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Kentucky Derby 148 Post Positions (Photo by Coady Photography)
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Kentucky Derby post positions

Post positions for the 2022 Kentucky Derby were drawn on Monday afternoon, triggering the annual debate among bettors as to which horses drew well, which drew poorly, and which might enjoy ideal trips in the “Run for the Roses.” Some assumptions will be…

May 2, 2022

Brittney Spencer
Brittney Spencer to Sing National Anthem at the 148th Kentucky Derby

Louisville Native, Multi-Grammy Nominated Rap Sensation Jack Harlow Selected as Riders’ Up Presenter Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that power vocalist Brittney Spencer will sing the national anthem at the 148th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford…

May 2, 2022

White Abarrio with Alisson Herrera (Photo courtesy Edilberto Herrera)
Tales from the Crib: White Abarrio

As a young gray colt stood in the ring at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Winter Mixed Sale in January 2020, few took any interest. His sire was finding it difficult to establish himself in the ultra-competitive stallion market, and he was the first foal…

May 2, 2022

Happy Jack at Santa Anita (Photo by Benoit Photo)
Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Happy Jack

Calumet Farm homebred Happy Jack ranks 20th on the 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series leaderboard after having amassed 30 qualifying points. The Doug O’Neill trainee was last seen checking in third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 9. Happy…

May 2, 2022

Cyberknife
Kentucky Derby Update: Saturday, April 30, 2022

The action started when the track opened for training at 5:15 (all times Eastern) on a cloudy but mild Saturday morning at Churchill Downs when the Brad Cox-trained duo of Cyberknife and Zozos worked six furlongs together in 1:11.20 and 1:11.40, respectively.    …

May 1, 2022

Cyberknife at birth (Photo courtesy of Ramsey Farm)
Tales from the Crib: Cyberknife

From one perspective, Cyberknife is well named. Owner Al Gold of Gold Square wanted to highlight the non-invasive cancer treatment that restored his health while preserving his quality of life. The equine Cyberknife, fittingly, has given him his biggest victory…

May 1, 2022

Zandon
Kentucky Derby Update: Friday, April 29, 2022

There were three works on the Kentucky Derby front Friday morning with the one at Churchill Downs featuring Jeff Drown’s Blue Grass Stakes (GI) winner Zandon.     Working on his own at 7:30 (all times Eastern) over a fast track with regular morning partner Kriss…

Apr 29, 2022

Messier wins the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Photo by Horsephotos)
Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Messier

SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine M. Donovan, and Golconda Stable's Messier ranks 16th on the 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series leaderboard with 40 qualifying points.…

Apr 28, 2022

Pioneer Of Medina at Churchill Downs (Photo by Coady Photography)
Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Pioneer of Medina

Sumaya US Stable’s Pioneer of Medina currently ranks 21st on the 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series leaderboard with 25 total qualifying points. The Todd Pletcher pupil was last seen posting a third-place result in the Louisiana Derby (G2)…

Apr 28, 2022

Barber Road at Oaklawn Park (Photo by Coady Photography)
Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Barber Road

WSS Racing’s Barber Road sits in 13th place with 58 qualifying points on the 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series leaderboard. The John Ortiz trainee was runner-up in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 2 in his most recent performance."Winning…

Apr 28, 2022

Zandon as a foal (Airdrie Stud)
Tales from the Crib: Zandon

As Airdrie Stud marks the 50th anniversary of its founding, Zandon can furnish an appropriately golden gift – in the form of the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) trophy. His success would be all the more special, for his pedigree features Airdrie stallions and a female…

Apr 28, 2022

Road to the Kentucky Derby
New Kentucky Derby Partnerships Let Fans Celebrate In Style

Churchill Downs Welcomes New Sponsors, Licensees for the 148th Run for the Roses Churchill Downs Racetrack today welcomes an exciting lineup of new sponsors and licensees to the 148th Kentucky Derby, taking place on Saturday, May 7, including BMW of North…

Apr 28, 2022