LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – It’s time to get ready for your favorite Derby week events. Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester kicks off the Derby celebration on Saturday, April 30 followed by action-packed racing on Tuesday and Wednesday and a celebration of all things Kentucky at Thurby presented by TwinSpires.com to begin Oaks & Derby weekend. Tickets for all events are still available at www.kentuckyderbyweek.com.
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ELMONT, N.Y. – Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah went out onto a sloppy Belmont Park main track for the first time this morning to stretch his legs and become acclimated with his new surroundings as he prepares for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by DraftKings, and perhaps a date with destiny.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, June 2, 2015) -Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah walked the shed row of Barn 33 Tuesday morning before departing Churchill Downs at 10 a.m. (all times Eastern) for a van ride to Louisville International Airport for his flight to New York in anticipation of Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI).
YouTube video of American Pharoah’s May 25 gallop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FktMyy55BmQ
AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS IN THE SLOP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS;
BAFFERT WILL BE AT BARN 33 TUESDAY MORNING TO CHECK ON CHAMPION
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 25, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 ¼ miles over a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET with Jorge Alvarez up.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 3, 2015) – To set the stage for his press conference Sunday morning to reflect on this fourth victory, Hall of Fame trainerBob Baffert brought the star of the 141st Kentucky Derby — American Pharoah — out of the barn to pose for the cameras.
LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, April 6, 2015) – Multiplatinum and award-winning singer, songwriter and actor, Josh Groban, will perform the national anthem at the 141st Kentucky Derby(r) Presented by Yum! Brands at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) on Saturday, May 2.
The performance by the internationally-renowned artist will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just after 5 p.m. EDT, immediately prior to the race. The performance will be broadcast live as part of the NBC telecast of the Kentucky Derby.
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 13, 2012) – Flashy Gray, a two-year-old filly by Flashy Bull who broke her maiden by 10¼ lengths at Churchill Downs on November 8, sold for $775,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom Keithley, contributing to double-digit gains across the board during Tuesday’s session of the November Breeding Stock Sale.
ARCADIA , Calif. (May 7, 2012)—I’ll Have Another, who parlayed victory in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7 to victory in America’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, not only brought home a winning purse of $1.2 million, he made 32-year-old Pasadena resident Greg Politano $16,300 as a result of a $1,000 win wager made by Santa Anita on his behalf.