Over the past 25 years, Florida and California have been the predominant routes taken by winners of the Kentucky Derby. See how the top four finishers of all the major prep races have fared since 1989.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Astrology||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Beer Meister||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||
|Behold de Buy||Dwain Eaton||
|Fusa Code||Steven M. Asmussen||
|It's My Party||Steve Margolis||
|Nacho Saint||Kelly J. Breen||
|R Skydiver||Johnnie L. Nall||
|Ruler On Ice||Kelly J. Breen||
|Sinai||Rudy R. Rodriguez||
|Supreme Ruler||Marilyn G. McMullen||
|Twice the Appeal||Jeff Bonde||
Astrology, a grade III-winning son of A.P. Indy, sired his first foal on Thursday, Jan. 9, when a colt was born at Rick Sutherland's farm near Ocala, Fla.
Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., has set fees for its 2014 stallion roster, which features a pair of new grade I winners, Oxbow and Graydar.
On the day before the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), horsemen were primarily trying to make the best of things as steady showers dampened conditions--if not spirits--around New York's Belmont Park.
Two years after winning the Belmont Stakes, George and Lori Hall's Ruler On Ice will again travel the full circuit of the Belmont Park main track oval June 7 when he starts in the 1 1/2-mile Brooklyn Handicap.
Sunland Derby (gr. III) winner Govenor Charlie had a routine first morning at Pimlico Race Course May 16, going to the track shortly after 6 o'clock for some exercise.
A full field of 13, including four graded stakes winners, will clash in the May 18 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.
New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen and jockey 'Jersey' Joe Bravo have Black Onyx ready for a longshot run at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Steve Haskin has some shuffling in his Kentucky Derby Dozen this week. Read to see if Black Onyx or Govenor Charlie make an appearance! watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Fast-developing Govenor Charlie became the latest colt to jump into the Triple Crown fray when the Bob Baffert trainee dominated eight 3-year-old opponents in winning the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 24.
Last Gunfighter overcame a troubled start and came through on the rail to win the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct, while 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice finished fifth.
The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend's final round of 'quarterfinal' preps worth a total of 85 points - the Spiral S. (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III). Watch Video
The 3-1 second choice on the morning line for the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack is 2011 Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice, who won an Aqueduct optional claimer Jan. 30.
Shakin It Up and Govenor Charlie looking for valuable 50 points in 1 1/8-mile test.
Benefiting from a patient ride, Head Heart Hoof took control leaving the turn and held off a tenacious rally by Johannesburg Smile to win the 120th renewal of the Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2.
Classic winner Ruler On Ice created some buzz at Aqueduct on a Wednesday afternoon when the 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner unleashed a powerful stretch run to win an allowance optional claiming race Jan. 30.
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino begins an impressive $16 million live horse racing season Dec. 7 continuing through April 16.
Unbridled's Song, who is just four short of his 100th stakes winner, will stand in 2013 for $60,000.
Astrology, a graded stakes winner at 2 and classic-placed at 3, has been retired from racing to stand at Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky. in 2013.
A sloppy track in 1988 saw Alysheba scratch from the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), paving the way for Waquoit to splash home by 15 lengths. Who in this year's cast has the best off-track form?
The Bill Mott pair of Ron the Greek and Flat Out are the two morning line favorites.
- By Vic Zast
Betting opportunities abound at Saratoga. A man with a rabbit's foot and a hat pin and program can line his pockets by wagering on overlays. read blog
Camelot kept his perfect record intact and notched his third classic of the season when he powered to a two-length victory in the $1,614,500 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh June 30.
Racing Officials at Sunland Park have renamed the Borderland Derby in honor of Mine That Bird, upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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