LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) – John Oxley’s Classic Empire was made the 4-1 morning-line favorite for Kentucky Derby 143 when post positions were drawn Wednesday morning in the Aristides Lounge at Churchill Downs.
Prior to the draw during morning training, Louisiana Derby (Grade II) winner Girvin galloped a mile at 6:30 in his first activity at Churchill Downs since arriving at the track Tuesday afternoon. Read more
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero will face 11 rivals Saturday as he bids to repeat in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I), one of seven graded stakes on the 14-race program that is highlighted by the 143rd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). Read more
With trainer Joe Sharp riding alongside on a lead pony, Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track Monday morning before the renovation break. Read more
LOUISVILLE, KY. (Wednesday, March 23, 2016) – The roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete for the honor of succeeding Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah as the 12th horse to sweep the American Triple Crown has climbed to 377 after nine horses were made eligible for the coveted three-race series during its late nomination phase that closed just before midnight (EDT) on Monday, March 21. Read more
ELMONT, N.Y. – American Pharoah will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978 when he contests the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The third leg of the Triple Crown is the highlight of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by DraftKings. Read more