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RAIN PUTS DAMPER ON DAY ONE OF DERBY, OAKS EXCLUSIVE TRAINING

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 22, 2017) – Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCraken and the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017
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CASSE DUO OF STATE OF HONOR, SALTY BREEZE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY, OAKS

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 21, 2017) – Trainer Mark Casse’s barn breezed 16 horses Friday morning at Churchill Downs including Florida Derby (GI) runner-up State of Honor, who worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby...
Posted On 21 Apr 2017
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Gunnevera Breathes Easy in Gulfstream Park West Breeze Friday

By David Joseph —- Gunnevera; All Photos by Coady Photography Gunnevera Breathes Easy in Gulfstream Park West Breeze Friday Breezes 5F in 1:01 in Final Local Workout for Kentucky Derby Video MIAMI GARDENS, FL –Gunnevera walked the shedrow without taking as much as a single...
Posted On 21 Apr 2017
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Pletcher Pleased With Always Dreaming Work at Palm Beach Downs

By David Joseph —- Always Dreaming; Lauren King Photo Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Winner Set to Ship to Churchill Louisiana Derby (G2) Runner-Up Patch Works Video BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Always Dreaming, an impressive winner of the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1...
Posted On 21 Apr 2017
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Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Update: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- McCraken Breezes; Coady Photography McCRAKEN BREEZES HALF-MILE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) – Janis Whitham’s Blue Grass (Grade II) third-place finisher McCraken breezed a half-mile in :47.80 Tuesday morning at Churchill...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Update: Monday, April 17, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- ARKANSAS DERBY WINNER CLASSIC EMPIRE RETURNS TO CHURCHILL DOWNS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, April 17, 2017) – Classic Empire, last year’s champion 2-year-old who won Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (Grade I), arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday morning to...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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McCRAKEN SETTLES IN TO PREPARE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) – Janis Whitham’s McCraken arrived at trainer Ian Wilkes’ Barn 26 at Churchill Downs Monday morning following a third-place finish in Saturday’s Blue Grass (Grade II) at Keeneland, and all systems are go for the...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
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INJURY TAKES EL AREEB OUT OF KENTUCKY DERBY 143 CONSIDERATION

By Darren Rogers —- WAGERING SUSPENDED ON COLT IN DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 30, 2017) – An injury has taken M M G Stables’ El Areeb out of consideration for a run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and wagering on the...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017
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McCraken, Gunnevera 6-1 Co-Favorites for Final Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool

By John Asher —- UNBEATEN MCCRAKEN, FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH WINNER GUNNEVERA CO-FAVORED IN FOURTH AND FINAL 2017 KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 24 Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, March 28, 2017) – Two...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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One Liner, Mo Town top G2 Wood Memorial Nominations

NYRA Release —- OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Stakes winners One Liner, Mo Town, El Areeb, and Irish War Cry lead a group of 28 sophomores nominated to the the 93rd running of the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at Aqueduct...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017
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