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  • With No Triple Crown In Play, Belmont Lacks A Singular Buzz

    With No Triple Crown In Play, Belmont Lacks A Singular Buzz

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:30:05 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.      The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track.      "We haven't ruled it out," trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. ...
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.      The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track.      "We haven't ruled it out," trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. ...
  • Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset In Preakness Stakes

    Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset In Preakness Stakes

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:13:25 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press

    Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire down the stretch to with the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes by a nose.  Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, faded in the final stretch to finish near the back of the pack. Cloud Computing becomes the fourth horse to win the Preakness after not running in the Kentucky Derby. Cloud Computing finished in a time 1:55.98 under Javier Castellano for the jockey's second Preakness win.  He first won in 2006 on Bernardini.  It's...

    Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire down the stretch to with the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes by a nose.  Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, faded in the final stretch to finish near the back of the pack. Cloud Computing becomes the fourth horse to win the Preakness after not running in the Kentucky Derby. Cloud Computing finished in a time 1:55.98 under Javier Castellano for the jockey's second Preakness win.  He first won in 2006 on Bernardini.  It's...

  • Preakness Offers Encouraging News For Always Dreaming

    Preakness Offers Encouraging News For Always Dreaming

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:00:15 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last six years to finish first in the Preakness. In fact, seven of the last 15 Kentucky Derby victors also went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown two weeks later. Here’s a rundown at how the last 15 Kentucky Derby winners fared in the Preakness. Their Preakness finish is in pa...
    Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last six years to finish first in the Preakness. In fact, seven of the last 15 Kentucky Derby victors also went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown two weeks later. Here’s a rundown at how the last 15 Kentucky Derby winners fared in the Preakness. Their Preakness finish is in pa...
  • Wagering Support Softens For Always Dreaming

    Wagering Support Softens For Always Dreaming

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:00:14 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Support has softened for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming in early wagering for the Preakness.      After opening as the 1-5 favorite on Friday, the colt's odds have drifted up to 3-2, which translates into roughly a $5 win payoff for each $2 wager.      Classic Empire, who was fourth in the Kentucky Derby, is giving the favorite a run for his money as the 2-1 second choice.      Lookin At Lee, the fast-closing runner-up in the Derby, ...
    Support has softened for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming in early wagering for the Preakness.      After opening as the 1-5 favorite on Friday, the colt's odds have drifted up to 3-2, which translates into roughly a $5 win payoff for each $2 wager.      Classic Empire, who was fourth in the Kentucky Derby, is giving the favorite a run for his money as the 2-1 second choice.      Lookin At Lee, the fast-closing runner-up in the Derby, ...
  • Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Leads Nine Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered In Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Leads Nine Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered In Preakness

    Thursday, May 18 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-18 23:00:24 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    LEXINGTON, KY (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming and eight other graduates of Keeneland sales are among the 10 horses entered in the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico. Keeneland sales have produced 22 Preakness winners, including last year’s winner, Exaggerator, and four consecutive winners from 2010-2013: Lookin At Lucky, Shackleford, Kentucky Derby ...
    LEXINGTON, KY (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming and eight other graduates of Keeneland sales are among the 10 horses entered in the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico. Keeneland sales have produced 22 Preakness winners, including last year’s winner, Exaggerator, and four consecutive winners from 2010-2013: Lookin At Lucky, Shackleford, Kentucky Derby ...
  • Always Dreaming Is The 4-5 Favorite For the Preakness

    Always Dreaming Is The 4-5 Favorite For the Preakness

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:39:32 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
     (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Always Dreaming will break from the No. 4 post in the 10-horse field for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Thirteen winners have started from that post, most recently Curlin in 2007.      Post positions were drawn Wednesday on a steamy, 92-degree day at Pimlico.      Classic Empire is the early 3-1 seco...
     (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Always Dreaming will break from the No. 4 post in the 10-horse field for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Thirteen winners have started from that post, most recently Curlin in 2007.      Post positions were drawn Wednesday on a steamy, 92-degree day at Pimlico.      Classic Empire is the early 3-1 seco...
  • WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:41:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
  • Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:51:17 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
  • $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:00:22 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
  • Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:44:41 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:48:59 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
  • Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Saturday, March 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-03-19 02:45:56 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
  • Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-03-12 04:00:53 GMT
    Benoit PhotoBenoit Photo
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
  • Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Saturday, March 11 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-03-12 03:30:04 GMT
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
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