kentucky derby

‘Need To Give Him A Rest’: Country House Won’t Race Again In 2019

Trainer Bill Mott told drf.com that the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not race again this season, because he has been unhappy with the colt’s progress since being moved up via the historic disqualification of Maximum Security on the first Saturday in May. Country House was originally ruled out of the Preakness and the […]

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Maximum Security: Servis ‘Might Be More Nervous’ For Pegasus Than He Was For Derby

Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park – the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby on May 4. The $150,000 Pegasus […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Media Glare, Sophomore Class?

The harsh spotlight of media attention continues to shine on the horse racing industry — and not just in California and at Santa Anita Park. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in Thoroughbred racing. Plus, with the Triple Crown races in the rear view, how […]

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‘He’s Going To Run’: Maximum Security To Face Five Rivals In Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million […]

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Churchill Downs Rolls Out Logo For The 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 146 logo and announced that Keith Anderson will create next year’s “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby.” The 146th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve will take place on May 2, 2020. The 146th Kentucky Derby logo celebrates the excitement and anticipation that leads up to the greatest two […]

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Maximum Security’s Pegasus Status Up In The Air As Servis Orders Blood Work

Jason Servis has ordered blood work to be done on his star trainee Maximum Security, according to drf.com, as the trainer was not “entirely pleased” with the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day. Controversially disqualified after hitting the wire first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security breezed without recording an official time on June […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Slow In Healing’ After Throat Surgery, But Colt Finally Headed Back To California

The pre-Kentucky Derby favorite had to miss the race due to an entrapped epiglottis which required surgery, and now five weeks later Omaha Beach is finally heading back to trainer Richard Mandella’s barn in Southern California. “Mandella wanted to make sure that we scoped him before we put him on the plane, and he scoped […]

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Maximum Security Back On Top In Final NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

A historic disqualification may have denied Maximum Security his place in history as an American classic winner but the impression the colt left in the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby has allowed him to hold bragging rights as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll concludes for 2019. With poll newcomer Sir […]

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War Of Will ‘Acted Fine’ When Pair Of Horses Got Loose During Belmont Training Session

Trainer Mark Casse’s pair of contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets paddock schooled before heading to the Belmont Park main track Tuesday morning. Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will and Grade 3 Peter Pan runner-up Sir Winston were sent to Big Sandy from the paddock shortly before 9 […]

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Maximum Security Breezes At Monmouth, Still Under Consideration For June 16 Pegasus

Maximum Security has now worked twice since crossing the line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and trainer Jason Servis was pleased with the colt’s exercise despite Monmouth’s clockers not crediting him with an official breeze time. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was sent out to two-minute lick over a mile then gallop […]

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