Irish War Cry Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work 

By By Claire Novak Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry put in his final work for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) April 30 at Fair Hill Training Center near Elkton, Md., clocking six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 on trainer Graham Motion’s watch. …read more Via:: Irish War Cry Solid […]

Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation 

Horse racing’s most visible races are set to begin with the Kentucky Derby during the first week of May …read more Via:: Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation       

Farhaan Makes the Grade in Thunder Road 

By By Jeremy Balan In his second start for trainer Phil D’Amato, Matthew Schera’s Farhaan took an impressive step forward April 29 to win his first graded stakes in the $100,000 Thunder Road (G3T) at Santa Anita Park. …read more Via:: Farhaan Makes the Grade in Thunder Road       

War Correspondent Responds in Miami Mile 

By By BloodHorse Staff After conceding the lead early to a determined Applicator, War Correspondent snatched that advantage back when it counted most, overtaking the pacesetter in midstretch en route to a one-length victory in the April 29 $100,000 Miami Mile Stakes (G3T). …read more Via:: War Correspondent Responds in Miami Mile       

Kentucky Derby Notes for 4/29 

J Boys Echo breezed at Churchill, Girvin worked at Keeneland, and Gormley worked at Santa Anita. Malagacy and Battalion Runner both dropped out of the Derby letting in Lookin at Lee and Sonneteer. Check out comments and photos for the Derby and Oaks horses plus probable starters, arrival times, barn lists, and possible entries for […]

Kentucky Derby Traditions – The Trophy 

All about the 14kt gold trophy for the winner of the Kentucky Derby, one of the big Derby traditions. …read more Via:: Kentucky Derby Traditions – The Trophy       

Business as Usual for J Boys Echo in Derby Breeze 

By By Alicia Wincze Hughes J Boys Echo was his typical self in his final work for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), rolling through a five-furlong drill in 1:01 with stablemate Little Irishdancer. …read more Via:: Business as Usual for J Boys Echo in Derby Breeze       

Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever 

One thing for sure in this wide-open Kentucky Derby: Bob Baffert won’t have a horse running …read more Via:: Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever       

2 stakes races highlight Churchill Downs’ opening night 

Churchill Downs opens with two stakes races leading a slate of features approaching next weekend’s 143rd runnings of the marquee Kentucky De… …read more Via:: 2 stakes races highlight Churchill Downs’ opening night       

Quiet Business Wins Bewitch on Keeneland’s Closing Day 

By By BloodHorse Staff Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1 1/2-mile Bewitch Stakes (G3T) on closing day of the track’s spring meet April 28. …read more Via:: Quiet Business Wins Bewitch on Keeneland’s Closing Day       

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