Kentucky Derby News

Discreetly Mine flaunts speed in Risen Star

Just minutes after the Todd Pletcher-trained Eskendereya (Giant's Causeway) romped in Saturday's Fountain of Youth S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park, DISCREETLY MINE (Mineshaft) posted a quick Derby prep double for the barn in the $300,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair…

Feb 21, 2010

Jody Slew fires in Silverbulletday

Martin Racing Stable LLC and Dan Morgan's JODY SLEW (Slew City Slew) made her first start for new trainer Bret Calhoun a winning one in the Tiffany Lass S. at Fair Grounds on January 23, and on Saturday continued progressing for her new conditioner with a hard-fought…

Feb 21, 2010

Sidney's Candy earns sweet score in San Vicente

The Craig Family Trust's homebred SIDNEY'S CANDY (Candy Ride [Arg]) moved to the front soon after the gates opened on Monday's $150,000 San Vicente S. (G2) at Santa Anita and was never headed en route to a 4 1/4-length victory under jockey Joe Talamo. "I…

Feb 20, 2010

Discreetly Mine, Drosselmeyer take on locals in Risen Star

Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds has the look of a regional showdown. Florida invaders DISCREETLY MINE (Mineshaft), DROSSELMEYER (Distorted Humor) and TEMPTED TO TAPIT (Tapit) are scheduled to descend upon New Orleans to test the best…

Feb 20, 2010

John Asher's Kentucky Derby 136 Update for Friday, Feb. 19

FLORIDA / BUDDY’S SAINT MAKES 2010 BOW IN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – An important weekend of preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) offers opportunities to view intriguing contenders in several locations, but few of those 3-year-olds will…

Feb 19, 2010

John Asher's Kentucky Oaks 136 Update for Feb. 19

TIME TO ‘THINK PINK’ AS KENTUCKY OAKS, SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® RENEW PARTNERSHIP -- Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, officially renewed their partnership on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to raise funds…

Feb 19, 2010

Rule refuses to be dethroned in Sam F. Davis

WinStar Farm's homebred RULE (Roman Ruler) was under pressure virtually the entire way of Saturday's $200,000 Sam F. Davis S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, but ultimately proved the class of the six-pack of three-year-olds by drawing off to an emphatic three-length…

Feb 19, 2010

Original cast shows up for take two of Southwest

Oaklawn Park may have been forced to reschedule Monday's $250,000 Southwest S. (G3) to Saturday, but there were no defections from the one-mile test. "We have the same 10 back for Saturday," stakes coordinator Craig Lytel said of three-year-olds scheduled…

Feb 19, 2010

Churchill Downs, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® RENEW KENTUCKY OAKS Fundraising Partnership

Live Coverage of Oaks Race and Events on Bravo Network on Friday, April 30 from 5-6 p.m. EDTContinuing a commitment to new Kentucky Oaks Day traditions established a year ago, Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky…

Feb 18, 2010

Fountain of Youth, Hutcheson on tap at Gulfstream

A field of 10 three-year-olds will line up for Saturday's $250,000 Fountain of Youth S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park, the top local prep for the March 20 Florida Derby (G1), but only half have generated enough enthusiasm so far to be considered candidates for the…

Feb 18, 2010

Video Update: Jill Byrne's Prep Race Review (Feb. 13-15)

Jill Byrne analyzes the Kentucky Derby prep races from weekend of Feb. 13-15

Feb 17, 2010

Video Update: How to Ride Like a Jockey

Jockey Joe Talamo talks about his riding techniques

Feb 17, 2010

California Derby top three return in El Camino Real Derby

The horses that ran one-two-three in the California Derby on January 16 will meet again Saturday in the $150,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields. Ten three-year-olds are signed up for the 29th running of Northern California's premier steppingstone…

Feb 16, 2010

Oaklawn cancels, Southwest postponed

With frigid weather conditions affecting the Hot Springs, Arkansas, region, Oaklawn Park was forced to cancel live racing after the 4TH race on Monday. As a result, the eagerly-anticipated feature, the $250,000 Southwest S. (G3), has been postponed to Saturday.…

Feb 16, 2010

Maximus Ruler to miss Risen Star

MAXIMUS RULER (Roman Ruler), runner-up behind Ron the Greek (Full Mandate) in the January 23 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, will not run in Saturday's Risen Star S. (G2) after coming up with a slight injury following a breeze Sunday morning at the New Orleans…

Feb 16, 2010

Lookin at Lucky works, could face Caracortado in San Felipe

Juvenile champion LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike) continued his preparations on Sunday for his three-year-old bow in the March 13 San Felipe S. (G2), working four furlongs in company with El Martillo (Tiznow) over the Pro-Ride at Santa Anita. The Bob Baffert…

Feb 15, 2010