2018 kentucky derby

Combatant Headed To Sadler Barn After Bringing $220,000 At Keeneland November Sale

Combatant, a multiple Grade 2-placed runner who ran in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, will head to the west coast to continue his racing career after selling to a client of trainer John Sadler for $220,000 on Tuesday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, per bloodstock agent David Ingordo. The 4-year-old Scat Daddy ridgling has […]

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Grade 1 Winner Audible Retired, To Stand At WinStar Farm In 2020

Audible, Into Mischief’s Grade 1 Florida Derby winner, has been retired and will enter stud at WinStar Farm for the 2020 breeding season. One of the most consistent 3-year-olds of his generation, Audible was never off the board in five stakes with three stakes wins in his sophomore season for owners WinStar Farm, China Horse […]

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Report: Bolt d’Oro Could Still Make Preakness, Ruis Waiting Out Justify

The Blood-Horse reported Wednesday afternoon that there may be a change of plans in store for multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro. Although owner/trainer Mick Ruis had planned to send the colt back to California for a freshener, he has instead transferred to Keeneland. Ruis told The Blood-Horse he is waiting to see what happens with Kentucky Derby winner […]

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Updated: No Evidence Of Scratches On Justify Tuesday, Colt Recovering From Bruise

Two days after trainer Bob Baffert told the media Kentucky Derby winner Justify was suffering from scratches, Kentucky Horse Racing commission veterinarians said the colt appeared to be sound once again. “The horse walked, jogged, and turned in tight circles in both directions today without evidence of lameness,” said Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director […]

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Kentucky Derby Ratings Decline From 2017; Highest Rated Saturday Show Since Olympics

Ratings for Saturday’s NBC Sports telecast of the 144th Kentucky Derby fell by 13 percent from 2017, due largely to head-to-head competition with an NBA playoff game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. There was no NBA game competing with the 2017 Kentucky Derby telecast. For the one-hour portion of the five-hour telecast devoted […]

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On To Pimlico For Justify: Baffert A Perfect 4-For-4 In Preakness With Kentucky Derby Winners

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify, an historic winner of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, is bound for legendary Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 19. In a phone call to Hall […]

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Record $225.7 Million Wagered On Kentucky Derby Day Program

Fans braved a steady all-day rain and the wettest Kentucky Derby ever as Justify captured the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Attendance of 157,813, was the eighth highest attendance figure in track history. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on […]

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Times Asks: Who Exactly Is China Horse Club?

As Justify and Audible prepare to go to the post for the Kentucky Derby, the New York Times wrote Friday that questions remain about the identity and operations of China Horse Club, co-owner in both horses. The organization, which claims about 200 members, has been secretive about the identity of its members and the investment […]

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Pedigree Stats Suggest Hofburg, Instilled Regard, Solomini Most Likely To Go Derby Distance

An annual analysis by the Daily Racing Form’s breeding department seeks to answer the age-old question: which Kentucky Derby hopefuls are most likely to stick the 1 1/4-mile distance? The Form’s Joe Nevills calculates the average winning distance for the progeny of both sire and dam for each Derby horse — that is, the average distance of […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Recovery Time After Long Hauls

QUESTION: When a horse ships long distances to race, why do some lose so much weight…and how long does it take them to recover fully? DR. PETER MORRESEY: Transportation causes stress in horses. Many things are done to minimize this, but stress cannot be eliminated completely and like people, horses respond individually. Many studies have […]

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