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Road to the Kentucky Derby Kicks Off Saturday With Iroquois, One of Four Stakes Events

By Darren Rogers —- ROAD TO KENTUCKY DERBY KICKS OFF SATURDAY WITH IROQUOIS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017) – The Road to the Kentucky Derby officially begins Saturday at Churchill Downs as 10 promising 2-year-olds, led by Saratoga Special (Grade II) runner-up...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE GROWS FOR AMERICA’S GREATEST RACE; CHURCHILL DOWNS RELEASES SCHEDULE FOR 2018 ‘ROAD TO KENTUCKY DERBY’

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017) – Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) through the creation of a path to gain a berth in America’s...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017
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Kentucky Derby Update: Monday, May 1, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- ASMUSSEN TRIO, SONNETEER WORK TOWARD DERBY 143; GORMLEY, ROYAL MO ARRIVE FROM CALIFORNIA LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 1, 2017) – Trainer Steve Asmussen’s three Kentucky Derby hopefuls turned in half-mile works Monday morning at Churchill Downs as did...
Posted On 01 May 2017
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Kentucky Derby Update: Sunday, April 30, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- McCRAKEN, FAST AND ACCURATE WORK FOR DERBY 143; THUNDER SNOW ARRIVES FROM DUBAI EVER SO CLEVER BREEZES HALF-MILE FOR OAKS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, April 30, 2017) – Two Kentucky Derby likely entrants and two Kentucky Oaks hopefuls worked Sunday morning...
Posted On 01 May 2017
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Kentucky Derby Update: Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- J BOYS ECHO WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:01 AT CHURCHILL DOWNS; GIRVIN WORKS FIVE-EIGHTHS IN :59.60 AT KEENELAND SHIRREFFS DUO DRILLS AT SANTA ANITA PLETCHER DECLARES BATTALION RUNNER, MALAGACY OUT OF DERBY LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 29, 2017) – Two...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017
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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Friday, April 28, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- ALWAYS DREAMING FIRES BULLET DRILL ON HEAVY DAY OF KENTUCKY DERBY AND OAKS WORKERS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 28, 2017) – Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire started the activity at 6 o’clock Friday morning but things really got hopping during the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017
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Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update: Thursday, April 27, 2017

By Darren Rogers —- DERBY DREAM WITHIN REACH OF CASSE BARN LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 27, 2017) – Two-year-old champion Classic Empire and Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor could bring a lifelong dream to the Mark Casse barn in the $2 million Kentucky...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017
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KENTUCKY DERBY & KENTUCKY OAKS UPDATES: PLETCHER CONTINGENT INTACT AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 26, 2017) – For the first time in nearly a month, trainer Todd Pletcher had all of his Kentucky Derby hopefuls in one shedrow. The last of the contingent, Always Dreaming and Patch, arrived after training hours Tuesday...
Posted On 27 Apr 2017
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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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