Keith Desormeaux

Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off With $5.275 Million In Prize Money

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 14) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature […]

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My Boy Jack Out With Ankle Chip, Expected To Race In 2019

My Boy Jack has officially been taken out of training, according to drf.com, after the discovery of an ankle chip which will require surgery to remove. The 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will miss the remainder of this season, but is expected to return to the races in 2019. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack […]

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My Boy Jack Ready To Retry Turf In Grade 1 Belmont Derby

Grade 1 Belmont Derby contender My Boy Jack has settled in well at Belmont Park following his Tuesday arrival from California, said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux. The Belmont Derby will be the first start for the Creative Cause colt since finishing a late-running fifth in the Kentucky Derby and his first start […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products, Inc.: A Cat Called Ian Wilkes

Sometime early in Kentucky Derby week, Keith Desormeaux assistant and longtime partner Julie Clark acquired a very persistent fan. A friendly brown tabby showed up in the barn where My Boy Jack and several other Desormeaux shippers have been stabled, toward the Longfield Ave side of the barn complex. The cat (Clark wasn’t sure if […]

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My Boy Jack To ‘Chill Out’ At Keeneland Through Saturday, Then Ship To Churchill

Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack walked the shedrow Sunday morning, a day after his come-from-behind victory in the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) that earned him a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 5. “He ate up everything last night and this morning […]

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My Boy Jack Will Make Derby Field After Lexington Win

The short stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes was a big question for late-running favorite My Boy Jack, but Kent Desormeaux timed his ride perfectly to hit the wire just a head in front of the 7-2 Telekinesis. Owned by Monomoy Stable and Don’t Tell My Wife Stable, My Boy Jack earned 20 points […]

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Adequan Presents Derby Capsule: Making Moves And Snatching Points

The Kentucky Derby prep season never fails in one respect. It always flies by. The calendar tells us the Derby is a scant three weeks away, and after this weekend’s final preps in Arkansas and Kentucky, we will pretty much know who’s in and who’s out of the 20-horse field. Let’s open up the Derby […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Last Call

The Road to the Kentucky Derby culminates this weekend with prep races in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Lexington Stakes doesn’t offer nearly the points of the Arkansas Derby, but there’s at least one horse who could punch his ticket to Louisville in that race and another that could also sneak in with a good story […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Train Heads To Louisiana

The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, offering 100 points to the winner.  Also this weekend on Sunday, the Sunland Derby will have 50 points on the line in New Mexico. In the Louisiana Derby as the slight favorite is Southwest winner My Boy Jack for […]

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