Saturday in the one-mile Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, which will be run in two divisions.