After trainer Chad Brown watched how Practical Joke breezed wearing blinkers April 28 at Churchill Downs, the Eclipse Award-winning trainer is leaning toward equipping the two-time grade 1 winner with a small cup pair for the Kentucky Derby.
Following a strong five-furlong work March 28 at Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., the connections of Classic Empire set the Arksansas Derby (G1) as the next target for last year's champion juvenile male.
Yutaka Take, Japan's most famous jockey, even came in for the work aboard the UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner, but Lani refused to get into gear until after a quarter of what was supposed to be a five-eighths work.
California Chrome on track preparing for handicap race Feb. 25 at Meydan Racecourse. Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club.
California Chrome works at Meydan while pointing to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Dec. 27, 2015 with Victor Espinoza. watch video
Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Dec. 27, 2015 with Victor Espinoza.
Watch California Chrome gallop at Los Alamitos and hear thoughts from trainer Art Sherman. watch video
In what is expected to be his second-last workout before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), American Pharoah completed six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 Oct. 20 at Santa Anita Park.
Breeders' Cup probable Super Majesty works at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's final breeze before the 2015 Belmont Stakes. watch video
Mr. Z galloping after a two furlong blow out for the Kentucky Derby.
Not many people who watched American Pharoah breeze five furlongs this morning could believe it when they were told he had worked five furlongs in :58 2/5. read blog
Trainer George Weaver analyzes April 25 workout by Kentucky Derby contender Tencendur. watch video
Trainer Simon Callaghan comments on Firing Line and his team's excitement on the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Trainer Simon Callaghan comments on Firing Line and his team's excitement on the Kentucky Derby.
California Chrome gets a bath after his March 13, 2015 work at Los Alamitos.
Untapable, last year's 3-year-old filly champion, continued her steady works at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, breezing an easy half-mile in :51 on Feb. 2, while stablemate Tapiture breezed his half in :50 3/5.
Watch California Chrome and hear thoughts from Art Sherman following. watch video
Watch California Chrome work at Los Alamitos February 1, 2015. The video includes behind the scenes footage and comments from trainer Art Sherman. Video courtesy of Los Alamitos Race Course.
Watch horse of the year California Chrome work at Los Alamitos Racecourse. watch video
Watch horse of the year California Chrome work the morning of Jan. 19, 2015 at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Video is courtesy of Los Alamitos Racecourse.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's defection, Shared Belief's final breeze, and the first racetrack visits for international contenders Dank and Toronado after clearing quarantine.
Watch footage of Ride On Curlin breezing at Belmont Park June 1. watch video
Watch footage of Belmont Stakes contender Wicked Strong work June 1. watch video
Claire Novak updates us on the status and works of several horses from this morning. Watch work footage from Ride On Curlin, Commanding Curve, Wicked Strong, Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, and Princess of Sylmar. watch video
Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about the June 1 works of Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, Princess of Sylmar, and more at Belmont Park. watch video
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. read blog
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.
Watch part of Paynter's Breeders' Cup work 10/28/2013.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin brings us today's news update on who arrived, what horses were on the track, and comments on Aidan O'Brien's chances of victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Mark Casse discusses a colt bought for $500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearling Sale. watch video
Champion Groupie Doll continued preparations for the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. I) and a Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) defense with a half-mile move over the slop at Churchill Sept. 21.
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victress Mizdirection returned to the Santa Anita Park lawn with a four-furlong breeze Sept. 20, her second since a brief respite and first since going three furlongs on the Del Mar turf.
Jockey John Velazquez talks about how Animal Kingdom has been jogging since arriving in England. This is a part of a series featuring Animal Kingdom.
It didn't take the eagle eye of Bob Baffert long to zero in on Orb, who has flourished since arriving at Churchill Downs. read blog
Hall of Fame trainer on the works of Kentucky Oaks (gr.I) contender Midnight Lucky and potential Kentucky Derby (gr.I) contender Code West, as well as the gallop of Govenor Charlie. watch video
Frac Daddy and Java's War getting bathed following April 27, 2013 works at Churchill Downs. watch video
Ken McPeek talks about Frac Daddy and Java's War at Churchill Downs the morning of April 27. watch video
Steve Haskin talks about all of the works today. Times and brief analysis on Normandy Invasion, Mylute, Black Onyx, Palace Malice, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Charming Kitten, Verrazano, and more! watch video
Kelly Breen talks about Black Onyx for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. watch video
Spiral Stakes (gr. III) winner goes :48 3/5 April 27 at Churchill Downs, and Joe Bravo shares his excitement following the work. watch video
Trainer Chad Brown talks about the April 27 work of Normandy Invasion. watch video
Trainer Tom Amoss talks about Mylute's Kentucky Derby workout on 4/21/2013. watch video
Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa's 3-year-old Itsmyluckyday worked a half mile in :48 4/5 the morning of Feb. 23 at Calder Casino & Race Course for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.
During that time of year when champions are gearing up for their new campaigns, a familiar name popped up at Payson Park. Royal Delta is back on the worktab and prepping for a start in the Feb. 17 Sabin (gr. III).
Multiple grade I winner Ron the Greek registered his first published work since a runner-up finish in the Aug. 24 Whitney Invitational, breezing four furlongs in :49.95 on the Oklahoma Training Track Aug. 31.
Grace Hall, one of four grade I winners pointing to the Aug. 18 Alabama (gr. I), had her final serious work prior to the 1 1/4-mile race this morning, breezing four furlongs at Delaware Park in :49.40.
Ron Mitchell asks Kenny McPeek about his Belmont Stakes contenders Atigun and Unstoppable U. watch video
After watching Guyana Star Dweej put in a half-mile work on Belmont Park's main track June 4, owner-trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal confirmed the colt will make his next start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
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