Kentucky Derby News

Rich Strike in the Paddock
Ethereal Road Out, Rich Strike Is In

There was one defection from the Kentucky Derby field Friday morning as Julie Gilbert and Aaron Sones’ Ethereal Road was declared out of the race.That opened the door for RED TR-Racing’s Rich Strike who will start from post 20 under Sonny Leon for trainer Eric…

May 6, 2022

Thurby 148
Tom’s Regret Wins Kentucky Juvenile; Toby’s Heart Catches Change Of Control At Wire To Win Unbridled Sidney; Gray’s Fable Goes Wire To Wire In Opening Verse

Griffin Stables, Saul Carrilo, Victor Flores and Eugene Zondlo’s Tom’s Regret used the inside post to his advantage by taking the lead out of the gate and going on to win the 28th running of the $200,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds by a length over The…

May 5, 2022

Simplification as a weanling at Keeneland November (Photo by Kelcey Loges/Taylor Made)
Tales from the Crib: Simplification

The single Florida-bred in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), Simplification represents the Sunshine State in more ways than one. Owners Tami Bobo and Tristan de Meric are likewise from Ocala, and he’s raced exclusively at Gulfstream Park so far.  Simplification’s…

May 5, 2022

Horse and trainer standing with stormy sky
Calm Before the Storm, Literally, for Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

It was a quiet morning filled with routine gallops and no drama two days before the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.However, a storm is brewing with rain forecast to begin falling around 4 o’clock this afternoon and continuing into Saturday morning with…

May 5, 2022

Epicenter wins the Gun Runner Stakes at Fair Grounds (Photo by Lou Hodges Jr./Hodges Photography)
Expert Pick of the Week: 2022 Kentucky Derby

A full field of 20 three-year-olds will travel 1 1/4 miles on the famed Churchill Downs strip in Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1). The 148th Run for the Roses attracted a fantastic field of youngsters in what appears to be a wide-open contest. I have…

May 4, 2022

Epicenter wins the Louisiana Derby (Photo by Amanda Hodges-Weir/Hodges Photography)
How to spend $20 using Epicenter in the KY Derby

The Kentucky Derby (G1) is a historical moment in its own right, but this year even more so because the all-time winningest trainer in North America is going to win his first Kentucky Derby. Long on the duck at 0-for-23, Steve Asmussen has the best horse…

May 4, 2022

2022 Kentucky Derby Trophy (Photo by Coady Photography)
Study Guide: 2022 Kentucky Derby

Get ready, racing fans! An overflow field of 22 talented three-year-old Thoroughbreds has been entered in the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, presenting one of the hardest handicapping challenges of the year. The historic…

May 4, 2022

Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby
Pedigree fun facts for 2022 Kentucky Derby

From dominant sire lines to deep maternal families, the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) field has connections to past editions of the “Run for the Roses.” Pioneerof the Nile and Uncle Mo have already sired a Derby winner. Two sires of contenders are already…

May 4, 2022

White Abarrio
Kentucky Derby Update: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

C2 Racing Stable and La Milagrosa Stable’s White Abarrio made his first appearance on the Churchill Downs racetrack since last November when he jogged Tuesday morning over the sloppy surface. Trained by Saffie Joseph Jr., White Abarrio finished third in…

May 3, 2022

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