Racing News

Gulfstream allowance stars Homeboykris, Radiohead

Champagne S. (G1) hero HOMEBOYKRIS (Roman Ruler) will face six rivals on Saturday in the 3RD race at Gulfstream Park. The Richard Dutrow trainee will be making his second start of the year in the one-mile allowance following a fifth in the Holy Bull S. (G3) on January 23. Homeboykris dueled on the front end of the eight-furlong Holy Bull, but gave way in the stretch run to be fifth of nine on that day.

Julien Leparoux will take over riding duties aboard the bay gelding from Edgar Prado, who has picked up the mount on fellow Dutrow charge RADIOHEAD (GB) (Johannesburg). The chestnut sophomore captured the Norfolk S. (Eng-G2) and placed in the Middle Park S. (Eng-G1) and Nunthorpe S. (Eng-G1), the latter against older horses, last season under the tutelage of Brian Meehan. He made his final start for that conditioner a seventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).

Radiohead has received an invitation to compete on the March 27 Dubai World Cup card, but Dutrow has been noncommittal about his participation.

Also entered in Saturday's race is GENERAL MAXIMUS (Freud), who is undefeated from two career starts. After breaking his maiden by four lengths at Belmont Park last July, the Joseph Imperio runner wasn't seen in competition again until reappearing at Gulfstream to take an allowance by 1 3/4 lengths. Javier Castellano, in the saddle for the January 30 allowance score, will take up the reins once again.

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

Updates Powered by

Visit for expert handicapping, picks and analysis Derby Week and all year long

Derby Stories

Lindsay & Els Chicago, IL

First time at the Oaks so that's why we have these crazy hats on, shaped like cheese hats and painted pink in honor of Bright Pink, which is a great charity.
Paula's picking California Chrome

Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

Kentucky Derby 140 Intro

Around the Downs - The Stables

The Race

54 Photos


California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.