Saturday Deadline for Late Nominations for 2104 Triple Crown Series

The late nomination window for the races of the 2014 Triple Crown series is scheduled to close to owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in North America and abroad on Saturday, March 22.

California Chrome confirmed for SA Derby; Bayern gets back to work

Streaking California Chrome will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, trainer Art Sherman confirmed Thursday morning from his Los Alamitos headquarters.

Mexikoma skipping Derby, targeting Peter Pan, Belmont Stakes

Team Valor International has the pulled the plug on preparing Mexikoma for a Kentucky Derby prep race and will focus instead on the final leg of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7.

Kentucky Derby Report -- March 20

Bob Baffert continued his mastery of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, winning the 1 1/16-mile event for the fourth time in the last five years as Hoppertunity emerged as a viable Kentucky Derby contender. The Hall of Fame trainer had to be pleased to see his inexperienced colt overcome a rough trip.

Full field of 12 entered in Bourbonette Oaks

A full field of 12 sophomore fillies has been entered in the Grade 3, $125,000 Bourbonette Oaks on Saturday at Turfway Park.

The contest will be worth points on a 50-20-10-5 basis as part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series.

Tamaranda heads Spiral

A full field of 12 sophomores has been entered for the Grade 3, $550,000 Spiral on Saturday at Turfway Park.

The race will be worth points on a 50-20-10-5 basis as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series.

Baffert seeks another win in Sunland Park Oaks

Awesome Baby, a wire-to-wire winner of the Santa Ynez and Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita this season, will be heavily favored to give Bob Baffert his fourth consecutive win in Sunday's $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks and his sixth over the past eight years. 

Sunland Derby features a surplus of speed

The powerhouse stables of Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher will be represented by four of the nine entries in Sunday's Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby, a 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep which awards points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers toward eligibility for the May 3 classic at Churchill Downs.

Zito mulling Florida Derby option for Spot

Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito was philosophical Wednesday morning when discussing the next race for 91-year-old owner Joseph Moss's Spot, surprise winner of the $150,000 Swale at Gulfstream Park on March 1.

CHURCHILL DOWNS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 SURVIVORS PARADE PRESENTED BY KROGER AND ANNOUNCES BRIGHT PINK AS NEW CHARITABLE PARTNER

Churchill Downs donates $50,000 to kick-off Pink Out fundraiser 

LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)  – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced the opening of public nominations and voting for participants in the 2014 Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger, and a new partnership with Bright Pink®, a national organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer and while providing support for high-risk individuals.