March 8, 2013 - 11:15am
Rick Pitino
Colt could land a spot in the gate for the Run for the Roses with win in San Felipe
Just as the Louisville basketball team is preparing for its crucial postseason run, Rick Pitino’s Kentucky Derby hopeful is upon his defining moment.Goldencents, the bay colt part-owned by Pitino who is considered a top Derby contender, faces his toughest rival yet - and will determine his...
March 7, 2013 - 6:07pm
Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel hits a milestone.
Jockey Calvin Borel, a Louisville transplant from Louisiana, became the 26th jockey to reach his 5,000th career win. After months of waiting and watching, fans were rewarded on Thursday when Borel guided Hezunsual, at odds of 9-2, to victory in the 6th race at Oaklawn Park in Hot...
February 25, 2013 - 11:00am
Ive Struck A Nerve springs upset in Risen Star Stakes at 135-1.
In a surprising upset, Ive Struck A Nerve, at odds of 135-1, took down a field of 12 to win Saturday’s $400,000 Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. The win landed the colt atop the Kentucky Derby Road to the Derby points board with a total of 51 points....
February 22, 2013 - 11:00am
Bob Baffert scored big stakes victories last weekend; will Saturday's spotlight shine on Pletcher?
Over the three-day weekend, trainer Bob Baffert secured the spotlight when his Kentucky Derby prospects Shakin It Up and Super Ninety Nine won key stakes races.Will this weekend be Todd Pletcher’s time to shine?Pletcher sends out undefeated Violence as the favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2...
February 22, 2013 - 10:45am
The Road to the Kentucky Derby includes two talent-packed stakes races—the Fountain of Youth and the Risen Star.
Things are starting to heat up as the Kentucky Derby draws nearer. Yes, the Kentucky Derby is still two months away, but for many of the contenders it's only one or two more starts away. The Road to the Kentucky Derby points system kicks into phase two, the first leg of the Kentucky Derby...