http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/rss en Win a trip to the 2016 Kentucky Derby http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/31/win-trip-2016-kentucky-derby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-label">Introduction:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We are giving away a trip to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks including airfare and hotel! </div> </div> </div> <h4><a href="/giveaway"><img src="/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/u615/image-win.jpg" alt="Win a Trip to the Kentucky Derby" title="Win a Trip to the Kentucky Derby" width="640" height="330" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></a></h4><div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="/giveaway"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><br />Learn how to win here and good luck! ›</span>&nbsp;</a><br />&nbsp;</span></strong></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-win2016.jpg?1414776334" /> </div> </div> </div> Derby Experience Oaks Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:25:57 +0000 ChurchillDowns 331128 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Kentucky Derby 141: Ep 1 - Follow Along on the Road to the Kentucky Derby http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/videos/kentucky-derby-141-ep-1-follow-along-road-kentucky-derby <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2015">2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-external-video"> <div class="field-label">External Video:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfHufedD6N0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-primary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_primary_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/images/primary/card-rtkd.jpg?1414776769" /> </div> </div> </div> Derby Feature Oaks Racing Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:27 +0000 trevordodd 331127 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Churchill Downs Plans to Enhance Experience for Derby and Oaks Owners with Construction of All-Inclusive Winner's Circle Suites http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/29/churchill-downs-plans-enhance-experience-derby-and-oaks-owners-construction-all-incl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20141029%20Winners%20Circle%20Suites%20and%20Courtyard%20Rendering%20%28Exterior%29%20%28edit%29_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=246604">20141029 Winners Circle Suites and Courtyard Rendering (Exterior) (edit).jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20141029%20Winners%20Circle%20Suites%20and%20Courtyard%20Rendering%20%28Exterior%20Wide%29%20%28edit%29_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=279772">20141029 Winners Circle Suites and Courtyard Rendering (Exterior Wide) (edit).jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20141029%20Winners%20Circle%20Suites%20and%20Courtyard%20Rendering%20%28Interior%29%20%28edit%29_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=141100">20141029 Winners Circle Suites and Courtyard Rendering (Interior) (edit).jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/Image_2015%20Derby%20Seating%20Chart%20Update.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=785856">Image_2015 Derby Seating Chart Update.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div>$4.2 Million Capital Improvement Project Includes New Courtyard, Remodeled Winner’s Circle</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014) – Churchill Downs Racetrack plans to enhance the experience for owners that start horses in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks through a $4.2 million capital improvement project that includes the construction of 20 private, open-air, all-inclusive Winner’s Circle Suites in a premium location under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line. The notable project also includes a remodeled Trackside Winner’s Circle and the creation of a new Courtyard that will accommodate temporary premium seating during Derby Week while providing a relaxed park-like setting for everyday racing fans.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/29/churchill-downs-plans-enhance-experience-derby-and-oaks-owners-construction-all-incl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Experience Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:33:25 +0000 ChurchillDowns 331126 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Harlanate makes another Conquest in Mazarine http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/05/harlanate-makes-another-conquest-mazarine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/conquestharlanate10-5.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85039" title="conquestharlanate10-5.jpg">Conquest Harlanate is now three for four (WEG/Michael Burns Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Conquest Stables' <a href="/oaks/horses/conquest-harlanate" class="show_contender">Conquest Harlanate</a> made short work of her rivals as the 3-5 favorite in Sunday's Grade 3, $179,264 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mazarine14.pdf" target="_blank">Mazarine</a> for juvenile fillies at Woodbine.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-harlanate.jpg?1412546020" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/05/harlanate-makes-another-conquest-mazarine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:49:12 +0000 Brisnet.com 331115 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com International Star lives up to name in Grey http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/05/international-star-lives-name-grey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/internationalstar10-5.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=100294" title="internationalstar10-5.jpg">International Star (far left) uncorked a big late kick (WEG/Michael Burns Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ken and Sarah Ramsey's <a href="/horses/international-star" class="show_contender">International Star</a> has an ambitious name, but the promising juvenile took a step toward living up to it in Sunday's Grade 3, $138,983 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/grey14.pdf" target="_blank">Grey Stakes</a> at <a href="http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/Woodbine/News/Pages/NewsNotes.aspx" target="_blank"> Woodbine</a>. Invading from trainer Mike Maker's Trackside Louisville base, the son of Fusaichi Pegasus rallied strongly from off a slow pace to win by 1 1/4 lengths, and earned 10 points toward the 2015 <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com" target="_blank">Kentucky Derby</a>.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-international-star_0.jpg?1412545550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/05/international-star-lives-name-grey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:00:50 +0000 Brisnet.com 331101 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Carpe Diem seizes Breeders' Futurity http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/carpe-diem-seizes-breeders-futurity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/carpediem10-4kee2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1340956" title="carpediem10-4kee2.jpg">Carpe Diem (Keeneland/Coady Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.winstarfarm.com/" target="_blank">WinStar Farm</a> LLC and <a href="http://www.stonestreetfarms.com/" target="_blank">Stonestreet Stables</a>' <a href="/horses/carpe-diem" class="show_contender">Carpe Diem</a> certainly lived up to his $1.6 million dollar price tag as he pulled away from the 12-horse field in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/breedersfuturity14.pdf" target="_blank">Breeders' Cup Futurity</a> for two-year-olds at <a href="http://www.keeneland.com/" target="_blank">Keeneland</a> by 6 1/4 lengths.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-carpe-diem.jpg?1412545777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/carpe-diem-seizes-breeders-futurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:48:17 +0000 Brisnet.com 331090 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Daredevil continues to impress in Champagne http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/daredevil-continues-impress-champagne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/daredevil10-4%2C2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1913446" title="daredevil10-4,2.jpg">Daredevil made short work of his Champagne foes in his second career start (Adam Coglianese Photo)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let's Go Stable's <a href="/horses/daredevil" class="show_contender">Daredevil</a> accelerated to the lead entering the stretch of Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/champagne14.pdf" target="_blank"> Champagne</a> at <a href="http://www.nyra.com/" target="_blank">Belmont Park</a> and dominated to the finish line, winning handily by a 2 1/2-length margin. Now unbeaten from two starts, the Todd Pletcher-trained colt has established himself as a top contender for the <a href="http://www.breederscup.com/" target="_blank"> Breeders' Cup</a> Juvenile at Santa Anita on November 1.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-daredevil.jpg?1412545783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/daredevil-continues-impress-champagne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:46:01 +0000 Brisnet.com 331081 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com By the Moon upsets Frizette http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/moon-upsets-frizette <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/bythemoon10-4.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2130630" title="bythemoon10-4.jpg">By the Moon (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>A sloppy, sealed track was no detriment for Jay Em Ess Stable's <a href="/oaks/horses/moon" class="show_contender">By the Moon</a> on Saturday at Belmont Park as she pulled off a 2 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/frizette14.pdf" target="_blank">Frizette Stakes</a> under jockey Jose Ortiz.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-by-the-moon.jpg?1412545850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/04/moon-upsets-frizette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:52:54 +0000 Brisnet.com 331066 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Peace and War prevails in Alcibiades http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/03/peace-and-war-prevails-alcibiades <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/peaceandwar10-3kee.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1415343" title="peaceandwar10-3kee.jpg">Peace and War (Keeneland/Coady Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Qatar Racing's <a href="/oaks/horses/peace-and-war" class="show_contender">Peace and War</a> earned her shot at <a href="http://www.breederscup.com/" target="_blank">Breeders' Cup</a> glory when taking Friday's opening day co-feature at <a href="http://www.keeneland.com/" target="_blank">Keeneland</a> -- the Grade 1, $400,000 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/alcibiades14.pdf" target="_blank"> Alcibiades</a> -- which is a "Win &amp; You're In" race for the Juvenile Fillies.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-peace-and-war.jpg?1412545859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/10/03/peace-and-war-prevails-alcibiades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:41:30 +0000 Brisnet.com 331057 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Angela Renee shines in Chandelier http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/28/angela-renee-shines-chandelier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/angelarenee9-27.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=450228" title="angelarenee9-27.jpg">Angela Renee (Benoit Photos)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://sienafarm.com/" target="_blank">Siena Farm LLC</a>'s homebred <a href="/oaks/horses/angela-renee" class="show_contender">Angela Renee</a> saved ground on the backstretch of Saturday's Grade 1, $301,750 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/chandelier14.pdf" target="_blank">Chandelier</a> at <a href="http://www.santaanita.com/" target="_blank">Santa Anita Park</a>, angled out rounding the turn under jockey Rafael Bejarano and held off the determined late run from 2-1 favorite Conquest Eclipse to score a 1 1/2-length victory.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-angela-renee_0.jpg?1412546327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/28/angela-renee-shines-chandelier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:27:19 +0000 Brisnet.com 331048 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com American Pharoah toys with field in FrontRunner http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/27/american-pharoah-toys-field-frontrunner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/americanpharoah9-27%2C3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=480927" title="americanpharoah9-27,3.jpg">American Pharoah held sway impressively in his first try on dirt and around two turns (Benoit Photo)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Zayat Stables LLC's <a href="/horses/american-pharoah" class="show_contender">American Pharoah</a> stretched out to two turns to add another dominating Grade 1 win to his short resume as he wired Saturday's Grade 1, $300,750 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/frontrunner14.pdf" target="_blank"> FrontRunner Stakes</a> at <a href="http://www.santaanita.com/" target="_blank"> Santa Anita</a>.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/card-american-pharoa.jpg?1412546337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/27/american-pharoah-toys-field-frontrunner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:13:36 +0000 Brisnet.com 331044 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Pocahontas winner's name chronicles amazing journey http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/07/pocahontas-winners-name-chronicles-amazing-journey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/cristinasjourney9-6ww.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=646711" title="cristinasjourney9-6ww.jpg">Cristina&#039;s Journey (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>After her impressive gate-to-wire, 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's Pocahontas at <a href="http://www.churchilldowns.com/" target="_blank">Churchill Downs</a>, GSN Racing LLC's <a href="/oaks/horses/cristinas-journey" class="show_contender">Cristina&#039;s Journey</a> was reported by trainer Dale Romans to have exited the race in good form.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/07/pocahontas-winners-name-chronicles-amazing-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:41:53 +0000 Brisnet.com 330999 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Cristina's Journey wires Pocahontas http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/06/cristinas-journey-wires-pocahontas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/cristina%27sjourney9-6.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=436637" title="cristina&#039;sjourney9-6.jpg">Cristina&#039;s Journey (Churcihll Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/oaks/horses/cristinas-journey" class="show_contender">Cristina&#039;s Journey</a> successfully stretched out to 1 1/16 miles on Saturday and led every step of the way home in <a href="http://www.churchilldowns.com/" target="_blank">Churchill Downs</a>' Grade 2, $231,000 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/pocahontas14.pdf" target="_blank">Pocahontas Stakes</a>.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/06/cristinas-journey-wires-pocahontas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Oaks Racing Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:46:37 +0000 Brisnet.com 330998 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Lucky Player springs 11-1 upset in Iroquois http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/06/lucky-player-springs-11-1-upset-iroquois <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/luckyplayer9-6.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=479398" title="luckyplayer9-6.jpg">Lucky Player (right) fended off Bold Conquest in a battle of Steve Asmussen colts (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the first race in the "<a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road" target="_blank">Road to the Kentucky Derby</a>" scoring series, and a "Win &amp; You're In" for the <a href="http://www.breederscup.com/" target="_blank">Breeders' Cup</a> Juvenile, Saturday's Grade 3, $115,500 <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/iroquois14.pdf" target="_blank">Iroquois Stakes</a> featured several promising two-year-olds at Churchill Downs. It wasn't the leading fancies, however, but the 11-1 shot <a href="/horses/lucky-player" class="show_contender">Lucky Player</a> who earned the Breeders' Cup ticket, and the 10 points toward the 2015 <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/" target="_blank">Kentucky Derby</a>. Edging stablemate <a href="/horses/bold-conquest" class="show_contender">Bold Conquest</a> by a neck, he topped the Steve Asmussen-trained exacta and also gave his freshman sire, two-time champion Lookin at Lucky, his first graded winner.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-card-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_card_image" width="260" height="310" alt="" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/crad-lucky-player.jpg?1412546174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/09/06/lucky-player-springs-11-1-upset-iroquois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sat, 06 Sep 2014 22:40:05 +0000 Brisnet.com 330997 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series; Starlet Joins to 'Road to Kentucky Oaks' http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/08/27/los-alamitos-futurity-added-2014-15-road-kentucky-derby-series <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140503%20Derby%20finish.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=7523014" title="20140503 Derby finish.jpg">2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was the points leader in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series (Reed Palmer, CD)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/BK8T1380_2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2576576" title="BK8T1380.jpg">Orb, winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby, was the points leader on the inaugural &#039;Road to the Kentucky Derby&quot; (Reed Palmer, CD)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/RoadTo_KD_Vert_4C_WB.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=80149">RoadTo_KD_Vert_4C_WB.JPG</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/RoadTo_KO_Vert_4C_WB.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=79702">RoadTo_KO_Vert_4C_WB.JPG</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140502%20Untapable.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3128741" title="20140502 Untapable.jpg">Favored Untapable rolled to an easy victory in the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 141<sup>st</sup> running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2, 2015.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/08/27/los-alamitos-futurity-added-2014-15-road-kentucky-derby-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Chrome Churchill Downs Derby Los Alamitos Futurity Oaks Orb Racing Road to the Kentucky Derby Road to the Kentucky Oaks Starlet Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:23:53 +0000 John Asher 330908 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Tonalist edges Commissioner for Belmont victory; California Chrome fourth http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/06/07/tonalist-edges-commissioner-belmont-victory-california-chrome-fourth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/tonalist6-7laurenking.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2724654" title="tonalist6-7laurenking.jpg">Tonalist (NYRA/Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert S. Evans' Tonalist was making just his fifth lifetime start in Saturday's 146th edition of the Grade 1, $1.5 million <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/belmontstakes14.pdf" target="_blank">Belmont Stakes</a> but that didn't stop the Tapit colt from running down Commissioner to post a head win in the "Test of the Champion."</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/06/07/tonalist-edges-commissioner-belmont-victory-california-chrome-fourth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:05:20 +0000 Brisnet.com 330893 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Cal Chrome draws post 2 in Belmont, rates as 3-5 favorite for Triple Crown sweep http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/06/04/cal-chrome-draws-post-2-belmont-rates-3-5-favorite-triple-crown-sweep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/californiachrome6-4susieraisher.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2286015" title="californiachrome6-4susieraisher.jpg">California Chrome is a race away from immortality (NYRA/Coglianese/Susie Raisher)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero California Chrome will break from post 2 in Saturday's Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, where he will aim to end the Triple Crown drought that racing fans have endured since Affirmed's conquest in 1978. The flashy chestnut has been installed as the 3-5 favorite to make history in the 1 1/2-mile classic at Belmont Park, both the oldest and longest of the jewels of the Triple Crown.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/06/04/cal-chrome-draws-post-2-belmont-rates-3-5-favorite-triple-crown-sweep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:35:04 +0000 Brisnet.com 330892 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com California Chrome stars again in Preakness, Triple Crown bid up next http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/18/california-chrome-stars-again-preakness-triple-crown-bid-next <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brisnet Editorial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/californiachrome5-17.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=255907" title="californiachrome5-17.jpg">California Chrome (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>California Chrome continued to strut his stuff in Saturday's $1.5 million <a href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/preakness14.pdf" target="_blank">Preakness Stakes</a>, posting a comfortable 1 1/2-length decision, and the phenomenal three-year-old can become only the 12th Thoroughbred to capture Triple Crown when he lines up for the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.</p> <p>"He's an amazing horse," jockey Victor Espinoza said.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/18/california-chrome-stars-again-preakness-triple-crown-bid-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sun, 18 May 2014 18:16:29 +0000 Brisnet.com 330891 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Sherman enjoying his new place in the history books with California Chrome http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/04/sherman-enjoying-his-new-place-history-books-california-chrome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/californiachrome5-3mw.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=774914" title="californiachrome5-3mw.jpg">California Chrome (Matt Wooley/EquiSport Photos)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's homebred California Chrome carved his name in the history books Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, earning himself the right to sleep in until 6 a.m. (EDT) Sunday morning in Barn 20 at Churchill Downs.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2014">2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/04/sherman-enjoying-his-new-place-history-books-california-chrome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derby Racing Sun, 04 May 2014 23:11:58 +0000 Brisnet.com 330886 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands Update for Sunday, May 4 http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/04/kentucky-derby-presented-yum-brands-update-sunday-may-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Churchill Downs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140504%20California%20Chrome2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=721710" title="20140504 California Chrome2.jpg">Trainer Art Sherman inspects the legs of California Chrome on the morning after his Kentucky Derby win (Reed Palmer, CD)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140504%20Sherman.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=867525" title="20140504 Sherman.jpg">Sherman, 77, is the oldest trainer to win a Kentucky Derby. (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140504%20California%20Chrome.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=847239" title="20140504 California Chrome.jpg">Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome takes a bath on the morning after his biggest day (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/sites/kentuckyderby.com/files/media/20140504%20Sherman2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=828013" title="20140504 Sherman2.jpg">Trainer Art Sherman met with members of the media on the morning after California Chrome&#039;s Kentucky Derby triumph (Reed Palmer)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>CALIFORNIA CHROME (1<sup>st</sup>) – </strong>The chestnut colt <strong>California Chrome </strong>carved his name in the history books Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, earning himself the right to sleep in until 6 o’clock Sunday morning at his Barn 20 new Kentucky home.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/history/year/2013">2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/2014/05/04/kentucky-derby-presented-yum-brands-update-sunday-may-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Sherman California Chrome Churchill Downs Derby Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands Racing Sun, 04 May 2014 17:33:13 +0000 John Asher 330884 at http://www.kentuckyderby.com