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Clouds, Mild Weather Greet Fans on Kentucky Derby Day

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
While it would be inaccurate to say the clouds have parted for Kentucky Derby day 148, an overnight rain in Louisville, Ky. has ceased and no rain is forecast throughout May 7.

Pope's Commitment to Racing Shows With Charge It

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Mandy Pope has been immersed more than most owner/breeders in the development of Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Charge It. The Tapit homebred was raised at Pope's Whisper Hill Farm and then got his early training at her training center.

In Baffert's Absence, Trainers Seek Derby Breakthrough

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Even as trainers prepared their 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) runners, the absence of a trainer who has arguably been the face of the Derby since the mid-1990s, has won two Triple Crowns, and has enthusiastically promoted racing, certainly was noticed.

Awesome Slew Sires First Winner in Awesome Strong

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Awesome Strong became a winner at first asking and the first winner for freshman sire Awesome Slew in a maiden special weight race May 6 at Gulfstream Park.

Dream Shake Heads a Full Field in Knicks Go Overnight

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Exline-Border Racing, SAF Racing, Stonestreet Stables, and Richard Hausman's Dream Shake headlines a field of a dozen 4-year-olds and up for the inaugural running of the $160,000 Knicks Go Overnight Stakes May 7 at Churchill Downs.

Epicenter Favored in Early Kentucky Derby Wagering

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
In early wagering for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) May 6, Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Epicenter was a slight 5-1 favorite over Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Taiba, also 5-1, as of about 7:30 p.m.

Kentucky Oaks Day Sees Record $74.6 Million in Wagering

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
A return to a normal at Churchill Downs after two years of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions helped spur wagering records for Kentucky Oaks Day May 6.

Lukas Savors Fifth Oaks Win 40 Years After His First

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas started out his weekend May 6 with a low. Believing Ethereal Road was flat in his recent training after an active racing schedule last month, Lukas scratched Ethereal Road, his sole hopeful for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1).

Arrest Me Red Sprints to Victory in the Twin Spires

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
The 7-2 favorite stopped the clock in the 5 1/2-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up in 1:04.18, winning by 1 3/4 lengths over 40-1 longshot Bran.

Fixed-Odds Wagering Era Begins at Monmouth

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
William Pascrell III became the first person at Monmouth Park to make a fixed-odds wager, plunking down $50 on Glider to win the Long Branch Stakes May 7.

Lorena Begins Season Against Crack Field in Whimsical

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
​Seven fillies and mares, including multiple stakes winner Lorena, are set to race in the CA$150,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at Woodbine May 8. The Whimsical is a six-furlong dash over the track's synthetic Tapeta surface.

Matareya Earns Third Straight Win in Eight Belles

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
First Matareya called her shot with a quick bounce back out of her previous race; then she delivered May 6 with a 2 1/4-length victory in the $500,000 Eight Belles Stakes Presented by TwinSpires (G2) at Churchill Downs.

Briland Homebred Secret Oath Soars to Kentucky Oaks Win

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Back with females after a third-place finish in the Arkansas Derby (G1), Briland Farm's Secret Oath swooped past the field with a second-turn rally for a two-length win in the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

New Year's Eve Grabs First Graded Victory in Edgewood

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Marc Detampel's New Year's Eve picked up the first graded win of her career May 6 at Churchill Downs when she turned in an explosive late run in the Edgewood Stakes Presented by Forcht Bank (G2T).

Coolmore Strikes for Shout The Bar at Chairman's Sale

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Dual group 1 winner Shout The Bar, sold for an Inglis Chairman's Sale record price of AU$2.7 million (US$1,909,341) May 6, will be among a star studded cohort of elite mares bound for Coolmore's prized first season sire Home Affairs later this year.

Baffert Continues Defense in ESPN Interview

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
In the first of a two-part interview that aired May 6, Baffert contested the notion that betamethasone, the drug Medina Spirit tested positive for via a corticosteroid ointment called Otomax, had any impact on the race.

Olympiad Turns Back Happy Saver in Alysheba

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
When owner LNJ Foxwoods and trainer Bill Mott team up beneath the Twin Spires, particularly before a packed house, the highlights just keep coming.

Dempsey Poised to Fill Rare Role on Derby Gate Crew

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Cassie Dempsey will make history May 7 when the Ohio native becomes what is believed to be the first woman to participate on the Churchill Downs starting crew for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Jury Finds Giannelli Guilty of Conspiracy

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
The jury of eight men and four women in U.S. District Court in New York returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberations spanning two days. As part of their verdict, the jury agreed that Giannelli's intent was to defraud and mislead.

Pauline's Pearl Betters Shedaresthedevil in La Troienne

Sat, 2022-05-07 01:32
Stonestreet Stables' homebred Pauline's Pearl made the second grade 1 start of her career a winning one when she edged past 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Shedaresthedevil late to take the La Troienne Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs.

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