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Medina Spirit battles to the Kentucky Derby (G1) finish line (Photo by by Jamie Newell/TwinSpires)
Study Guide: 2021 Preakness Stakes

The Triple Crown continues on Saturday at Pimlico with the 146th running of the $1 million Preakness (G1). The 1 3/16-mile classic has drawn a competitive field of 10, including Kentucky Derby (G1) starters Medina Spirit, Midnight Bourbon, and Keepmeinmind. Ram Total…

May 12, 2021

Rombauer wins the El Camino Real Derby (Shane Micheli/Vassar Photography)
Expert Pick of the Week: 2021 Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby runner Medina Spirit will set his sights on the second jewel of the Triple Crown in Saturday’s $1 million Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico. A field of 10 sophomores will go postward in the historic 1 3/16-mile contest, and I think that an upset…

May 12, 2021

Medina Spirit fends off Mandaloun (center) and Hot Rod Charlie (left) in the Kentucky Derby (Coady Photo)
Early look at Preakness: Triple Crown newcomers eye the second jewel

Only two of his Kentucky Derby (G1) rivals are expected to try Medina Spirit again in the May 15 Preakness S. (G1), both also-rans, but several fresh challengers are lining up at Pimlico. Most notable on that list of “new shooters” is fellow Bob Baffert trainee…

May 7, 2021

Baffert's Seventh Win at Churchill Downs
It’s Seventh Heaven At Baffert Barn Following Medina Spirit's Historic Kentucky Derby Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Sunday, May 2, 2021) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert added his record-breaking seventh Kentucky Derby trophy to his collection Saturday when Zedan Racing’s Medina Spirit held on to win the 147th running of the “Run for the Roses.” “Can he…

May 2, 2021

Medina Spirit Claims the Garland of Roses in the 147th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve
Medina Spirit Claims the Garland of Roses in the 147th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve

LOUISVILLE, KY., (May 1, 2020) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that Medina Spirit claimed the Garland of Roses in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The Company…

May 2, 2021

Medina Spirit winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs (Jamie Newell/TwinSpires
Medina Spirit Refuses To Yield In Kentucky Derby Upset

History was made on Saturday at Churchill Downs when Medina Spirit sprung a 12-1 upset in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1), giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the “Run for the Roses.”Under a perfect ride…

May 2, 2021

Kentucky Derby 147 Post-Race News Conference Transcript
Kentucky Derby 147 Post-Race News Conference Transcript

JIM MULVIHILL: Congratulations to Medina Spirit, winner of Kentucky Derby 147. And we are happy to be joined by winning jockey, John Velazquez, and owner, Amr Zedan. Congratulations to you both. Johnny, this is your fourth Kentucky Derby win. You become the…

May 2, 2021

Kentucky Derby 147 Winner - Medina Spirit
Medina Spirit Holds Off Mandaloun To Give Baffert Record Seventh Kentucky Derby Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit fought back after relinquishing the lead to Mandaloun at midstretch to post a half-length to win the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI)…

May 2, 2021

Colonel Liam, Domestic Spending Dead Heat
Colonel Liam, Domestic Spending Dead Heat For Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – It turned out to be too close to call at the wire.Robert and Lawana Low’s favored Colonel Liam and Klaravich Stables’ Domestic Spending (GB) hit the finish line together to dead heat for the victory with Smooth Like…

May 1, 2021

Flagstaff Prevails
Flagstaff Prevails In Tight Finish To Win Grade I Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – Lane’s End Racing and Hronis Racing’s Flagstaff re-emerged from the middle of a tight pack in the final yards to win the 86th running of the $500,000 Churchill Downs presented by Ford (GI) for 4-year-olds and up by a…

May 1, 2021

American Turf winner - Du Jour
Du Jour Proves Best In American Turf

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – Natalie Baffert and Debbie Lanni’s Du Jour surged to the front at the sixteenth pole en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the 30th running of the $500,000 American Turf presented by Derby City Gaming (GII) for 3-year-olds.Trained…

May 1, 2021

Jackie's Warrior Wins Pat Day Mile Thriller
Jackie's Warrior Edges Dream Shake In Pat Day Mile Thriller

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Jackie’s Warrior set a blistering pace and had enough left to hold off Dream Shake by a head after a furious stretch duel to win the 97th running of the $500,000 Pat Day Mile presented by LG&E…

May 1, 2021

Derby City Distaff Victory for Gamine
Gamine Becomes A Millionaire With Derby City Distaff Victory

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – Michael Lund Petersen’s champion sprinter Gamine went to the front and then repulsed a challenge from Sconsin to win the 35th running of the $500,000 Derby City Distaff presented by Kendall-Jackson Winery (GI) for fillies…

May 1, 2021

Blowout - Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Winner
Blowout Hangs On To Win Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – Peter Brant’s Blowout (GB) built a huge early lead and then held off a host of challengers in deep stretch by a half-length to win the 36th running of the $500,000 Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) for fillies…

May 1, 2021

Backside at Churchill Downs
An Excellent Morning After for Oaks Heroine Malathaat

LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 1, 2021) – “Excellent.”That was trainer Todd Pletcher’s all-encompassing answer to the question of Malathaat’s condition on the morning after her gutsy run and neck victory in the Grade I Longines Kentucky Oaks Saturday at Churchill…

May 1, 2021

147th Longines Kentucky Oaks Winner - Malathaat
Malathaat Outduels Search Results In Battle Of Unbeatens To Win 147th Longines Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, April 30, 2021) – Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat edged Search Results by a neck after a stretch battle of undefeated fillies to win the 147th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) for 3-year-old fillies before a crowd…

Apr 30, 2021