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  • Secretariat Awarded Preakness Record at 1:53 After Review (Ruling: '73 Preakness Time is a Record)

    06/20/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | 06/20/2012 | Matt Hegarty
    Secretariat awarded Preakness record at 1:53 after review The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to change the official time of the 1973 Preakness Stakes won by Secretariat from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a time that will give the two-time Horse of the Year the record in all three of the Triple Crown races. The commission approved the change after two hours of testimony at a meeting at Laurel Park, the sister track of Pimlico Race Course, where the Preakness is held. Penny Chenery, the late horse’s owner, requested the hearing on the basis of analyses conducted by companies...
  • American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown [UPDATE: Photos added in thread ]

    06/06/2015 4:05:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/6/15 | Pat Forde
    American Pharoah accomplished one of the rare feats in sport Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years and just the 12th horse ever to win the Triple Crown. Related Stories Favored American Pharoah draws fifth post for Belmont AFP The Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing, explained SB Nation 'Pharoah' takes on history in Triple Crown bid at Belmont AFP Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah's Triple try The Associated Press Belmont Stakes 2015 schedule: American Pharoah races for history SB Nation The heavily favored colt completed the quest by running away from seven rivals in the Belmont Stakes, three weeks...
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 159 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • From Head To Toe, A Look At Quirks Of American Pharoah

    06/06/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 04 June 2015
    Like Any Great Athlete, Triple Crown Hopeful Has His Peculiarities ___ Like a lot of athletes, American Pharoah has his quirks. The brown colt is easy to pick out on the racetrack: he’s the one with the shortest tail. American Pharoah will try to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. California Chrome failed in his bid last year. Trainer Bob Baffert describes the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner as “a really kind, sweet horse.” That’s an unusual temperament among racehorses, most of which are...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-6-2015 | FoxNews.com
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Preakness.com and Brisnet.com (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • Former presidential senior adviser: American Pharoah’s win another of Obama’s accomplishments

    06/06/2015 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Twitchy Who Said What ^ | 06/06/2015 | Twitchy staff
    It looks as though President Obama found some time to take the Triple Crown before going on to win the NBA Finals, at least according to his former senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer. Dan Pfeiffer ‎@danpfeiffer Another accomplishment -- Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter Astounding. A nation thanks you. Reality check, please.
  • American Pharaoh owned by Orthodox Jew from Egypt

    06/06/2015 8:56:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/07/2015 | JTA, Reuters
    ELMONT, New York - American Pharoah entered the pantheon of US thoroughbred racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become the first horse to capture the coveted Triple Crown in nearly four decades. In winning his seventh straight race, American Pharoah becomes the 12th horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes and the first since Affirmed in 1978. According to JTA, a win was a triumphant stand for Ahmed Zayat, an Orthodox Jew from Egypt who has become one of the biggest forces in horse racing but has mostly tasted bitter defeat...
  • Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah [sic]

    06/06/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    great minds on FR | June 6, 2015 | great minds on FR
    Wow. Flat-out, nearly wire to wire. What a runner.
  • Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race

    05/04/2015 1:36:16 PM PDT · by seacapn · 41 replies
    WDRB 41 Louisville ^ | May 04, 2015 12:11 PM PST By Emily Mieure Connect | Emily Mieure
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed near his hotel Saturday night. Police have charged three people in connection to 49-year-old Toronto resident Scott Hunter's murder. Friends of Scott Hunter describe him as a great guy and a lively character, he was a bartender in downtown Toronto for nine years. "We're trying to get our heads around it and trying to comprehend how something like this could happen," said Beau Opperman, Hunter's boss at House on Parliament and. Opperman says Hunter was in Louisville with a friend to go to the...
  • Not My Horse, But This Is My Rodeo

    05/03/2015 8:24:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Appearing on David Letterman last Thursday, Lady M proved again that you can never do too much self promotion (partial list so far this year: Kimmel, Fallon, Ellen, Glamour, Night Shift, and last butt hardly least, the Black Girls Rock! event).Black Girl, rockin’Donning a regal purple v-neck, flared dress MO dished with Dave on things like Joining Forces - Lady M’s military PR program - and college education (everyone should get one; for free).Then things shifted to more serious issues: Lady M’s career after being FLOTUS: she’s either going to be president, or a nanny for David Letterman’s children (although...
  • KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

    05/02/2015 4:14:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    AP Sports ^ | 5-2-15 | Beth Harris
    Link only -- AP article.
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc.http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horsesFree Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KentuckyDerby15.pdf
  • 141st Kentucky Derby Post Positions & Live Thread (Sat 6:15ish)

    04/29/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by lwd · 62 replies
    Live TV - NBC | 4-29-2015 | me
    1. Ocho Ocho Ocho 50-1 2. Carpe Diem 8-1 3. Materiality 12-1 4. Tencendur 30-1 5. Danzig Moon 30-1 6. Mubtaahij 20-1 7. El Kabeir 30-1 8. Dortmund 3-1 9. Bolo 30-1 10. Firing Line 12-1 11. Sanford 30-1 12. International Star 20-1 13. Itsaknockout 30-1 14. Keen ice 50-1 15. Frosted 15-1 16. War Story 50-1 17. Mr. Z 50-1 18. American Pharoah 5-2 19. Upstart 15-1 20. Far Right 30-1
  • Co-owners of California Chrome bash Churchill Downs' hospitality

    05/18/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | 5/17/14 | Alex Schuman
    Steve Coburn’s insult to Churchill Downs’ hospitality is the latest in a series of complaints from different jockeys and owners. In the New York Times, Coburn’s wife explains how California Chrome’s co-owner Perry Martin’s 83-year-old mother didn’t receive good treatment from the facilities. “The hospitality we received at Churchill Downs wasn't very good," Coburn said. "It was a bad day for my partner and his family." The Martins drove her down from Michigan for the Derby and according to them; the Churchill staff didn’t help them get the elderly woman, who uses a wheelchair, to her seat or down to...
  • Kentucky Derby Selections and Strikes

    05/02/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 39 replies
    Xpressbet ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jon White
    In my 2012 Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com, I’ll Have Another was my selection to win. He had only one strike. I’ll Have Another got the job done and paid $32.60. In 2013, Orb was my selection to win in my Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com. He had zero strikes. Orb won and paid $12.80. Here are my selections for 2014: 1. Dance With Fate 2. California Chrome 3. Wicked Strong 4. Medal Count
  • WATCH: The last 20 Kentucky Derby champs race in fantasy simulation

    04/30/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-30-14 | NBC Sports
    Who would win if the field was comprised of greats like Barbaro, Big Brown and Orb? Since the window for horses to race in the Kentucky Derby only spans about a year, it's next to impossible to watch the greats go head to head. So how do you know which horse would win the Run for the Roses if the field was loaded with past champs like Barbaro, Smarty Jones and Fusaichi Pegasus? Luckily we have the clever simulation above from HorseRaceGame.com, which uses a unique algorithm that factors in pace, running style, speed/stamina consumption and jockey intelligence to deliver...
  • Former Asmussen employee commits suicide

    03/30/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 29, 2014 | Mary Rampellini
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Harry Hubbard Johnson, who recently left the employ of trainer Steve Asmussen at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., committed suicide Friday in Kentucky. Johnson was Asmussen’s shed foreman, a position that ranks a level below assistant trainer. He died two days following his 27th birthday. “He was a kind soul and a pleasure to be around,” Asmussen said Saturday. “I feel horrible for the whole Johnson family.” Johnson’s death comes a little more than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released controversial video and audio footage recorded undercover in the...
  • 'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm

    04/28/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    Kentcky.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Greg Kocher
    'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm CENTERVILLE — As bettors and the general public study equine bloodlines to prep for their possible Kentucky Derby wagers, Bourbon County horse owner Marilyn Montavon is trying to solve a mystery that could cost her thousands of dollars. On April 15, tax-filing deadline day, two new dependents showed up on her farm in the form of two foals — a colt born to the mare Goldie and a filly born to Mert. The babies were a surprise to Montavon because she has no studs on her farm, and she hadn't bred the...
  • Kentucky Derby, Indy 500 Expected To Have Toughened Security Measures

    04/16/2013 6:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | CBS Cleveland
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, more toughened measures are expected as security is calibrated for major upcoming sports events that draw big crowds, such as next month’s Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500.
  • Kentucky Derby: *FREE* DRF Past Performances(on pdf), prior races video and prior results charts

    05/05/2012 6:20:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    KentuckyDerby.com and HorseRacingInside.com (links below) | May 5, 2012
    At KentuckyDerby.com, click on any of the contenders' names and a new page will appear with links to videos (click 'Replay') and results charts (click 'Chart') of that horse's previous races, plus much more: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses
  • FReeper Canteen ~ It's Kentucky Derby Time ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 06 May 2011

    05/05/2011 6:09:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 360 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen Presents.... ~ It’s Kentucky Derby Time!! ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ Barbershop Quartet ~ Star Spangled Banner Call To The Post KENTUCKY DERBY TROPHY Since the 50th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1924, Churchill Downs has annually presented a gold trophy to the winning owner of the famed "Run for the Roses." History is unclear if a trophy was presented in 1875 to the winner of the first Kentucky Derby, and trophy presentations were sporadically made in following years. Finally, in 1924, legendary Churchill Downs President Matt Winn commissioned that a standard design be...
  • Kentucky Derby - May 7, 2011

    04/30/2011 2:56:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Yes, it's just a week away. Right now, there are 21 horses listed. Thought I'd give everyone a link to the official Derby site and a look at each of the horses.
  • DERBY BET

    05/03/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 12 replies · 493+ views
    5-3-10 | Me
    I have not bet on a horserace for a long time. Someone remind me: If I placed 10 to win and 10 to show on a horse that came in 3rd, do I win the show money? (horse paid $7.40) I was thinking I won $27.00
  • Lookin At Lucky on Rail; Sidney's Candy in 20 (Kentucky Derby post positions, odds)

    04/28/2010 8:41:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies · 673+ views
    Blood-Horse ^ | April 28, 2010
    Morning-line favorite Lookin At Lucky drew post 1 for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) during the post position draw Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Post 1, while it hasn’t produced a winner since Ferdinand in 1986, has the most wins in the Kentucky Derby, along with post 5, since 1900. For an overview of winning Kentucky Derby post positions, click here.
  • (March 30, 1970) Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago

    03/30/2010 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 756+ views
    BloodHorse.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | David Schmitz
    Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago by David Schmitz (Secretariat, shown as a 2-year-old, was foaled March 30, 1970) March 30 marks 40 years since the birth of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat at Christopher T. Chenery’s The Meadow near Doswell, Va. It’s a date well worth remembering by any racing fan but especially by those who were around during Secretariat’s racing days and more so by those lucky enough to see the strikingly handsome chestnut colt with three white stockings in action. Secretariat’s magnetism was evident soon after the colt’s birth. Chenery’s daughter, Penny, was so overwhelmed after getting her...
  • No Horse Sense At ABC?

    05/04/2009 9:17:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 1,062+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Monday after the Kentucky Derby, you’d think ABC would know which way horses run around an American racetrack—counter-clockwise—as you’ll see in the photo of Mine That Bird’s stunning triumph the Run for the Roses. But have a look at the Dem and Republican horses in the animation that Good Morning America used today to illustrate James Carville’s theory of why Democrats, according to his new book, are positioned to rule for 40 years. Yup, they’re running clockwise. View video here.
  • Trainer of Mine that Bird OC at Kentucky Derby

    05/03/2009 6:26:29 AM PDT · by fernwood · 11 replies · 1,457+ views
    NBC sports ^ | 050032009 | fernwood
    Please watch the video of the trainer of the winner after the win and you see his handgun on his right side. It is the video titled "they will know me now?'
  • Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel had no doubt long shot Mine That Bird could pull it off

    05/03/2009 4:59:39 AM PDT · by poobear · 38 replies · 1,676+ views
    NJ.com with The Star-Ledger ^ | May 2, 2009 | Jerry Izenberg/The Star-Ledger
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It began the way it always does -- with the thump of horseflesh against horseflesh in a field so crowded, the wonder is that somebody didn't bounce all the way to Cincinnati. Dunkirk, a hot wise-guy horse, stumbled, and elsewhere, Mine That Bird, a colt nobody was even thinking about, had to fight a pair of horses for simple living space. Calvin Borel, up on Mine That Bird, did what he has always done here at Churchill Downs. He grabbed hold, steered clear and headed for his office.
  • Thr 135th Kentucky Derby: Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky

    05/02/2009 10:58:57 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 194 replies · 4,759+ views
  • I Want Revenge Scratched From Derby

    05/02/2009 6:17:31 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 30 replies · 820+ views
    Bloodhorse ^ | May 2, 2009 | Ron Mitchell and Dan Liebman
    Churchill Downs officials confirmed trainer Jeff Mullins has scratched I Want Revenge from the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). A press conference will be held at 9 a.m. I Want Revenge was the morning-line favorite for the Derby. The son of Stephen Got Even had won his last two starts impressively, the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Gotham Stakes (gr. I). He had a bullet work on April 28 but a physical problem has forced him to be withdrawn from the race. Bred by David Lanzman, he is owned in partnership by Lanzman, IEAH Stables,...
  • LeAnn Rimes to sing national anthem at Ky. Derby

    04/17/2009 6:56:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 16, 2009
    Country music star LeAnn Rimes will help start a new tradition at the Kentucky Derby this year.Churchill Downs says Rimes will be the first national recording artist to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the historic racetrack in Louisville, Ky., as part of the Derby Day ceremonies.
  • Three major Kentucky Derby prep races today: Santa Anita Derby, Illinois Derby and Wood Memorial

    04/04/2009 12:32:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 2 replies · 637+ views
    various sources | Saturday, April 4, 2009 | Me
    TODAY'S MAJOR KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACES... 6th Race, SANTA ANITA PARKSanta Anita Derby (TELEVISED LIVE ON NBC, BEGINNING AT 2PM PDT, 5PM EDT) Post Time: 2:40 PM (local time) Distance/Restrictions: 1 1/8 Miles, Dirt, 3 Year Olds, Purse: $750,000 Grade: 1 FREE PAST PERFORMANCES FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY: (direct link to pdf file from EQUIBASE -free/no catch)http://ntra.equibase.com/eqbNTRAGetFreeFF.cfm?trk=SA&rd=04/04/2009&cty=USA&de=D&rn=6 ________________________________________________ 7th Race, HAWTHORNEIllinois Derby Post Time: 4:15 PM (local time) Distance/Restrictions: 1 1/8 Miles, Dirt, 3 Year Olds, Purse: $500,000 Grade: 2 FREE PAST PERFORMANCES FOR ILLINOIS DERBY: (direct link to pdf file from EQUIBASE -free/no catch)http://ntra.equibase.com/eqbNTRAGetFreeFF.cfm?trk=HAW&rd=04/04/2009&cty=USA&de=D&rn=7 ________________________________________________ 9th Race, AQUEDUCT, NEW...
  • Tracking the 2009 Kentucky Derby contenders (4 big prep races today)

    03/14/2009 9:33:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 6 replies · 1,785+ views
    Here are a few must-have links for the upcoming Kentucky Derby... (there's even free video of prior races at the site) 2009 Derby Contenders:http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders Contender PP's (Past Performances):Here is Brisnet's weekly updated PDF past performance file of Kentucky Derby hopefuls:http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contender-pps Derby Prep Schedule: (major races leading to the Derby)http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/preps-schedule For more info at the site (http://www.kentuckyderby.com/), hover your mouse pointer/cursor over "Racing Information" and select from the drop-down menu.
  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Revenge is Sweet (Gotham Stakes)

    03/07/2009 5:13:15 AM PST · by gate2wire · 31 replies · 454+ views
    I Want Revenge is a horse on a mission. The son of Stephen Got Even has traveled across the country to get a head start on his compatriots back home. While they remain in California, content to scamper along on the synthetic surface, oblivious to the test that awaits them on May 2, I Want Revenge is willing to find out right now, once and for all, whether he will get hit by a dirt bomb or take to the loam like a kid to a sandbox. If it turns out to be the latter and he can defeat a...
  • Eight Belles' trainer takes issue with PETA's call for Saez suspension

    05/05/2008 3:19:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 82+ views
    ESPN ^ | Monday, May 5, 2008
    The trainer of euthanized filly Eight Belles said Monday his jockey handled the horse properly during her second-place finish at the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Larry Jones said from Lexington that if the Derby were run again tomorrow, he'd put jockey Gabriel Saez right back on one of his horses. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for the suspension of Saez, saying the horse must have been injured during the race and he should have pulled her up rather than finish. But Jones said Saez acted exactly as he should have. Saez started whipping the horse to prevent...
  • Clinton's derby pick put down

    05/04/2008 9:21:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 206+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 May 2008
    THE only filly in the legendary US Kentucky Derby, which Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to put their money on, broke both its ankles and was destroyed on the track after the race ended. Senator Clinton will be hoping Saturday's derby does not prove to be a political omen. Runner-up Eight Belles, whom Senator Clinton had urged supporters to put their money on as the sole female runner was humanely destroyed on the track minutes after the race ended. Barack Obama, Clinton's African-American rival for the Democratic White House nomination, may draw comfort from both the winning thoroughbred's name and...
  • PETA wants Eight Belles jockey suspended after filly's death

    05/04/2008 7:18:36 PM PDT · by RDTF · 87 replies · 862+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2008 | AP
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is seeking the suspension of Eight Belles' jockey after the filly had to be euthanized following her second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Gabriel Saez was riding Eight Belles when she broke both front ankles while galloping out a quarter of a mile past the wire. She was euthanized on the track. PETA faxed a letter Sunday to Kentucky's racing authority claiming the filly was "doubtlessly injured before the finish" and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles' death is investigated. "What we really want to...
  • Hillary's Horse (failure will not be tolerated)

    05/04/2008 9:17:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies · 92+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Tragedy struck the first filly in the Kentucky Derby since 1999, as Eight Belles went down on the track after her second-place finish today, broke two ankles, and was euthanized. Showing a sisterhood with the female horse, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., during a trip to Louisville this week had said she was going to bet on Eight Belles to win, place, and show. ABC News' Karen Travers reports that Clinton told supporters in Jeffersonville, Ind., earlier this week, "I hope that everybody will go to the derby on Saturday and place just a little money on the filly for me....
  • Bank tied to Jones rapped for insider loans (Kentucky Gov Eight Belles Horse Owner)

    05/04/2008 3:07:07 AM PDT · by red flanker · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Kentucky Com ^ | May 4, 2008 | John Cheves
    Former Gov. Brereton Jones has borrowed heavily from a financially distressed bank that he and several other Democratic Party leaders founded in 2001, according to interviews and bank records. Federal regulators have criticized the directors of Frankfort-based American Founders Bank, including Jones, for inadequate supervision. The bank was badly managed and suffered "hazardous lending and lax collection practices," which left it with far too many unpaid loans, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Among the specific concerns cited was improper reporting and recordkeeping of insider loans to bank directors and executives. The FDIC issued a cease-and-desist order to the...
  • Tragic Derby ending for Eight Belles (Stress Analysis)

    05/03/2008 9:34:08 PM PDT · by red flanker · 77 replies · 409+ views
    WNKY Net ^ | May 3, 2008 | Mike Brunker
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A quarter mile past the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, a gallant runner-up effort by the filly Eight Belles was forgotten in an instant. In a freak accident that one experienced racetrack veterinarian said he had never seen before, the 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song apparently snapped both of her front ankles simultaneously as she galloped out after the race, sending her crashing hard to the Churchill Downs dirt racetrack. She was euthanized moments later, after vets determined there was no chance to save her. “She had finished the race and was around the turn at...
  • Horse Racing Is Breeding Itself to Death

    05/03/2008 7:44:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 91 replies · 524+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2008 | Sally Jenkins
    The camera cut away from her, but it should have stayed on her. Eight Belles had run herself half to death yesterday, and now the vets were finishing the job as she lay on her side, her beautiful figure a black hump on the track. Horses don't just fall down like that, you thought, as NBC flitted away, cowardlike, from the sickening picture to the more appealing image of the Kentucky Derby victor, Big Brown. There is no turning away from this fact: Eight Belles killed herself finishing second. She ran with the heart of a locomotive, on champagne-glass ankles,...
  • From Castro's jails to Ky. Derby owners’ box

    05/03/2008 5:49:03 PM PDT · by I still care · 4 replies · 158+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | May 2, 2008 | Mike Brunker
    Cuban emigres living out rags-to-riches fairytale with colt Gayego Dr. Jose Prieto, left, and Carlos Juelle pose with Gayego shortly after they purchased him at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale. Carlos A. Juelle Mike Brunker Horse racing editor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Few, if any, have traveled a more improbable and circuitous route to the Kentucky Derby than Carlos Juelle and Jose Prieto. The Cuban émigrés journey to the owners’ suite at Churchill Downs traces back nearly four decades to hard-labor camps and a maximum security prison run by Fidel Castro’s communist regime. Juelle, a 68-year-old semi-retired business executive...
  • Big challenge for Big Brown from post 20 in Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2008 5:23:30 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 34 replies · 83+ views
    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. said earlier this week that he could not imagine that a post position could get Big Brown beat on Saturday. That conviction will be put to the extreme test when Big Brown breaks from the outside post in a full field of 20 in the $2,211,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Churchill Downs. Big Brown drew the 16th pick on Wednesday morning in the traditional pill pull that determined the selection for post positions. Dutrow and owner IEAH Stables had four other options—posts one, two, 18, and 19—by the time they chose their...
  • Name Games: Origins of Derby Monikers

    04/30/2008 10:06:40 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 3 replies · 178+ views
    http://tcm.bloodhorse.com/article/44920.htm ^ | April 30, 2008 | Claire Novak
    In our quest to discover the origins of names belonging to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders, we discovered a diamond mine, picked up some basketball lingo, learned Indonesian, and found out "What brown can do for us" (to slightly modify a line from a popular television ad). Here are the stories behind the names of a few runners going into this year’s first Saturday in May. Anak Nakal (Victory Gallop-Misk) is an Indonesian phrase meaning "mischevious child," owner Kassem Masri of Four Roses Thoroughbreds said. "He was a bad boy," Masri said. "But he's not anymore."...
  • Brown In Town__Kentucky Derby Update.

    04/29/2008 5:04:18 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 15 replies · 64+ views
    http://tcm.bloodhorse.com/article/44904.htm ^ | April 28, 2008 | Claire Novak
    Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Big Brown shipped into Churchill Downs April 28, exhibiting the same ease with which he earned his latest five-length victory. Now, with just five days remaining until the running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Rick Dutrow’s main concern is keeping the unbeaten son of Boundary out of trouble and in good condition heading into the May 3 event. Although Dutrow declined to hold court with the media early on, he eventually emerged from his office to give a brief statement on the condition of his trainee. “He’s good,” Dutrow...