KY Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Miss Sky Warrior Beats The Storm, Turns In Half-Mile Breeze

Kentucky Oaks Barn Notes for Thursday, April 27: EVER SO CLEVER – Fantasy (GIII) winner Ever So Clever galloped in the first set of horses for trainer Steve Asmussen Thursday morning with Angel Garcia aboard. FARRELL – Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell walked the shedrow at trainer Wayne Catalano’s barn a day after working six furlongs in […]

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Geroux Named To Ride Sunland Derby Winner Hence In Run For The Roses

Trainer Steve Asmussen has named jockey Florent Geroux as the rider for Kentucky Derby candidate Hence on the first Saturday in May, according to drf.com. The Calumet Farm-owned and bred son of Street Boss was a two-length winner of the G3 Sunland Derby in his most recent outing. Monday morning, Hence worked in company with […]

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Churchill Downs: Busy Monday Morning As Host Of KY Derby Contenders Turn In Works

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five […]

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J Boys Echo Puts In ‘Really Solid Work’ At Churchill Sunday

Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo breezed a half-mile in :49.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. J Boys Echo, with regular exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, was clocked in splits of :12, :24.40 and :37 before galloping out […]

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State Of Honor ‘Developing Well’; Impending Weather Threatens Derby, Oaks Workout Plans

Trainer Mark Casse’s barn breezed 16 horses Friday morning at Churchill Downs including Florida Derby (GI) runner-up State of Honor, who worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, and Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) winner Salty, who breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 […]

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Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill; Hence, J Boys Echo Return To Work Tab

Classic Empire, last year’s champion 2-year-old who won Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (Grade I), arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday morning to prepare for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6. Classic Empire, who is expected to vie for favoritism in the Kentucky Derby after his half-length Arkansas […]

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Kentucky Derby: Who’s In, Who’s Out Of The Top 20

Okay, racing fans: it’s that time of the year. With all the prep races run and three weeks before the big dance, all that’s left is watching each of the contenders in the Top 20 on the Derby Leaderboard as they work up to the Run for the Roses. Two of those are late nominees […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Man o’ War’s Century Of Influence

A classic winner and unbeaten at 3 in 1920, Man o’ War closed out his historic career with an emphatic victory over the previous year’s star Sir Barton, who is recognized as the first winner of the Triple Crown. Such is Man o’ War’s renown as a racer that some fans do not know his […]

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Hence, Conquest Mo Money Under Consideration For Additional Preps Before Kentucky Derby

The top two finishers from Sunday’s G3 Sunland Derby, Hence and Conquest Mo Money, are both being pointed to the first Saturday in May, according to drf.com. Conquest Mo Money was not Triple Crown nominated, but his connections intend to pay the $200,000 late fee required to make him eligible. Both Hence and Conquest Mo […]

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