Kentucky Derby News

March 20, 2021

Travel Column wins with authority in Fair Grounds Oaks

Travel Column got back in the win column in Saturday's $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) while stating her case for favoritism in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs on April 30.
The gray filly enjoyed a trip similar to the one...

March 20, 2021

Hot Rod Charlie speeds to track record in Louisiana Derby

California shipper Hot Rod Charlie grabbed the early lead in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2), repelled Midnight Bourbon, and set a new track record at Fair Grounds. His first stakes victory propelled him to the top...

Features March 19, 2021

Tales from the Crib: Concert Tour

When Gary and Mary West’s homebred Concert Tour delivered a tour de force performance in the March 13 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park, he elicited quite a comment from trainer Bob Baffert.
“To me, it was kind of an American Pharoah-type run,”...

Pedigree fun facts March 19, 2021

Pedigree fun facts: Mandaloun

As a homebred for the late Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, Mandaloun provides a poignant storyline on the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) trail. His rise as a classic contender is especially meaningful, since the entire dam’s side of his pedigree...

March 18, 2021

The Derby Dispatch: Thursday, March 18, 2021

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 Juddmonte Farms’ three-time winner Mandaloun headlines this week’s action on the Road to the Kentucky...

March 16, 2021

Churchill Downs Racetrack, Kendall-Jackson, and La Crema Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Kendall-Jackson & La Crema are the Preferred Wines of the Kentucky Derby®
The Jackson Family’s Legacy in Superior Winemaking and Thoroughbred Horse Racing Come Together on Global Stage
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (March 16, 2021) – Barbara...

March 16, 2021

Three Takeaways from 2021 Rebel Stakes

Concert Tour stepped up for six-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert in Saturday’s $1 million Rebel S. (G2), posting an easy victory in the 85-point qualifier (50-20-10-5 scale) at Oaklawn Park.
Here are three Rebel takeaways.


Expert picks March 16, 2021

Expert Pick of the Week: Louisiana Derby on March 20

Who should I bet in the Louisiana Derby?
A total of eight talented sophomores aiming for the Run for the Roses on May 1 will go postward in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds. The 1 3/16-mile test is a key...

March 15, 2021

Clairiere, Travel Column rubber match on tap in Fair Grounds Oaks

The potential morning line favorite for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (G1) could be decided on Saturday when a rubber match in the blossoming rivalry between Clairiere and Travel Column takes place in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).

March 15, 2021

Mandaloun favored in Louisiana Derby

The Road to the Kentucky Derby enters its most intense phase with Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2), the first scoring race awarding 100 points to the winner. The runner-up at Fair Grounds can also advance his Kentucky Derby...