2016 kentucky derby

Shagaf Retired To Indiana Stallion Station For 2019

Shagaf, a Grade 3 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for an advertised fee of $2,000. The 6-year-old son of Bernardini raced as a homebred for Shadwell Farm, winning three of seven starts for earnings of $331,700. Trained by Chad Brown, Shagaf […]

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Nyquist To Work Before Races Saturday At Santa Anita

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is scheduled to work at 12:45 p.m. on Santa Anita’s main track Saturday before the first race, which is set to go at 1:30 p.m. Devotees of the 2015 Eclipse Award winner as champion two-year-old male will have an opportunity to see the son of Uncle Mo owned by Paul and […]

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O’Neill ‘Very Happy’ With Nyquist’s First Work Since Preakness

At his home base of Santa Anita Friday morning, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist had his first workout since returning last Sunday from Baltimore where the son of Uncle Mo trained by Doug O’Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam suffered his lone defeat after eight straight victories, finishing third in the Preakness Stakes. At the convenient […]

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Young Bloodstock Agent Living A ‘Triple Crown Dream’

Bradley Weisbord, 30, came within 1 1/4 lengths of capturing this year’s Triple Crown. The bloodstock agent, in business for less than two years, brokered deals to sell minority stakes in both Preakness-winning Exaggerator and Belmont-winning Creator, before their Classic victories. According to the Wall Street Journal, approximately 80 percent of his business as BSW […]

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Desormeaux: Exaggerator’s Strange Reaction During Work ‘No Concern’

Reunited with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux for the first time since their 3 ½-length victory in the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes May 21, Exaggerator breezed five furlongs Tuesday morning in his final work prior to Saturday’s 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The likely favorite for the Belmont, at […]

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Derby Winner Nyquist Flies Back To Santa Anita

Undefeated through victories in both the Florida and Kentucky Derbies prior to tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Nyquist is scheduled to return to O’Neill’s Barn 88 at Santa Anita at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT. Ensconced at Pimlico Race Course just outside Baltimore since the […]

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Exaggerator, ‘Squealing And On His Toes,’ Arrives At Belmont

Preakness hero Exaggerator arrived in New York in good order early Sunday afternoon to continue his preparations for the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11. Accompanied by Julie Clark, assistant to California-based trainer Keith Desormeaux, Exaggerator stepped off the van from Pimlico Race […]

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Triple Crown Attempt Denied In 2016: Will ‘Pharoah Effect’ Last?

In 2015, American Pharoah was heralded as the “savior” of the horse-racing industry after his striking Triple Crown-capturing victory in the Belmont Stakes. Ending the 37-year drought between winners of the elusive three races, the colt drew new fans into the sport and recaptured the imagination of its old fans. “Spurred by American Pharoah,” writes […]

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Preakness Alibi Breakfast: Just Enjoying The Ride

The Alibi Breakfast is a Preakness tradition dating back to the 1930s. It has evolved over the years into a chance for fans and connections to rub elbows while trainers crack jokes and make predictions about the weekend’s race. The event has expanded to include a handful of awards for industry and media members, as […]

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‘He’s Kind Of A Bad Boy’: Lani’s Morning Antics Enlivened Derby Week

“He’s got a lot of fans because of his personality,” Keita Tanaka, spokesman for owner Koji Maeda, told Newsday. “He’s kind of a bad boy, and people like bad boys.” Lani, a striking gray son of Tapit, and his morning antics provided a unique fire during the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby, and even exercise […]

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