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Testing, Testing: How Strong Are Racing’s Drug Testing Programs?

When the state of Maryland released a call for proposals from laboratories interested in taking on the state’s post-race testing, Dr. Rick Sams, director of the HFL Sport Science Lab in central Kentucky, read over the rules carefully. The request … Continue reading


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California Chrome Drills ‘Great’ Half-Mile for Kentucky Derby

California Chrome Drills ‘Great’ Half-Mile for Kentucky Derby

2014-04-19

Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome took another step closer to the Kentucky Derby on May 3 when he worked four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters Saturday morning in 47:80 under regular rider Victor Espinoza. “Victor said he went … Continue reading

Ride Along With California Chrome as He Prepares for Kentucky

Ride Along With California Chrome as He Prepares for Kentucky

TVG viewers got a unique experience this past week: Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome galloped Wednesday at Los Alamitos, and everyone got to go along for the ride. Wearing a helmet camera was exercise rider William Delgado. California Chrome became … Continue reading

TCI: Lexington Stakes Preview

TCI: Lexington Stakes Preview

2014-04-18

With all major preps in the books, Jon and Joel adjust the TCI Top 10 based on the realistic contenders that can make the Derby gate. Did Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate and Arkansas Derby winner Danza do enough … Continue reading

Derby History: 1971′s Cañonero II a Surprise, Not an Upset

Derby History: 1971′s Cañonero II a Surprise, Not an Upset

2014-04-16

The Paulick Report caught up with author Milt Toby at the Keeneland Library Lecture Series, where he gave a talk on the subject of his latest book, 1971 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Cañonero II. Entitled Cañonero II: The Rags … Continue reading

Churchill Downs ‘Big Board’ Construction Complete, to Launch Opening Night

Churchill Downs ‘Big Board’ Construction Complete, to Launch Opening Night

Churchill Downs says construction on its massive video board is complete.  The 171-foot wide by 90-foot tall board sits 80 feet above the ground on the backstretch, allowing fans throughout the track to see races in crystal clear high-definition. The … Continue reading

TCI: ‘A Lot of Question Marks’ Remain

TCI: ‘A Lot of Question Marks’ Remain

2014-04-10

The TCI guys recap the Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby, and discuss the great impact both races had on the TCI Top 10 and overall Derby picture. They dedicate most of the show previewing the final major weekend of … Continue reading

LoPresti on Wise Dan: ‘As Good or Better’ Than He Was at This Point Last Year

LoPresti on Wise Dan: ‘As Good or Better’ Than He Was at This Point Last Year

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will make his 2014 debut at Keeneland on Friday, in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile, a race that he won last year. On Thursday afternoon, trainer Charles LoPresti spoke with Tom Leach … Continue reading

Bobby’s Kitten and Others Work Towards Blue Grass Stakes

Bobby’s Kitten and Others Work Towards Blue Grass Stakes

2014-04-05

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Bobby’s Kitten, the possible favorite for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 12, worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 this morning with Marino Garcia aboard for trainer Chad Brown. Bobby’s Kitten worked after the … Continue reading



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