Ryan Moore

Derby Notes: O’Brien Confident Mendelssohn ‘Can Compete,’ Colt Coming In ‘Fresh’

On a warm and breezy Friday morning at Churchill Downs all entrants for Saturday’s 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) stretched their legs. Twenty of the 21 entrants were on the fast track in the 5:45-6 a.m. training window reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses. Mendelssohn came out at 6:50 a.m. (all times Eastern) […]

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Mendelssohn Announces His Presence During First Training Session At Churchill Downs

The highly-anticipated appearance of UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn on Thursday morning was announced with his usual high-pitched whinnies as the colt stepped out onto the Churchill Downs surface for the first time. A half-brother to champion Beholder and to top young sire Into Mischief, Mendelssohn is well-known for his “talkative” nature during his morning exercise. […]

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Moore ‘Fascinated’ By Kentucky Derby, Likely To Choose Mendelssohn Over A 2000 Guineas Mount

Aidan O’Brien expects Ryan Moore to partner Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby over riding in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. Moore has had a long-held ambition to win the Churchill Downs spectacular, and appears to have every chance after Mendelssohn put up a breathtaking performance in running away with the UAE Derby at Meydan last month. […]

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Order Of St George Kicks Off 2018 Season With A Bang At Navan

Order Of St George got his season off to a successful start when outclassing his two rivals in the Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. The 2016 Gold Cup hero was turned over 12 months ago by Torcedor when sent off the 4-5 favourite, but he made no mistake this time. Having his first race since […]

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Classic Choices: Will Moore Take Derby Mount On Mendelssohn, Or Ride 2000 Guineas?

Even by his remarkable standards, the first weekend in May could be huge for trainer Aidan O’Brien, with Mendelssohn firmly on target to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. There has been plenty of discussion about whether Ryan Moore will ride at Newmarket or in America, but O’Brien is in no rush to […]

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O’Brien-Trained Gustav Klimt Easily Takes 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

Gustav Klimt booked his ticket for Newmarket in swooping late to bag the Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s charge had been off the track since winning the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July, but punters were still keen on his chances, sending him off the 6-4 favourite for the seven-furlong […]

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Good Magic Es El Caballo A Vencer Ante 13 Rivales Este Sábado En El Blue Grass Stakes

La buena noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. (G2, $1,000,000) obtiene 100 puntos que lo clasifican para correr en el Kentucky Derby (G1). La mala noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. no gana el Kentucky Derby desde que Strike the Gold lograra triunfar en ambas carreras en 1991. Catorce tresañeros – más un […]

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Newmarket or Churchill Downs? A Classic Choice For Ryan Moore

British bookmakers are taking bets on where jockey Ryan Moore will be on the first Saturday in May: at Churchill Downs to ride Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby or at Newmarket aboard Saxon Warrior in the English classic, the 2000 Guineas. So far, the Racing Post reports, bettors are favoring Kentucky for Moore, who rode […]

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Mendelssohn Brinda Una Soberbia Demostración En El UAE Derby, Queda Listo Para El Kentucky Derby

Aunque no se esperaban sorpresas en el UAE Derby (G2, $2,000,000), resulta que al final sí hubo una, bastante grata. Mendelssohn ganó por casi 20 cuerpos y pulverizó el récord de pista de Meydan para 1900 metros. El hijo de Scat Daddy y hermano materno de la campeona Beholder superó ampliamente las expectativas al obtener […]

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Mendelssohn Annihilates UAE Derby Field In First Start On Dirt

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last fall, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn added to his record on Saturday with a dominating victory in the Group 2 UAE Derby in his first start on a dirt course. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy left the starting gates on top and never relinquished his lead, crossing the wire […]

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