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The Champ Settles In At Churchill Downs

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade I) at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful Monday journey from the Hot Springs, Ark., track to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., where he … Continue reading

Zayat On American Pharoah: ‘Best Horse I’ve Ever Owned’

The top three finishers from Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said Sunday morning. American Pharoah earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure … Continue reading

New York’s Drug Testing Program Has Its Own ‘Style’

“It just doesn’t pass the smell test.” Attorney Drew Mollica repeated the phrase, utterly mystified a few days after his client, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was handed a fine and suspension for overages of both flunixin and furosemide … Continue reading

Lukas Discusses Take Charge Brandi On ‘In The Gate’ Podcast

On the latest edition of ESPN’s “In the Gate” podcast, trainer D. Wayne Lukas sat down with host Barry Abrams to discuss juvenile filly champion Take Charge Brandi’s upcoming start against males in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes March 14 … Continue reading

‘It’s My Derby’: Pincay, Cordero Among Special Guests for April Fundraiser

At the historic Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, future Kentucky Derby winners have been sold to the highest bidder and gone on to greatness in winning the World’s Greatest Race. Names such as I’ll Have Another, Animal Kingdom, Big Brown … Continue reading

‘Brandi’ To Take On The Boys In Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Champion Take Charge Brandi will make her next start in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 14, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas told the DRF that the daughter of Giant’s … Continue reading

Next Start Still Undecided For Take Charge Brandi

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said he hopes to breeze champion Take Charge Brandi Monday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for her next start, possibly against males in the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 14. “At this point,” … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Possible For Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Champion Take Charge Brandi may take on the boys sooner rather than later as her connections mull a possible start in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 14. Owner Willis Horton told the Blood-Horse on Wednesday that the … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Posts Bullet Work In Preparation For Honeybee

Champion Take Charge Brandi posted a five-furlong bullet work (1:00.40) Saturday at Oaklawn, a major move in preparation for the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies March 7. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas breezed Take Charge Brandi … Continue reading

Honeybee Next for ‘Brandi’ on Road to Kentucky Oaks

Moments after Take Charge Brandi’s victory in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn, owner Willis Horton left the door open for his champion to challenge males in upcoming months. As expected, the 3-year-old filly’s Hall of Fame … Continue reading