Kentucky Derby News

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

San Vicente features third clash between Tiny Woods, Sidney's Candy

Monday's $150,000 San Vicente S. (G2) at Santa Anita marks the third time that TINY WOODS (Roman Ruler) and SIDNEY'S CANDY (Candy Ride [Arg]) have squared off against each other. Although Tiny Woods has won both of their previous meetings, Sidney's Candy figures…

Feb 13, 2010

Mendip wins for Godolphin in Dubai

Godolphin's undefeated MENDIP (Harlan's Holiday), a Triple Crown nominee, scored a professional victory in his three-year-old debut in Dubai on Thursday. The Saeed bin Suroor pupil faced 13 rivals in the 1ST race, an about seven-furlong conditions event…

Feb 12, 2010

‘Road To The Roses’ Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge Now Online

The 2010 “Road to the Roses” Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge, a free online contest that allows racing fans to manage a stable of Kentucky Derby contenders during the three-month buildup to the historic Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I),…

Feb 12, 2010

Conveyance Continues to Shine in San Rafael

After winning his first two starts convincingly over maiden special weight and allowance rivals, Zabeel Racing International's CONVEYANCE (Indian Charlie) confirmed his status as an exciting Kentucky Derby (G1) prospect with a 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday's…

Feb 12, 2010

Lookin at Lucky, Vale of York Share Experimental High Weight

Champion two-year-old colt LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) hero VALE OF YORK (Ire) (Invincible Spirit) share the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2009 Experimental Free Handicap, released Thursday by The Jockey Club…

Feb 12, 2010

Lookin at Lucky Named Champion Two-Year-Old Male

The synthetic era in California has been good to Hall of Fame horseman Bob Baffert, who for the second consecutive year has trained the nation's leading juvenile male using an all-California campaign. Following in the hoofsteps of 2008 champion Midshipman (Unbridled's…

Feb 12, 2010

British-based Awesome Act eyes Gotham invasion

British trainer Jeremy Noseda is mapping out plans for the royally-bred AWESOME ACT (Awesome Again), who was last seen flying home for fourth in the November 7 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G2). According to a statement posted Thursday on Noseda's website, Awesome…

Feb 12, 2010

‘All Others’ Favored In Opening Kentucky Derby Futures Pool, Champ ‘Lucky’ Favored Individual

Champion 2-year-old Lookin At Lucky is the favored individual horse, but Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia is confident that the mutuel field, or ‘all others’, will again be the favored wagering interest in the opening pool of the 2010 Kentucky Derby…

Feb 12, 2010

Uptowncharlybrown meets Rule in Sam Davis

Saturday's $225,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) features a match-up between local star UPTOWNCHARLYBROWN (Limehouse) and Grade 3 winner RULE (Roman Ruler) at Tampa Bay Downs. A total of seven three-year-olds are entered for the 1 1/16-mile event, which serves as a prep…

Feb 11, 2010

American Lion stretches out in Lewis

AMERICAN LION (Tiznow) will make his two-turn debut Saturday while taking on four rivals in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) at Santa Anita. The 1 1/16-mile event, rescheduled from last Saturday's card that was lost when the Pro-Ride failed to drain properly…

Feb 10, 2010

Derby 136 Racing Introduction w/ Jill Byrne

(VIDEO) Racing Introduction from Jill Byrne.

Feb 9, 2010