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Timeline Tight for Zedan's Sought Appellate Relief

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 21:00
Churchill Downs Inc. will be given until April 24 at noon ET to respond to an appeals court motion for emergency relief seeking to get Muth into the Kentucky Derby (G1), only three days before a deadline for Derby horses to be under the Twin Spires.

Fierceness, Catalytic, West Saratoga Post Derby Works

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 21:00
Coming off a record-breaking victory in the March 30 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Fierceness breezes April 19 at Palm Beach Downs in South Florida in preparation for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Zedan Injunction Bid to Allow Muth in KY Derby Denied

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 21:00
Owner Amr Zedan's quest for a temporary injunction that would require Churchill Downs to allow Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Muth into the Kentucky Derby (G1) field was denied April 18 by a Louisville, Ky., judge.

Mott Horses Resilience, Just F Y I Breeze at Churchill

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 15:00
Wood Memorial (G2) winner Resilience and 2023's champion 2-year-old filly Just F Y I recorded their first Churchill Downs workouts April 18 after racing in respective Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races nearly two weeks ago.

Keith Asmussen Grateful For KY Oaks, KY Derby Mounts

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 15:00
Keith Asmussen set a goal to ride one race as a jockey. He has done far more than that, ranking as one of the leading riders at Oaklawn Park. Now comes the mount on Just Steel in the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

KY Derby Handicapping: Participants' Final Fractions

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 15:00
Reviewing how fast each Kentucky Derby contender ran the last three-eighths of a mile of their final prep race has been a productive pursuit.

Forever Young 'Ready to Rumble' at Churchill Downs

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 21:00
The first of the Japanese Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders, Forever Young, arrived at Churchill Downs early in the morning April 13 and has begun to settle in over the dirt track he'll call home for the next three weeks.

Sharp-Working Fierceness Continues to Top Derby Dozen

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 21:00
Byron King's Top 12 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, presented by Spendthrift Farm.

Court Says It Will Rule on Zedan-CDI Case This Week

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 03:00
Declaring he understands the arguments, a Louisville, Ky., judge said he will issue a ruling this week on Amr Zedan's courtroom bid to force Churchill Downs to allow Arkansas Derby (G1) winner and Bob Baffert trainee Muth in the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Clement Says Deterministic 'Unlikely' to Run in Derby

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 03:00
Trainer Christophe Clement said April 15 that Deterministic is "unlikely" to run in the Kentucky Derby (G1) after a disappointing eighth-place finish as a 4-5 favorite in his last race, the Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

NYRA Announces Purses for Belmont Stakes Festival

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 21:00
The New York Racing Association announced April 15 the lucrative purse schedule for the four-day 2024 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course, slated for Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Now The Next In, Grand Mo the First Preps for KY Derby

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 03:00
Granpollo Stable's Grand Mo the First, who finished a distant third behind Fierceness in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), was sent to the track April 14 for a five-furlong maintenance workout at Gulfstream Park.

Honor Marie Breezes 'The Right Way' For Derby

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:00
Several contenders for the Kentucky Derby (G1) had regular training sessions April 14 at Churchill Downs, including Louisiana Derby (G2) runner-up Honor Marie and UAE Derby (G2) winner Forever Young.

No More Time Injured in Breeze, Out of Kentucky Derby

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:00
No More Time, winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) and runner-up in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3), is off the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail after sustaining an injury at the end of his April 14 breeze at Palm Meadows Training Center.

Derby Contenders Work Over Churchill Downs Track

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 21:00
Among those working at Churchill Downs April 13 were Catching Freedom, Endlessly, Mystik Dan, and Common Defense.

Fierceness Holds Lead Over Sierra Leone in Derby Dozen

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 21:00
Byron King's Top 12 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, presented by Spendthrift Farm.

Sierra Leone Tops Fierceness in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 15:00
Not only did Sierra Leone's impressive turn of foot propel him to the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) winners' circle, but also to the top of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's 3-year-old poll.

Churchill Downs Cites Anti-SLAPP Act Against Zedan Suit

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 00:00
Churchill Downs Inc. has cited Kentucky's anti-SLAPP statute in a motion to dismiss most portions of a lawsuit brought by prominent owner Amr Zedan that seeks to dismantle Churchill Downs' suspension of Bob Baffert from racing at its tracks.

Hades Attempts to Earn Kentucky Derby Spot in Lexington

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 18:00
The field for the 150th Kentucky Derby (G1) is almost set, but the 1 1/16-mile $400,000 Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland April 13 provides a final opportunity to make Derby dreams come true.

Resilience Brings Three Decades of Dedication to Derby

Sun, 04/07/2024 - 21:00
When Wood Memorial (G2) winner Resilience was a foal, he carried himself in the way that elite racehorses do; with a self-assured manner that showed he knew what was expected of a horse with his pedigree.

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