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...
February 15, 2013 - 10:30am
Bob Baffert
Trainer is gearing up for May at Derby preps across the country
This time each year, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby prospects begin to flourish at tracks across the country.Times haven’t changed.Baffert appears loaded with talented, promising 3-year-olds again this season, and many of them will take a major step toward May in races...
January 25, 2013 - 10:45am
Rick Pitino
Gorgui, named for Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, faces eight rivals in his first race
One of a trio of University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino-owned horses named for his players is set to debut Sunday at Gulfstream Park.Gorgui, named for University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, is entered in the seventh race, a seven-furlong test on dirt with nine participants. The...
January 22, 2013 - 10:30am
D. Wayne Lukas
Veteran trainer's promising colts win key Derby point standings races
The path to the Kentucky Derby is in its early stages, but one trainer is already making quite a statement.D. Wayne Lukas swept the three-day weekend’s two major stakes races included in the new Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings. Oxbow, a son of Awesome Again, dominated Saturday...
January 16, 2013 - 10:36am
Fans can watch and wager on simulcast tracks in Churchill Downs' new Parlay.
Churchill Downs will open a new on-track simulcast area on Wednesday, Jan. 16 with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. The Parlay, named after the gambling term to use winnings from one wager to make on another wager, is housed on the first floor in what used to be the Churchill...