Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Curalina ran away with Friday's Grade 1 La Troienne, powering away to about a five-length victory under John Velazquez. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin stalked from just off the pace, catching the front-running Angela Renee on the far turn and moving past her effortlessly, striding out to an easy victory in her […]
It's finally here, this first weekend in May that we've been anxiously awaiting all year. A record-setting “Thurby” crowd of nearly 40,000 people came to Churchill Downs on Thursday, and talk of sunshine is expected to bring near-record crowds through the Louisville oval's gates on Friday and Saturday. Those fans will be treated early on […]
It's well known that Kentucky Derby winners come in a variety of sizes, running styles, and pedigrees, but they also exhibit a wide range of personality types. Derby-winning Thoroughbreds, like their owners, have had unique temperaments resembling everything from oversized puppies to fire-breathing dragons. Whether some of them have won because of their unique dispositions […]
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Under clear skies, the 20 runners for Saturday's 142nd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) took advantage of a fast track for their Friday morning exercise. Similar conditions are expected Saturday morning when the track will be open for training from 5:45-8 with the 5:45-6 window reserved for Kentucky Derby runners. Saturday's forecast calls […]
Qualifying tournaments for the Belmont Stakes Challenge will be prominently featured on DRFQualify.com and Horsetourneys.com this Kentucky Derby weekend. Unveiled in April, the two-day, live-money Belmont Stakes Challenge features a guaranteed prize pool of at least $125,000. Contestants will also compete for six seats to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championships in Las Vegas and two […]
So many of today's feed practices are based on theories of years past, with some advice and word-of-mouth suggestions thrown in for good measure. What is often left on the table, however, are the scientific-based nutrition recommendations available from expert nutritionists, both in your geographic area and throughout the nation. Today, there are supplements available, […]
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Although the graded stakes schedule was relatively light last weekend, there still were still a couple of notable changes in the latest American Graded Stakes Standings charts. Olorda (Ger) earned her second graded stakes win of the year when went gate-to-wire in the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland. The 4-year-old daughter of Lord of […]
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It's like witnessing the Northern Light's while sitting in the southern hemisphere. Or experiencing the perfect day, followed by a spectacular sunset. Like the most amazing vacation, only to find out that it's fully paid for. It just doesn't happen. But it is happening this weekend. The stars are aligning. There is a horse in […]
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Click here to access the Betmix Free Race of the day Download the Free PP: Churchill Downs Race 11 Today's free race is the Kentucky Oaks, which became a much more interesting race with the unfortunate defection of Songbird, who was forced to skip the race after coming down with a fever. Her absence has encouraged a […]
Well placed at the rail around the far turn, English-bred Nancy From Nairobi wheeled three-wide turning for home and unleashed a devastating turn of foot to take Thursday's Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes by a half length over favored Faufiler. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Abel Lezcano, Nancy From Nairobi stopped the […]
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