February 25, 2013 - 11:15am
Orb wins the Grade II $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Orb defeated favorite Violence to win Saturday’s $400,000 Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. It was the first stakes win for the Shug McGaughey trainee who is now second on the Kentucky Derby Road to the Derby points list with 50 points. It should...
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...
October 26, 2012 - 9:34am
Todd Pletcher, Graham Motion discuss banning of anti-bleeding medication in 2-year-old horses
The hot topic at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, to be held Nov. 2 and 3, centers around a new rule involving medication for participating horses.The Breeders’ Cup has banned the use of Lasix in all five of its 2-year-old races. Lasix (also...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider Analysis on Gemologist
ProTrained by Todd Pletcher- who won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver, who is pleased with post position 15. "It worked out perfect," he said. "I love the 15, the first one in the auxiliary gate. There's a little space there. He's outside all the speed."Winner of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Why we love the Kentucky Derby: Trainer Dale Romans [Horse racing]
Of all the red-letter occasions local trainer Dale Romans considers worth celebrating, none comes close to the thought of winning Derby Day.
This article appears in the April 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, visit loumag.com.The past two years that trainer Dale Romans has started a horse in the Kentucky Derby, he and his family have hosted a small after-party at their home in south Louisville. It’s a relaxed affair...