Stanford Out; Frammento In; Mubtaahij Gets Three-eights Work for Derby 141

Churchill Downs stewards were notified Thursday afternoon that Stonestreet StablesMrs. John MagnierMichael Tabor and Derrick Smith’sStanford would not run in Saturday’s $2,203,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). His defection enables Mossarosa’s Frammento to secure the No. 20 spot in the starting gate and leave Charles Fipke’s Tale of Verve as the lone also-eligible.

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  • Apr

    30
  • Contender

    Mubtaahij
  • Track (Condition)

    Fast
  • Workout

    Breezed 3f in 37.40

Bird is the word in Kentucky Oaks

This year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) has come up just as strong as the Kentucky Derby (G1) one day later. Friday’s contest drew a full field of 14, plus one also-eligible, and three in the group have dominated the competition at their respective tracks.

Kentucky Derby 141 Post Position Draw Quotes

Ocho Ocho Ocho (Post position 1, morning line 50-1) – Jim Cassidy (trainer) – "It is what it is. It’s a tough spot but what are you going to do? My plan, to be honest with you, is still to take hold and sit in the second flight. I’ve got to think Carpe Diem and a couple of those others are going to go but I don’t want to go with them, or sit behind. That’s what I’m going to talk to Elvis [Trujillo] about."

Baffert Duo of Champion American Pharoah, Undefeated Dortmund Head Full Field of 20 Plus Two Also-Eligibles for Kentucky Derby 141

Zayat Stables’ champion 2-year-old of 2014 American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund, both trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, headline a field 20 horses and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 141st running of the $2,203,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby 141 Undercard Preview

Stephanie’s Kitten Takes on Males in Woodford Reserve, Champion Judy The Beauty Faces Seven in Humana Distaff, Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Bayern Returns in Churchill Downs, Coffee Clique Eyes Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Repeat, Conquest Typhoon Headlines American Turf, Undefeated Competitive Edge Tops Pat Day Mile

Tales from the Crib, Part II

The priciest Derby contender by far is Carpe Diem, the joint sales topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale when bidding spiraled to $1.6 million.

Carpe Diem was bred by Coffeepot Stable and raised at Beau Lane's Woodline Farm near Paris, Kentucky. 

  • Apr

    29
  • Contender

    War Story
  • Track (Condition)

    Fast
  • Workout

    Galloped
  • Apr

    29
  • Contender

    Upstart
  • Track (Condition)

    Fast
  • Workout

    Galloped