• Fashion Plate, Ria Antonia square off in Santa Anita Oaks

    Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks will see one filly trying to validate her past Grade 1 triumph and another looking for a return to the form that saw her win last November's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. The race is also the ticket for one filly to earn a guaranteed berth in the Kentucky Oaks starting gate as part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series, offering up 100 points to the winner.

  • Competitive field of 13 set for Ashland

    A baker's dozen of sophomore fillies has been entered to go 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland's Polytrack on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ashland. The race is part of Churchill Downs' Road to the Kentucky Oaks series, and will award points to the top four on a 100-40-20-10 scale toward a starting berth in the May 2 Oaks.

  • Fantasy draws Honeybee top four, Stopchargingmaria

    Sugar Shock, Euphrosyne, Please Explain and Kiss Moon crossed the wire in that order on March 8 in Oaklawn Park's Honeybee, and on Saturday the quartet will line back up against one another in the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy going 1 1/16 miles. The race is worth 100 points to the winner as part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series.

  • Social Inclusion arrives at Aqueduct; Kristo due in Tuesday

    Unbeaten Social Inclusion arrived at Aqueduct at approximately 3 a.m. (EDT) on Monday after departing Gulfstream Park by van on Sunday, according to a tweet from owner Ron Sanchez.

  • Tonalist knocked out of Wood by lung infection

    Promising three-year-old Tonalist will miss Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct after coming down with a lung infection, the Christophe Clement stable confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

  • Full field projected for Blue Grass

    A full gate of 14 runners is looking like a strong possibility for the 90th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Blue Grass on April 12, the centerpiece of the 15-day Keeneland Spring Meet that opens Friday.

  • Ring Weekend, Cleburne entered in Calder Derby

    Saturday's $250,000 Calder Derby is not a points-scoring race on the road to the Kentucky Derby, but the 1 1/8-mile test has attracted a pair of notable entrants in Ring Weekend and Cleburne.

  • O'Neill to Sherman: Enjoy the Derby ride

    It's been nearly 60 years since Art Sherman had a horseman's interest in the Kentucky Derby. He was 18 in 1955 when he accompanied the great Swaps and his trainer Mesh Tenney to Churchill Downs to prepare the colt for his victory in the Run for the Roses 59 years ago.

  • Honeybee runners work for Fantasy

    Sugar Shock, who was disqualified from first and placed second in the Honeybee, moved one step closer to possible redemption in the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy on April 5 by breezing five furlongs over Oaklawn Park's fast dirt Sunday in 1:02 1/5 under regular rider Channing Hill.

  • Florida Derby top three doing well, headed for rematch in Kentucky

    Constitution emerged from his gutsy victory in Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in good order, trainer Todd Pletcher reported.

    "He came out of (the Florida Derby) really well. He returned home to Palm Meadows this morning and seemed to be in good shape," Pletcher said Sunday afternoon while being honored as the leading trainer Gulfstream's Champions Meet for the 11th consecutive year.

  • McLaughlin disappointed by Cairo Prince's Florida Derby

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was extremely disappointed by Cairo Prince's fourth-place performance in Saturday's Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, but he couldn't have been more satisfied with the beaten favorite's condition at Palm Meadows Sunday morning.

  • 'All Others' A Rare Favorite in Final 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool

    Since the debut of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) in 1999, the overall betting choice in the year’s final future betting pool has in most years inherited the role of the most-likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at the Louisville track on the first Saturday in May.

    But that will not be the case in 2014.

  • Vicar's In Trouble pulls off in Louisiana Derby

    Vicar's In Trouble broke his maiden by 13 lengths at Fair Grounds in December and recorded a 6 3/4-length decision in the Lecomte one month later, but couldn't make it three in a row in the Risen Star last out on February 22 when finishing behind Intense Holiday and Albano as the near 5-2 favorite.

  • Constitution ratifies classic credentials in Florida Derby

    The lightly-raced Constitution will head to the May 3 Kentucky Derby undefeated after posting a game victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 $2 Exacta Will-Pays


    Click here for a list of $2 Exacta Will-Pays for Pool 4 of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Final Odds & Will-Pays

    Click here for final odds and will-pays for Pool 4 of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Untapable romps in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC's homebred Untapable continued to put on a show at Fair Grounds Saturday when romping home a 7 3/4-length winner of the Grade 2, $384,000 Fair Grounds Oaks under jockey Rosie Napravnik. The duo were sent off the heavy 1-2 favorite and paid $3 for finishing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.

  • California Chrome, Candy Boy work for SA Derby

    California Chrome and Candy Boy, the two favorites for next Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Derby, had their final major drills Saturday morning for their highly anticipated meeting, California Chrome working four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters in :46 2/5 under regular rider Victor Espinoza, and Candy Boy going six furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:11 4/5 under regular rider Gary Stevens.

  • Toast of New York passes class test in U.A.E. Derby

    U.S. Triple Crown nominee Toast of New York proved that he's much more than a Wolverhampton wonder when running out a commanding winner of Saturday's Group 2, $2 million U.A.E. Derby. Justifying trainer Jamie Osborne's lofty opinion of him, Michael Buckley's colorbearer tracked the pace before storming 2 1/2 lengths clear in his stakes debut, and earned 100 points toward a possible tilt at the Kentucky Derby.

  • In Tune stays perfect in Gulfstream Oaks

    Wertheimer and Frere's homebred In Tune captured her stakes debut in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks after a stretch-long duel with Davona Dale runner-up House Rules. The pair duked it out through the lane, with In Tune just getting her neck in front on the line to move her career record to an unbeaten three-for-three.