Triple Crown

Geroux Named To Ride Sunland Derby Winner Hence In Run For The Roses

Trainer Steve Asmussen has named jockey Florent Geroux as the rider for Kentucky Derby candidate Hence on the first Saturday in May, according to drf.com. The Calumet Farm-owned and bred son of Street Boss was a two-length winner of the G3 Sunland Derby in his most recent outing. Monday morning, Hence worked in company with […]

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Churchill Downs: Busy Monday Morning As Host Of KY Derby Contenders Turn In Works

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five […]

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J Boys Echo Puts In ‘Really Solid Work’ At Churchill Sunday

Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo breezed a half-mile in :49.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. J Boys Echo, with regular exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, was clocked in splits of :12, :24.40 and :37 before galloping out […]

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Battalion Runner, Cloud Computing Work Over Belmont Training Track Saturday

Kentucky Derby candidate Battalion Runner put in his penultimate breeze before the Run for the Roses on Saturday, working a half-mile in company timed in 49.11 seconds over the Belmont training track, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of Unbridled’s Song galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.43, and six furlongs in 1:16.25. His work had […]

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Battle Of Midway, Gormley Record Penultimate Breezes For Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby candidate Battle of Midway worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track early Saturday morning, after which Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer expressed satisfaction with his efforts. Battle of Midway, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms when second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was purchased by the partnership of […]

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Rain Dampens First Exclusive Derby/Oaks Training Period At Churchill Downs

Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCraken and the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’ exclusive Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training periods from 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times EDT). Both colts galloped in the mud in preparation for […]

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‘We Lost A Good Horse’: Reach The World Suffers Catastrophic Injuries During Training

Don Alberto Stable homebred Reach the World suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg during a workout at Santa Anita Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, most recently fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, had to be euthanized as a result of what was reported to be severe sesamoid fractures. “This […]

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State Of Honor ‘Developing Well’; Impending Weather Threatens Derby, Oaks Workout Plans

Trainer Mark Casse’s barn breezed 16 horses Friday morning at Churchill Downs including Florida Derby (GI) runner-up State of Honor, who worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, and Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) winner Salty, who breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 […]

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Girvin Shipped From Trackside To Keeneland In Anticipation Of Heavy Thunderstorms

Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2), will be spending the next few days at Keeneland to continue training for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6. “We are going to utilize the (all-weather) training track the next couple of days,” said trainer […]

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Olympian Bode Miller Buys Into Derby Hopeful Fast And Accurate

Bode Miller, 2010 Olympic gold medalist, multiple World Cup alpine skiing champion and horseman, has bought a stake in Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Fast and Accurate. Trained by Mike Maker and bred in Pennsylvania by John Penn, Fast and Accurate won the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park March 25 to […]

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