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Maximum Security Out of Pennsylvania Derby Due to Colic

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 21:00
Two-time grade 1 winner Maximum Security is out of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing because of a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work Monday, Sept. 16.

Dennis' Moment, Lazy Daisy Earn Breeders' Cup Berths

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:00
With the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) beginning with the Sept. 14 Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs, a points leader was established with victorious Dennis’ Moment, and perhaps, too, a legitimate early Derby favorite.

Some Question, Some Praise CHRB Process in Justify Case

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:00
A day after a bombshell story from the New York Times that noted Justify had failed a drug test after his victory in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1), there were compliments and criticism of how the regulator handled the case.

Connections React to Story on Justify Failing Drug Test

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:00
Certain connections of Justify reacted Sept. 12 to a New York Times story revealing that the eventual Triple Crown winner failed a post-race drug test following his 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1) victory by saying contamination caused the positive test.

Rowdy Yates to Try Graded Stakes Again in Iroquois

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 03:00
After delivering a front-end victory in the TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes, Rowdy Yates will return to graded stakes company Sept. 14 in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Possibility of One Starting Gate for Derby Praised

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 21:00
If there's one thing that can bring people together, it is a report that Churchill Downs is considering the purchase of a starting gate for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

Improbable Looms a Probable for Pennsylvania Derby

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 00:00
About a week ago, a great racing trivia question would have been "Who was the favorite in the 2019 Kentucky Derby?" And, you could also add the Preakness Stakes (G1) to that question.

Road to Kentucky Derby and Oaks Schedule Announced

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 21:00
The Road to the Kentucky Derby will begin Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs, as the $200,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds launches a journey which, for a lucky few, could end beneath the Twin Spires on the first Saturday in May.

Churchill to Add Hotel, Historical Gaming at Track

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:00
A hotel will be added at Churchill Downs as part of a large capital improvement project at the Louisville, Ky., track that also will include the addition of historical gaming.

Derby Week Helps Improve Churchill Downs Inc. Earnings

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:00
Thanks in part to another strong Kentucky Derby week performance at Churchill Downs racetrack and a significant bump from Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Ky., Churchill Downs Inc. reports a 23% increase in adjusted earnings for the second quarter.

Four Million-Dollar Races Planned for Oaklawn Park 2020

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:00
Four $1 million stakes races: the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2), $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2), and $1 million Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) highlight Oaklawn's 2020 stakes schedule. 

Retired Maryland Racing Announcer Dick Woolley Dies

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:00
Racing announcer Dick Woolley, who called the Preakness Stakes (G1) wins of the three Triple Crown winners of the 1970s, died July 1 in Baltimore County. He was 89.

La Force, Paradise Woods Square Off in Clement Hirsch

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 03:00
For La Force to secure what has proven an elusive grade 1 win in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes July 28 at Del Mar, she'll have to defeat a familiar foe in Paradise Woods and other talented runners.

La Force, Paradise Woods Again Meet in Clement Hirsch

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 00:00
For La Force to secure what has proven an elusive grade 1 win in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes July 28 at Del Mar, she'll have to defeat a familiar foe in Paradise Woods and other talented runners.

BackTrack: Whirlaway Stars in American Derby

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:00
This week is a recap of the 1941 American Handicap (G1) at Washington Park won by Triple Crown winner Whirlaway. The recap ran in the Aug. 30, 1941 magazine (writer not credited).

The Stronach Group, Baltimore Talking Future of Pimlico

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:00
It might not yet be time for fans of Pimlico Race Course to celebrate. But for the first time in a long time, there's a possibility that the light at the end of Old Hilltop's tunnel is not that of an oncoming train.

Belmont Winner Sir Winston to Miss Summer Season

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 21:00
Sir Winston, winner of the June 8 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), will get time off in Ocala, Fla. because of a minor ankle issue and will not contest the summer 3-year-old races, trainer Mark Casse confirmed June 20.

Mr. Money Looks to Cash in Matt Winn Stakes

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:00
As impressive as Mr. Money's 5 1/4-length victory in the Pat Day Mile Stakes Presented by LG&E and KU (G3) looked May 4 at Churchill Downs, the effort has only been flattered in the weeks that followed.

Churchill Downs Unveils Kentucky Derby 146 Logo

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:00
Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 146 logo and announced that Keith Anderson will create next year's "Official Art of the Kentucky Derby." The 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) will take place May 2, 2020.

What's Going On Here: Home in Front

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:00
The wave in ownership toward multiple owners sharing a horse for diversification and sharing expenses isn’t going away any time soon—it is where the business is heading these days. But the 2019 classic season was one for the home team.

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