santa anita derby

Shah Retires San Vicente Winner Iliad As A Result Of Ankle Injury

Kaleem Shah has made the decision to retire G2 San Vicente winner Iliad, according to drf.com, as a result of an unspecified ankle injury the colt sustained during a workout at Santa Anita last week. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper most recently finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby. “I’ve been advised that if he […]

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Prat’s Confidence ‘Can Make A Difference’ In Kentucky Derby

Jerry Hollendorfer be seeking a first and Flavien Prat will achieve one at Churchill Downs next Saturday. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame trainer will be after his first victory in the Run for the Roses, in this, his sixth attempt, while the 24-year-old Prat will be riding in the Triple Crown classic for the first […]

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Espinoza Believes Gormley Has A Chance In ‘Wide Open’ Run For The Roses

Gormley will attempt to become the 11th Santa Anita winner to capture the Kentucky Derby when the son of Malibu Moon trained by John Shirreffs runs in the first leg of the Triple Crown Classic May 6 at Churchill Downs. Aboard the bay colt owned by Jerry and Ann Moss will be Hall of Fame […]

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Battle Of Midway, Gormley Record Penultimate Breezes For Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby candidate Battle of Midway worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track early Saturday morning, after which Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer expressed satisfaction with his efforts. Battle of Midway, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms when second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was purchased by the partnership of […]

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‘We Lost A Good Horse’: Reach The World Suffers Catastrophic Injuries During Training

Don Alberto Stable homebred Reach the World suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg during a workout at Santa Anita Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, most recently fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, had to be euthanized as a result of what was reported to be severe sesamoid fractures. “This […]

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Gormley To Stand At Spendthrift Farm Upon Retirement

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Gormley, who on Saturday captured the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1). The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon will stand at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY upon retirement. “Malibu Moon has been A.P. Indy’s best sire over […]

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Gormley, Royal Mo In Good Form After Santa Anita Derby; Both Headed To Kentucky

A rolling stone may gather no moss, but a Moss hoss gathers points to the Kentucky Derby. That’s what happened yesterday, when a pair of three-year-olds owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Santa Anita Derby winner Gormley and third-place finisher Royal Mo, earned 100 and 20 qualifying points, respectively, for the Kentucky Derby on May […]

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Derby Leaderboard: Classic Empire May Need An On-The-Board Finish In Arkansas

After Saturday’s three major 100-point prep races, the likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby might not be any more obvious than it was this morning. What is clear, however, is that Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Champion Classic Empire is no longer in the top 20 point-earners; he’s 21st on the leaderboard with 32 points. The Joe […]

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Gormley Returns To G1 Form In Santa Anita Derby

Jerry and Ann Moss must have been excited when the field turned for home in Saturday’s G1 Santa Anita Derby, as Royal Mo and Gormley both had a chance to take down the $1 million pot. Gormley and Victor Espinoza had their best stride late, besting frontrunning Battle of Midway by a half-length at the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Derby Showdown

A giant weekend of graded stakes action awaits racing fans this weekend, highlighted by a trio of 100-point prep races for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Tune in to NBC Sports to catch coverage of most of the top contenders for this year’s Run for the Roses, competing in the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass or Santa […]

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