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. 

Morning Workouts at Churchill Downs

Tales from the Crib, Part I

Now that we've heard Kentucky Derby favorite American Pharoah's "baby story," let's turn to the tales of his rivals as youngsters. 

Kentucky Oaks 141 Undercard Preview

Lane’s End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm’s Honor Code’s long-awaited Churchill Downs debut in the 12th running of the $400,000 Alysheba (GII) and an evenly matched field of nine fillies and mares in the 30th running of the $300,000 La Troienne (GI), highlight a stellar 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card Friday.

Well-Matched Field of 15 Entered for Friday's $1 Million Longines Kentucky Oaks; Stellar Win Made 7-2 Favorite

Five Grade I winners plus the best 3-year-old fillies of 2015 from South Florida and New Orleans make up part of a deep field of 14 fillies and one also-eligible entered today for Friday’s 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs.

Morning Workouts at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby 141: Backside Buzz 4.27.15

Carpe Diem, El Kabeir, International Star Arrive for Derby 141; Baffert's Luminance, Maybellene Likely Out Of Oaks Consideration

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir and WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem arrived at Churchill Downs early this morning for Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). Arriving shortly after 10 o’clock from the nearby Trackside training center was Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who took up residence in Barn 27.

Champion American Pharoah Works Bullet Five Furlongs; Unbeaten Dortmund Arrives In Baffert Barn

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, the champion 2-year-old of 2014 and probable morning-line favorite for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), worked five furlongs in :58.40 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. The work was the fastest of 32 at the distance.

Big Day Of Works For Kentucky Derby 141 Hopefuls

Ten horses under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) worked toward next Saturday’s race on seven fronts Saturday morning.

Six Kentucky Derby, Six Kentucky Oaks Hopes Work Over Fast Track On Friday

It was beat-the-rain day at Churchill Downs Friday with six Kentucky Derby and six Kentucky Oaks hopefuls putting in works over a fast main track.

Kentucky Derby 141: Backside Buzz 4.24.15

Kentucky Derby 141: Backside Buzz 4.23.15

Trainers Eye Weather In Advance of Final Derby, Oaks Works

Other than trying to forecast the winner of Kentucky Derby 141, probably the most tricky thing in Louisville this time of year is trying to forecast the weather.

Mr. Z, War Story Work Toward Kentucky Derby 141

Two Kentucky Derby hopefuls, War Story and Mr. Z turned in five-furlong breezes over a fast track Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

War Story, Mr. Z Scheduled for Kentucky Derby Breezes on Wednesday

Two hopefuls for the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), War Story and Mr. Z, are scheduled to work Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby 141: Ep. 9 - 2015 Kentucky Derby Top Horses

Kentucky Derby 141: Ep. 8 - MS Doesn't Stop Trainer's Pursuit of Roses

Kentucky Derby Hopeful Bold Conquest Breezes; Needs Defections for Derby Bid

The Ackerley Brothers Farm’s Bold Conquest worked five furlongs over a track labeled as “good” in 1:02.80 on an overcast Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Oaks Hope Shook Up Sizzles In Churchill Downs Work

Regis Racing’s Shook Up tuned-up for her planned run in the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) with a sparkling five-furlong work on Sunday at Churchill Downs.