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Kentucky Derby Chart Revised With New Margins Mid-Pack

Equibase issued a new version of the chart for Kentucky Derby 144 Tuesday, one that sees dramatic revisions in the margins between horses in the middle of the pack. According to Daily Racing Form, speed figure makers expressed concerns that some of the margins had to be off. Among them, 10th place finisher Solomini was listed […]

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Derby Notes: Favorite Justify ‘Acted Like A Pro’ In First Churchill Downs Gallop

China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s undefeated Justify, who was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Kentucky Derby 144 after 21 horses were entered Tuesday morning, made his first appearance on the main track at Churchill Downs during the 7:30-7:45 training window for Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses. Justify arrived from his Southern California base Monday afternoon on a flight that also included stablemate Solomini as well […]

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Mendelssohn Moves Up In Latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Media voters appear to be coming around to UAE (G2) winner Mendelssohn, the only 3-year-old to move up in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll just 12 days out from the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). With the final prep races run two weekends ago, this week’s rankings were determined without any new race results and could foreshadow […]

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Justify Leads Audible, Good Magic In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Undefeated Justify has taken over the top spot in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll and will likely be favored in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve after winning Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) by three lengths over Bolt d’Oro, who had topped the NTRA Top-3-Year-Old Poll for its first 10 weeks. The lightly raced Justify – trained by Bob […]

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McLaughlin Will Train Enticed At Palm Meadows For The ‘Weather,’ ‘Quiet’

Godolphin Racing’s Enticed emerged from his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct no worse for wear and will continue to target the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin Sunday morning. Enticed, by Medaglia d’Oro and out of multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, raced in second early behind rank pacesetter Old Time Revival and battled […]

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Vino Rosso Survives Inquiry, Objection In Wood To Give Pletcher Another Derby Contender

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection involving the stretch run of Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial resulted in no change, meaning that trainer Todd Pletcher has yet another weapon in his Kentucky Derby arsenal. Vino Rosso (4-1) and jockey John Velazquez crossed the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of 6-5 favorite Enticed, though the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Trio

A trio of prep races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s racing action across the United States. The Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby features an exciting match-up between the gutsy Bolt d’Oro and upstart Justify, while the G2 Blue Grass has drawn a big field including champion Good Magic and Grade 1 winners […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Solid Wood?

A group of nine is set to line up for Saturday’s 100-point Kentucky Derby prep in New York, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The question is, based on recent history, will any of them make noise in Louisville? Today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute looks at the history of the race as a […]

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Clasificado Para El Kentucky Derby, Enticed Luce Como El Caballo A Vencer En El Wood Memorial Stakes

Aunque el Wood Memorial S. (G2, $1,000,000) en cierta forma ha perdido relevancia como carrera productora de ganadores del Kentucky Derby (G1), no deja de ser un importante paso en la ruta a la Carrera de las Rosas, toda vez que ofrece 100 puntos al ganador que garantizan su participación en el gran evento. Pasada […]

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Enticed Preparing For ‘Tough Race’ In Wood Memorial

Grade 3 Gotham winner Enticed wrapped up his major preparations for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, breezing a half-mile on Friday at trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida. The Godolphin homebred breezed in company with 3-year-old maiden First Commander, who broke off along […]

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