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  • Lone Sailor Blitzes Five Furlongs In Kentucky Derby-Breeze

    Lone Sailor Blitzes Five Furlongs In Kentucky Derby-Breeze

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:01:09 GMT
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    G M B Racing’s TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor fired a bullet five-furlong move in :57.60 Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.           With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor started nine lengths behind workmates Pearl’s Opinion(:59.80) and Blaze a Trail...
    G M B Racing’s TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor fired a bullet five-furlong move in :57.60 Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.           With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor started nine lengths behind workmates Pearl’s Opinion(:59.80) and Blaze a Trail...
  • California Chrome's Foal Is Here

    California Chrome's Foal Is Here

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:24:55 GMT
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - California Chrome is a dad!  A brand new foal sired by the Derby winner was born last night  at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County. The birth was live streamed on a webcam.  Mama Colerful Bride. The foal's ownership is also open to the public thanks to a crowdsourcing campaign. Check out the adorable baby on the live stream above!
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - California Chrome is a dad!  A brand new foal sired by the Derby winner was born last night  at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County. The birth was live streamed on a webcam.  Mama Colerful Bride. The foal's ownership is also open to the public thanks to a crowdsourcing campaign. Check out the adorable baby on the live stream above!
  • My Boy Jack Wins Stonestreet Lexington to Earn Spot in Kentucky Derby

    My Boy Jack Wins Stonestreet Lexington to Earn Spot in Kentucky Derby

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:35:42 GMT
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    Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack rallied from far back to edge Telekinesis by a head to win the 37th running of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) for 3-year-olds and earn a spot in the starting gate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 5. Winning other stakes Saturday afternoon were Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar in the 88th running of the $200,000 Ben Ali (G3) and Brad Grady’s...
    Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack rallied from far back to edge Telekinesis by a head to win the 37th running of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) for 3-year-olds and earn a spot in the starting gate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 5. Winning other stakes Saturday afternoon were Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar in the 88th running of the $200,000 Ben Ali (G3) and Brad Grady’s...
  • Kentucky Derby contender Promises Fulfilled Works 'Easy' Half-Mile at Churchill Downs

    Kentucky Derby contender Promises Fulfilled Works 'Easy' Half-Mile at Churchill Downs

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:58:25 GMT
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    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Fountain of Youth (Grade II) front-running hero Promises Fulfilled published his first breeze back at Churchill Downs since his winter in Florida with a maintenance half-mile move in :49 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 5.           “We had a really good morning,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He breezed very easy and galloped out strong....
    Fountain of Youth (Grade II) front-running hero Promises Fulfilled published his first breeze back at Churchill Downs since his winter in Florida with a maintenance half-mile move in :49 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 5.           “We had a really good morning,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He breezed very easy and galloped out strong....
  • Maker's 46 Mile Reaches Milestone Running

    Maker's 46 Mile Reaches Milestone Running

    Friday, April 13 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-04-13 18:33:04 GMT
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    KeenelandKeeneland
    Today’s ninth race is the 30th running of the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1), one of the key turf races early in the season. Post time is 5:30 p.m. ET. Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart headlines a field of 10 horses entered in the race. Trained by Brian Lynch, the 10-time graded stakes winner has finished second in the past two runnings of the Maker’s 46 Mile. Heart to Heart won the Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) in his most recent start, scoring his first...
    Today’s ninth race is the 30th running of the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1), one of the key turf races early in the season. Post time is 5:30 p.m. ET. Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart headlines a field of 10 horses entered in the race. Trained by Brian Lynch, the 10-time graded stakes winner has finished second in the past two runnings of the Maker’s 46 Mile. Heart to Heart won the Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) in his most recent start, scoring his first...
  • Multi-Platinum, Grammy┬« Award-Winning Pentatonix to Sing National Anthem at the 144TH Kentucky Derby

    Multi-Platinum, Grammy® Award-Winning Pentatonix to Sing National Anthem at the 144TH Kentucky Derby

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:30:10 GMT
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    PentatonixPentatonix
    Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning A Cappella group Pentatonix will sing the national anthem at the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The announcement comes just before the vocal group will release their forthcoming album, “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol.1,” on April 13, and in advance of their highly anticipated 2018 Summer Tour. The A Cappella superstars will perform ...
    Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning A Cappella group Pentatonix will sing the national anthem at the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The announcement comes just before the vocal group will release their forthcoming album, “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol.1,” on April 13, and in advance of their highly anticipated 2018 Summer Tour. The A Cappella superstars will perform ...
  • Kentucky Derby Contender Lone Sailor Breezes at Churchill Downs

    Kentucky Derby Contender Lone Sailor Breezes at Churchill Downs

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:18:40 GMT
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    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor returned to the work tab Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs with a half-mile breeze in :47.60, his first major tune-up in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I).           With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor breezed through splits of :12 and :24, before galloping out five furlongs in 1:00.60.  ...
    TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor returned to the work tab Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs with a half-mile breeze in :47.60, his first major tune-up in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I).           With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor breezed through splits of :12 and :24, before galloping out five furlongs in 1:00.60.  ...
  • Chad Brown Trio, Keeneland Grade 1 Winner La Coronel Headline Deep Field Of 11 For Coolmore Jenny Wiley

    Chad Brown Trio, Keeneland Grade 1 Winner La Coronel Headline Deep Field Of 11 For Coolmore Jenny Wiley

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:36:50 GMT
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    KeenelandKeeneland
    Three graded or group stakes winners from the barn of trainer Chad Brown and John Oxley’s La Coronel, a three-time graded stakes winner at Keeneland in as many starts, headline a field of 11 fillies and mares entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 30th running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1). The Coolmore Jenny Wiley, run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, will go as the 10th race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 6:12 p.m. ET post time. First p...
    Three graded or group stakes winners from the barn of trainer Chad Brown and John Oxley’s La Coronel, a three-time graded stakes winner at Keeneland in as many starts, headline a field of 11 fillies and mares entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 30th running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1). The Coolmore Jenny Wiley, run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, will go as the 10th race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 6:12 p.m. ET post time. First p...
  • Jockey Perry Ouzts Rides 50,000th Career Race

    Jockey Perry Ouzts Rides 50,000th Career Race

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-03-04 05:26:59 GMT
    Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has 6,509 seconds and 6,181 thirds and has accumulated purse earnings of nearly $44.5 million since he was legged up for the first time in 1973. Known for getting a horse out of the gate in a ...
    Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has 6,509 seconds and 6,181 thirds and has accumulated purse earnings of nearly $44.5 million since he was legged up for the first time in 1973. Known for getting a horse out of the gate in a ...
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