kentucky derby

La “Maldición De Apollo”: Un Hecho Fatídico Que Puede Tener Una Explicación

Es un tema que se repite cada año: al aproximarse el primer sábado de Mayo generalmente surgen varios prospectos para el Kentucky Derby (G1) que traen a la memoria al ganador de su octava edición: Apollo, vencedor hace 136 años, en 1882. La razon es conocida por la gran mayoría. Apollo fue el último ganador […]

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Champion Good Magic Tops Nominations To G2 Fountain Of Youth

e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic tops a list of 36 3-year-olds nominated to the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, a prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 at Gulfstream Park and the 2018 Triple Crown, […]

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Destination Anywhere: Connections Of My Boy Jack Still Contemplating Colt’s Next Start

Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Wednesday following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn. My Boy Jack earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 93 – a career high – after winning the 1 1/16-mile […]

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‘Stand-In’ Espinoza To Work Bolt d’Oro Tuesday At Santa Anita

Bolt d’Oro, a leading contender for the Triple Crown who is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 10, will work towards that goal Tuesday morning with Victor Espinoza aboard the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He’ll go five-eighths in company,” owner/trainer Mick Ruis said Monday morning […]

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Baffert A Man With A Triple Crown Plan For Impressive Debut Winner Justify

The Bob Baffert-trained first-time starter Justify daylighted his competition by 9 ½ lengths in Sunday’s second race at Santa Anita and there was immediate talk of the Scat Daddy colt being put on the Kentucky Derby trail. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the striking chestnut covered seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:21.86. Only […]

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‘Strong’ Possibility Bravazo Will Return For Louisiana Derby

Following a narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, one might expect to see Bravazo return to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Gr. II $1 million Louisiana Derby on Mar. 24 as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said it would be a “strong” possibility. One could also expect to see the 3-year-old son […]

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Sonneteer Going For Two In A Row In Monday’s Razorback

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer attempts to win consecutive races for the first time in his career in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Razorback, which goes as the eighth of 10 races, is 4:35 p.m. (Central.) Doors open Monday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. The well-traveled Sonneteer, who is […]

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Calumet’s Bravazo Takes Risen Star By A Nose Over Snapper Sinclair

None of the late-running colts could get to the leaders Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair down the lane in Saturday’s G2 Risen Star. That game pair of sophomores battled it out all the way to the wire, with Calumet’s homebred Bravazo just getting his nose down in front at odds of 21-1. Ridden by Miguel Mena […]

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L And N Racing Pursing Derby Run For The Second Year In A Row

L and N Racing LLC traveled the road to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last year with Lookin At Lee. The Tulsa-based ownership group has another intriguing prospect this year in unbeaten Retirement Fund, who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $500,000 Southwest (G3) Monday at Oaklawn. A son of Eskendereya, Retirement […]

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Weekend Lineup: 50 Points On The Line In Risen Star

A 50-point race leading up to the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s graded stakes action. Saturday features the G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, led by Lecomte winner Instilled Regard, and Monday’s card at Oaklawn offers 10 points in the G3 Southwest Stakes. Instilled Regard will face the well-regarded Todd Pletcher trainee Noble […]

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