Kentucky Derby Day

2019 Kentucky Derby Sets All-Time Handle Records; $4.1 Million Wagered In Japan

Derby fans weathered a steady late-afternoon rain as Country House captured the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on the Kentucky Derby race. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program totaled $250.9 million, […]

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Santa Anita’s Pick Six Jackpot Features $356,000 Carryover Sunday

With a festive Kentucky Derby Day crowd of 21,450 on hand for mint juleps and tremendous racing, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $356,332 into Sunday at The Great Race Place. With $185,732 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Rainbow […]

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Asmussen Gets 8,000th Career Win On Derby Day At Churchill Downs

Lookin At Lee, runner-up to Always Dreaming in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, gave Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen career win No. 8,000 in Saturday’s third race at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The victory in the allowance race by Lookin At Lee, owned by L and N Racing and ridden by Ricardo […]

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West Palm Beach Seeks Fourth Consecutive Win In Senorita At Santa Anita

A pair of Irish-breds, West Palm Beach and Pursuing The Dream, along with Kentucky-bred Exuberance, all figure prominently among a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. An impressive winner over the course of her U.S. debut on March 16, West Palm […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing’s Return Highlights Trio Of Belmont Graded Stakes Saturday

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Cloud Computing will be making his first start in more than eight months as part of a field of six in the Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day, at Belmont Park. Carded as race 11 on the 12-race card and following the 144th […]

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Untamed Domain Tops Overflow Field In American Turf

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain, runner-up in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (GI) to Mendelssohn, tops a field of 14 and two also-eligibles for the Grade 2 American Turf at Churchill Downs on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby card. The American Turf will go as the day’s ninth race with a 3:37 p.m. post time. Trained […]

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Divisidero Last-To-First In Woodford Reserve For Third Consecutive Derby Day Turf Victory

Tom Keithley’s Divisidero has an impeccable record on Kentucky Derby day in the Bluegrass; to date, the 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy has won a turf stake on the first Saturday in May for three consecutive years. Ridden with stone-cold patience by Julien Leparoux, Divisidero was nearly last of the 11-horse field in the G1 […]

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Miss Temple City To Make 2017 Debut In Distaff Turf Mile

Multiple Grade 1 winner Miss Temple City will make her long-awaited 2017 debut in Saturday’s G2 Churchill Downs Distaff Turf Mile. Trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form Tuesday morning that the 5-year-old mare would run in the $300,000 stakes race, which is on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Miss Temple City lost some training time earlier […]

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Divisidero Flies Home Late To Take American Turf

Divisidero flew past A Lot deep in the stretch to capture the G2 American Turf by three-quarters of a length at Churchill Downs May 2. It was just the third career start for the 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, who now has won two out of three starts. At the start it was Tuba that […]

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Stephanie’s Kitten, Bayern Among Stars On Derby Day Undercard

A well-matched field of 12 grass specialists including the ultra-consistent mare Stephanie’s Kitten in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and the 2015 debuts of Judy the Beauty and Bayern highlight a delicious Saturday appetizer leading up to the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) at Churchill […]

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