Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and his conditioner Steve Asmussen are among the four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers that comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2014 Hall of Fame ballot, the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee announced Friday.
Six starts into his career, Conquest Titan is starting to amass some concrete foundation to support the notion of him being a Kentucky Derby starter. Deemed the 7-2 second choice on the morning line for the 11⁄16-mile Tampa Bay Derby, the son of Birdstone has put together back-to-back races that continue to flatter him after the fact.
Several Kentucky Derby contenders have yet to make their 2014 debuts. But even though March has arrived, there's still time for them to get their acts together.
Leonard Riggio has a pair of homebreds in Saturday's Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. Three-year-olds Samraat and Noble Cornerstone are vying for a spot in the Kentucky Derby.
For 2013, Churchill Downs Inc. made more money from casino gambling than from racing: full-year revenue from the company's five gaming properties surpassed revenue from the company's four racing properties for the first time, the company reported Wednesday.
There is a lot of rush to judgment in tracking Kentucky Derby contenders, a kneejerk tendency to anoint or write off contenders based on singular gaudy efforts or less-than-dazzling runs.
Already the dulcet voice for Thoroughbred racing's biggest days, veteran announcer Larry Collmus will now provide the day-to-day soundtrack for the sport's most storied racetrack.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has never won a Kentucky Derby but thinks his top contender this year, Cairo Prince, gives him his best shot yet. Fellow Lexington native Shug McGaughey won his first Run for the Roses last year and is back this time with two top contenders. When trying to triumph on the first Saturday in May, is it better to have won, or never to have won at all?
These 3-year-olds weren't sharp enough to make it into our Derby Dozen, but they stand to make a strong run for the roses before all is said and done.
The 12 horses we believe have the best chance of wearing the winner's circle roses on May 3 at Churchill Downs
Following a 2013 season that saw Nicholasville-based owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey secure practically every major achievement a racing and breeding operation could, there has never been a better time to go after the race that could trump prior accolades.
The Kentucky Derby's new points system was instituted with no shortage of critics last year, but the first year played out with no major complaints.
The 2014 spring schedule of stakes races has been finalized for Churchill Downs with the 140th runnings of the $2 million Kentucky Derby and $1 million Kentucky Oaks topping the list.