Watch: American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

Your browser does not support iframes. American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Bob Baffert, won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The favorite entering the race, American Pharoah held off Firing Line and Dortmund to win his fifth straight race. The winning time for the 1 1/4 mile race was 2:03.02 in front of a record crowd of 170,513...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Jockey Victor Espinoza earned his third career Kentucky Derby victory. He also won last year with California Chrome. It’s also legendary trainer Bob Baffert’s first win since 2002. He also trained Dortmund, who led most of the race. California horses have won three of the last five...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The biggest race in the country, and perhaps the world, is upon us in the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. 20 of the country’s best three year olds, led by American Pharoah, will run further then they’ve ever been asked to run before for $2 million and the pinnacle of prestige in the sport. The race itself needs no introduction as I’ve found that people...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 141 Predictions and Preview

Aside from being a great sporting event, the Kentucky Derby is an event in and of itself. Attendees wear interesting hats. I have seen hats that have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous on Derby Day. There's food as well, like Derby Pie and the famous Mint Julip.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Kentucky Derby post position draws

Jamie Rhodes USA TODAY Sports The 141st Kentucky Derby field is set and the opening positions for the race were announced with race favorite American Pharoah will start in post position 18. Here is the full post position draws with odds: Ocho Ocho Ocho (50-1) Carpe Diem (8-1) Materiality (12-1) Tencendur (30-1) Danzig Moon (30-1) Mubtaahij (20-1) El Kabier (30-1)...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby positions: American Pharoah draws No. 18

  The Kentucky Derby post position is set, and it’s good news for the favorites, who avoided the dreaded No. 1 position.   American Pharoah, the favorite to win the Derby at 9-4 odds, drew the No. 18 starting position for Saturday’s Run for the Roses. Dortmund, who like American Pharoah is trained by Bob Baffert, will start from the No. 8 spot. Carpe Diem, the...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby: Itsaknockout to wear Mayweather-Pacquaio gear

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports The Kentucky Derby will be run the same day Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio meet in the ring in Las Vegas.  One of the 20 horses to run in the Derby will wear Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio gear during the May 2 race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Promoters for the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight announced Monday that they will sponsor Itsaknockout...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s son, Cozmic One, Flops in Racing Debut

Cozmic One, the first foal of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, trailed every step of the way in his highly-anticipated racing debut last Friday at Santa Anita Park against a group of five other 3-year-olds and finished last in a one mile maiden special weight event. The son of Bernardini, who trailed by as many as 10 lengths in the early stages, made up a little bit of ground late...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby with new rules

Churchill Downs is fighting the good fight and cracking down on one of the nation’s biggest emerging issues: selfie sticks. The Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away, and if someone attending the Derby wants to take a selfie, they’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way. According to The Courier-Journal, the famous racetrack is banning selfie sticks (as well...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five horses for your Grand National short list

The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in the world and the 2015 race at Aintree has the potential to be one of the most emotional in its history. Tony McCoy, who is on the verge of being crowned champion National Hunt jockey for the 20th time, is retiring at the end of the season. But, if he wins the Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor, he is planning to quit immediately...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 2015 Prep and Horse Racing Tidbits

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd is a little over three weeks away. Many of the major Derby prep races have been run as of this writing. As most racing fans know, each race had a certain amount of Derby-qualifying points attached to it.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Arkansas Derby; Plus 3 Other Races

The spotlight in this week’s Horse Racing Races of the Week shines on Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas as we will be looking at the 2015 Arkansas Derby for three year olds with 2015 Kentucky Derby aspirations as our feature Race of the Week. The nine furlong, Grade: 1 race carries a purse of $1 million and drew a field of eight including 2014 two year colt champion American...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial and Bluegrass Stakes; Plus 5 Other Major Stakes Races

Let’s just go ahead and call this the biggest weekend thus far in 2015 in the sport of Horse Racing. I looked at 22 stakes races, but narrowed it down to what I thought were the top eight. The weekend will be highlighted by three Grade: 1, $1 million races in the 2015 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, New York, which attracted El Kabeir and Daredevil, the Toyota Bluegrass...
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Kentucky Derby Special— A Star Is Born…

Move over American Pharaoh, Dortmund, Carpe Diem and the rest of the top three olds being pointed to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, there is a new kid on the block…. and his name is Mubtaahij. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the son of Dubawi (Dubai Millenium) absolutely obliterated eight other rivals in the $2 million Emirates Derby Saturday night at Meydan Race Course...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Full Preview of the 2015 Florida Derby; Plus 5 Other Major Stakes Races

Another tremendous weekend of racing this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing as we will be looking at a total of six races, highlighted by one of the biggest annual Kentucky Derby prep races in the country in the 2015 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The Florida Derby, which has produced an eye popping 57 Triple Crown race winners, is run at nine furlongs, carries Grade:1 status...
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Will California Chrome Struggle at the 2015 Dubai World Cup?

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of the United Arab Emirates, said American champion California Chrome may have a difficultly adapting to the new dirt track at Meydan, site of the $10-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, and does not see the big chestnut winning the world’s richest horse race. The Sheikh made his remarks last Thursday at the grand opening of an Arabian...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Kentucky Derby…A Look Ahead

You can call this a modified version of my annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” When I looked at the 2015 crop of three years olds, it certainly appears to be one of the strongest I’ve seen in quite some time. The 25 or so horses I have listed here all have shown a tremendous amount of potential as have others that I have not added (yet) and still others who either won...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Look at the 2015 Rebel Stakes; Plus 3 Others

We will be looking at four more races this week in our Horse Racing Races of the Week, highlighted by the 2015 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The mile and a sixteenth race for three year olds attracted 2014 two year old colt champion American Pharoah. Actually, our main focus will be at Oaklawn Park (and on the stallion Tapit…more on that later, trust me...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Khozan, Half Brother to Champion Royal Delta, Injured; Out of 2015 Kentucky Derby

Khozan, a half brother to three time champion Royal Delta, has been injured and taken off the road to the 2015 Kentucky Derby according to owner Al Shaqab Racing’s U.S. racing manager Bradley Weisbord. Weisbord said the unbeaten three year old colt, by Distorted Humor out of blue hen mare Delta Princess, has an appointment Monday, March 9, with Dr. Larry Bramlage of Rood &...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Santa Anita Handicap; Plus 5 Other Major Races

This is simply an enormous weekend in the sport of Horse Racing. By my count, there are 11 major races spanning across the county that merit attention, but I grudgingly narrowed it down to six. They include the rescheduled (because of a deluge) seven furlong, $200,000 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida that will feature Daredevil, the Gotham Stakes for three year olds at...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Fountain of Youth & Risen Star Stakes'; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at a total of four more races co-highlighted by the 2015 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida, which will feature the highly regarded Upstart, and the 2015 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, which will feature Le Comte Stakes upset winner International Star vs. the up and coming...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 San Vincente Stakes: Plus 3 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at four more key races being run around the country. The highlight race will be Sunday’s San Vincente Stakes at Santa Anita Park for three year olds going seven furlongs. The race carries a purse of $200,000 and will mark the 2015 debut of impressive 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red. We will also be...
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Infographic Preview: The Cheltenham Festival

In about six weeks’ time, horse racing fans in Europe and around the world will tune in to one of the first great racing festivals of the year. While we in the U.S. equate prestigious horse racing with events like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, the earlier months of the year bring about equally incredible races throughout the U.K. And first up is the Cheltenham...
Via Low Brow Sports
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes; Plus 3 Others

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the week, we will be looking at a total of four races from around the country with the highlight race being the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The $400,000 Grade: 2 race will be run at one and one sixteenth miles and drew a field of 10 with Upstart being installed as the 2/1 morning line favorite. The three other races...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Famed track announcer Tom Durkin stays busy in retirement

  Tom Durkin could not walk five feet through the crowd at Gulfstream Park without someone yelling his name, asking for a handshake or stopping to chat. And everyone who beckoned got the same warm reaction. There's a certain irony in that Durkin -- who is allergic to horses -- is still one of thoroughbred racing's most recognizable faces, even a few months after his retirement from...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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