Nyquist works in company at Keeneland on 4.29.2016. Mario Guiterrez in the irons.
‘He Exceeded Our Expectations’: O’Neill Pleased With Nyquist’s Friday Work

At 12:15 p.m. on Friday, 50 minutes before the start of the closing-day card of Keeneland’s 2016 Spring Meet, several thousand fans who arrived early crowded along the rail to watch Reddam Racing’s undefeated champion and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) favorite Nyquist turn in his final work for the May 7 classic. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Cutting Through The Madness

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby is a singular art. There’s no sporting event so brief in duration that prompts such a monumental amount of time devoted to figuring it out. With the Derby just over a week away, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick latch onto a couple of concepts that might help reduce the stress of […]

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Victor Espinoza salutes the crowd after American Pharoah's victory in the KY Derby
‘Triple Crown Training’: ABR Releases Final Episode In Series

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform created and funded by The Jockey Club, today released the fourth and final episode of a new and original ABR Films video series, “Triple Crown Training: Where American Pharoah Learned to Be a Racehorse.” The series, presented and sponsored by Fasig-Tipton, chronicles the success […]

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Yahoo Finance interviews Churchill CEO Bill Carstanjen
Yahoo Finance: Churchill CEO Carstanjen On ‘The Business Of Horse Racing’

Churchill Downs will kick off its 2016 racing season April 30, and just a week later, will hold the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Churchill CEO Bill Carstanjen recently sat down with Yahoo Finance to talk about the Derby, and the “business of horse racing.” Check out his interview in the video below.  

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Mike Repole (center) embraces trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez after Outwork wins the Wood Memorial
Repole Hopes Outwork Can Give Him What Uncle Mo Couldn’t

Owner Mike Repole remembers fondly the day that Uncle Mo won him the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2010, calling it the “number one” victory of his ownership career, according to Now a wildly successful stallion, Uncle Mo has given Repole another gift: the owner’s first homebred Kentucky Derby hopeful, Outwork. “For so many reasons […]

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Mor Spirit and Gary Stevens worked a swift five furlongs on April 26
Mor Spirit Zips Through Five-Furlong Work

Mor Spirit, runner-up to Exaggerator in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (GI) last time out, put in his first breeze over the Churchill Downs main track for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Tuesday morning during Churchill Downs’ special 8:30-8:45 a.m. training window, which is exclusive to possible starters in […]

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Gun Runner works at Churchill April 25
Creator, Gun Runner Turn In Breezes Monday Morning

During the training period specifically reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders at Churchill Downs, two of Steve Asmussen’s colts turned in six furlong breezes. Gun Runner was the first to appear under Florent Geroux, entering the racetrack near the five-eighths pole and moving off the right way immediately. He loped around to the front […]

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Werther wins the QEII Challenge Cup at Sha Tin
Werther Dominates International Field In Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

John Moore trainee Werther exploded to a 4 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s Group 1, HK$20 million (US $2,577,967.4) Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong. A New Zealand-bred by Tavistock, a Group 1 winner in Australia and New Zealand himself, 4-year-old Werther had previously captured the Hong Kong Derby by […]

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Shagaf breezes at Churchill April 24
Shagaf, My Man Sam Breeze At Churchill Sunday

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf had his first work over the Churchill Downs surface Sunday morning during the training period reserved for Oaks and Derby contenders, rolling through a half-mile in :48 2/5 with splits of :12 4/5, :24 3/5, and :36 3/5. He galloped out in 1:01 1/5 and 1:14 3/5. The son of Bernardini most […]

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Finest City wins the Great Lady M Stakes
Finest City Upsets Great Lady M For New Track Record

Seltzer Thoroughbreds’ Finest City was the 1 1/4-length victor at odds of 8-1 in Saturday’s Grade 2 Great Lady M. Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 4-year-old daughter of City Zip set a new track record for 6 1/2 furlongs on the fast main track, covering the distance in 1:14.48 for Ian Kruljac, giving […]

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