kentucky derby

Baffert Ships Thousand Words East For Oaklawn Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert will send 3-year-old colt Thousand Words to Hot Springs this week for Saturday’s listed Oaklawn Stakes, reports drf.com. The son of Pioneerof the Nile will be vying for one of three slots on the line for the G1 Arkansas Derby, rescheduled for May 2 in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic; […]

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Sonneman ‘A Horse That Could Really Benefit’ From Kentucky Derby Delay

Trainer Mark Hennig and long-time owners Courtlandt Farms are loaded with sophomore stakes-caliber stock with Sonneman, Or’effice, Americanus, Kingmeister and Maedean currently in training at Gulfstream Park. Hennig, who has 16 horses stabled at Belmont Park as well as the above-noted talent among his Gulfstream-based contingent, saw Sonneman return with a sparkling score on Saturday […]

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April 28 Targeted For Opening Of Churchill Downs Stables; Spring Meet Dates Remain Undetermined

After consultation with local and state public health officials amid public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., announced today that it will extend the delay in the reopening of its stable areas at both Churchill Downs Racetrack and the auxiliary training center Trackside to Tuesday, April 28. The opening […]

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COVID-19: Trump Briefs Sports Executives, Including Breeders’ Cup CEO; Hoping For Full Stadiums By August

Drew Fleming, president and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup, was one of a dozen major league and sports executives discussing the coronavirus shutdown on a Saturday conference call with President Donald Trump. During the call, according to published reports, Trump stated his desire for stadiums to be filled with fans as early as August and […]

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Mott Barn Full Of Promising Contenders For Postponed American Classics

Riley Mott is not one for stall rest. The world-traveling assistant trainer is currently riding out the remainder of a travel-imposed quarantine in Florida after returning from Dubai with last year’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial winner Tacitus. “For now, I’m home with my fiancé and the dog,” said Mott, who had been overseas since saddling […]

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Featured Derby Milliner Now Hand-Making Washable Protective Masks Instead

Featured Kentucky Derby milliner Christine Moore would normally be busy making custom-ordered Derby hats this time of year. With the Run for the Roses pushed back to September and a pandemic wreaking havoc the world over, the New York-based designer is instead creating hand-made protective masks for hospital workers, reports the Courier-Journal. Using material from […]

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Max Player In A Holding Pattern; Rice ‘Anxious To Hear Of Adjustments’ To 3-Year-Old Races

Trainer Linda Rice said she is continuing to play the waiting game with promising sophomores Max Player and Montauk Traffic amid the uncertainty around the upcoming national stakes schedule due to circumstances regarding the coronavirus. Owned by George E. Hall, Rice said the Grade 3 Withers winner Max Player was pointing to the Grade 2, […]

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Impressive Florida Derby Win Helps Tiz The Law Retake The Lead In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Of all the impressive statements made by the sophomore male class thus far in 2020, the emphatic victory by Tiz the Law in the March 28 Grade 1 Florida Derby may resonate the loudest during a most uncertain time as the bay colt again established a clear lead in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association […]

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‘These Horses Still Have To Go Out And Train’: Baffert Works Top Derby Prospect Authentic

While officials with Santa Anita Park are working with the Los Angeles County board of supervisors and the health department in hopes of reopening the Arcadia track for live racing, trainer Bob Baffert said all he can do is take a wait and see approach with his roster of candidates for the Grade 1 Kentucky […]

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