March 4, 2011 - 9:17pm
Another Saturday, another Derby prep race, and a much anticipated three-year-old debut as To Honor And Serve attempts the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes.
The next stop on the Derby trail arrives Saturday in Florida at Gulfstream Park with the $400,000 Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes. The field includes another two-year-old standout making his three-year-old debut. To Honor And Serve's two graded stakes wins over last week's Risen Star...
February 21, 2011 - 11:13am
Mucho Macho Man takes the $300,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes as he puts his mark squarely on the Derby watch list.
Mucho Macho Man, a son of Macho Uno, set just off the pace of front-runner Decisive Moment through much of the 1 1/16 mile race, along with Santiva and Liondrive at this weekend's $300,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes.
February 18, 2011 - 10:30am
Who’s your Derby pick? Yes, it may only be February, but this weekend Churchill Downs is holding their first of three opportunities to select your Derby horse now and bet him in their Derby Future Wager Pool 1.
For the past several years, Churchill Downs has offered the chance to bet on the Derby contenders well in advance of Derby Day with their Derby Future Wager Pools. Three different betting pools are offered on selected weekend dates, with the first beginning Friday. Pool 2 will run from March 11th...
February 14, 2011 - 9:00am
A new horse emerges on the Derby Trail as Anthony’s Cross blows past the favorite in Santa Anita's Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Trained by Eoin Harty, Anthony’s Cross, an Indian Charlie colt out of an Unbridled mare, turned the tables on Tapizar who previously beat him by 9 ¼ lengths in last month’s Sham Stakes, when Anthony’s Cross won the $250,000 Grade II Robert B.
February 11, 2011 - 10:09am
I've got Derby fever! Derby prep races introduce fans to the Kentucky Derby contenders long before Churchill's Spring Meet opens.
One of three Derby prep races scheduled for Saturday is Santa Anita’s $250,000, Grade 2, Robert B. Lewis Stakes with the most notable entries being Comma to the Top, who’s won his last five races; Steve Asmussen-trained Tapizar, already the winner of one Derby prep; and trainer Doug O’Neill’s...