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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

John Asher's Derby 136 Update for Feb. 15

WEST / CALIFORNIA-BRED CARACORTADO CONTINUES ROLL IN ROBERT B. LEWIS, JOINS KENTUCKY DERBY PICTURE Unbeaten Caracortado, a California-bred gelding who scored his first victory in a race for $40,000 claiming horses at Fairplex, knocked off some 3-year-old…

Feb 15, 2010

'All Others' Favorite In Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1 Over Champ 'Lucky,' Buddy's Saint

Fans of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) made two things resoundingly clear in the first of Churchill Downs’ three Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”): there is no definitive favorite on the road to the big race on the first Saturday in…

Feb 15, 2010

Maximus Ruler tunes up for Risen Star

Lecomte S. (G3) runner-up MAXIMUS RULER (Roman Ruler), prepping for Saturday's Risen Star S. (G2), traveled five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a fast track at Fair Grounds Sunday morning. Trainer Clark Hanna hopes that the colt, who found himself leading through…

Feb 14, 2010

Buddy's Saint works for Fountain of Youth

At Gulfstream Park on Sunday, multiple Grade 2 hero BUDDY'S SAINT (Saint Liam) drilled six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 on the fast track in his final major move for Saturday's Fountain of Youth S. (G2). The Bruce Levine trainee posted fractions of :12 3/5, :25 2/5…

Feb 14, 2010

Southwest likely to answer a lot of questions

Will the form of the January 16 San Rafael S. (G3) hold up better than the January 18 Smarty Jones S.? Will Hopeful S. (G1) winner DUBLIN (Afleet Alex) run his way back into the Kentucky Derby (G1) picture over a track his sire relished? Those are just a couple…

Feb 14, 2010

Caracortado remains perfect in Lewis

Going into Saturday's $150,000 Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) at Santa Anita, much of the attention was focused on well-regarded Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirants American Lion (Tiznow) and Tiz Chrome (Tiznow), but neither managed to live up to their advance billing.…

Feb 14, 2010

Jill Byrne's Prep Race Preview

Jill Byrne analyzes the upcoming Kentucky Derby prep races

Feb 13, 2010

Champ Lookin At Lucky the Individual Choice, but ‘All Others’ Heavy Early Derby Futures Favorite

There were few surprises on a brisk opening day of betting in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs’ 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) as 2-year-old champion Lookin At Lucky ended the day as the favored individual contender for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented…

Feb 13, 2010