Scully’s Kentucky Derby 141 Update – April 16

Kentucky Derby prep races concluded with a smashing performance from American Pharoah, who likely assured himself the favorite’s role in the 141st Kentucky Derby when romping by eight lengths in the April 11 Arkansas Derby.

Possible Kentucky Derby Favorite American Pharoah Arrives at Churchill Downs

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade I) at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful Monday journey from the Hot Springs, Ark. track to Churchill Downs, where he stepped off a van at the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) shortly after 4 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Miss Ella captures stakes bow in Beaumont

Miss Ella (Exchange Rate) ran her career line to a perfect two-for-two on Sunday when taking the $250,000 Beaumont S. (G2) at Keeneland by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Rajiv Maragh.

American Pharoah romps like a champion in Arkansas Derby

Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah towered over the field in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), and his eight-length jaunt might well have solidified his position as the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Divining Rod draws away to convincing Lexington win

Lael Stables’ homebred Divining Rod (Tapit) swung out leading the far turn and powered past rivals Donworth (Tiznow) and Fame and Power (First Defence) to post a convincing three-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland.

Churchill Downs Tightens Security Measures Ahead of 141st Oaks and Derby Days; Will No Longer Allow Re-entry to Track for Ticketed Guests

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will no longer allow re-entry on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks days for ticketed patrons who leave the grounds during those racing and entertainment programs.

Scully’s Kentucky Derby 141 Update – April 8

Carpe Diem and Dortmund continued their winning ways on April 4, recording impressive scores in the Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby, respectively, and Frosted rebounded from a disappointing setback to capture the Wood Memorial.

Kentucky Derby 141 Hope War Story Works at Churchill Downs

Loooch Racing Stables Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Christopher Dunn’s War Story, third in the recent Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds, worked at Churchill Downs on Wednesday in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at the Louisville track on Saturday, May 2.

International Superstar Josh Groban to Sing National Anthem at 141st Kentucky Derby®

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday April 6, 2015) –  Multiplatinum and award-winning  singer, songwriter and actor,  Josh Groban, will perform the national anthem at the 141st Kentucky Derby®  Presented by Yum! Brands at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) on Saturday, May 2.

Dortmund does it again in Santa Anita Derby

The undefeated Dortmund (Big Brown) will head to Churchill Downs for next month's Kentucky Derby (G1) as the possible favorite after another convincing victory at Santa Anita in Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1).