Racing News

Vale of York forced to miss UAE Derby

  • Vale of York's bout with colic has put his plans on hold. Photo: Benoit Photos.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner VALE OF YORK (Ire) (Invincible Spirit) has been ruled out of Saturday's U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) at Meydan because of a bout with colic, Godolphin announced Sunday.

"Unfortunately Vale of York has suffered from colic and will not be able to run in the U.A.E. Derby at Meydan," Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, revealed on

"We hope that Vale of York makes a full recovery soon, but obviously right now, all future plans are on hold for him."

In his only start since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Vale of York finished fifth to stablemate Mendip (Harlan's Holiday) in the March 4 Al Bastakiya at Meydan.

Vale of York's resume also includes a score in the Stardom S. at Goodwood, a close runner-up effort in the Gran Criterium (Ity-G1) at Milan and a third in the Royal Lodge S. (Eng-G2) at Ascot. His record stands at 7-3-1-1, $1,224,660.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

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

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.