Kentucky Oaks

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Fog Impacts Derby Workers

2019-04-22T11:34:47-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

The rain cleared out of Louisville, Kentucky,  around 6 p.m. April 20, and a dense fog rose on Churchill Downs early Sunday morning and made many trainers, once again, alter their work patterns for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) contenders. Bill Mott's big two [...]

Oaks Derby Days Pick 6

2019-04-18T05:33:26-05:00April 18th, 2019|

  The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a plan on April 16 that allows Churchill Downs to offer a $2 Pick 6 wager on the six Grade 1 races offered on Kentucky Oaks Day and Kentucky Derby Day this year. The new Pick 6 wager will include two races on [...]

Fasig Tipton Gulfstream

2019-03-28T05:53:14-05:00March 28th, 2019|

    Magnier Stars at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale by Nicolle Neulist   Six horses topped the million-dollar mark in an active Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in training.  M. V. Magnier, of Irish breeding and racing powerhouse Coolmore, was the star of the show: his name appeared on four [...]

Dubai Preview

2019-03-29T07:48:03-05:00March 27th, 2019|

    The Cups     Kaitlin Free previews the Dubai World Cup Night card.  (Race 1) Dubai Kahayla Classic Kicking off Dubai World Cup Night will be the Dubai Kahayla Classic, the world’s richest race for purebred Arabians. The race is a 10 Furlong Group 1 on [...]

Street Band Takes Oaks

2019-03-24T07:04:54-05:00March 24th, 2019|

  1/5 favorite, Serengeti Empress was hustled out of the gate early by James Graham, secured the early lead in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks and looked serious as a heart attack to go wire to wire in the 1-1/16 mile event. She cut out a 1/4 mile [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-07T11:04:00-05:00March 7th, 2019|

  Fountain of Youth runner up Bourbon War will be pointed to the Florida Derby. Global Campaign grabbed a quarter badly in the Fountain of Youth. Will have some time off and is off of the Derby Trail. Jaywalk came out of her fourth place in the Davona Dale just [...]

Bourbon and the Deacon

2019-03-04T13:21:17-05:00March 4th, 2019|

    Bourbon and the Deacon at the Derby Bar By Kate Richards          There must be something in the country air, limestone soil and the bluegrass carpet of Kentucky to produce the spirit of a whiskey that is historically all-American. Congress said so in 1964 designating [...]

10 Years Since Rachel’s Oaks by Mary Dixon Reynolds

2019-02-23T10:15:22-05:00February 23rd, 2019|

        Celebrating Rachel by Mary Dixon Reynolds   Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rachel Alexandra's breathtaking Kentucky Oaks which unwittingly began her campaign for Horse of the Year The exquisite looking bay filly with the upside down question mark on her face was named after owner and [...]

Serengeti Empress Puts on a Show

2019-02-17T08:06:43-05:00February 17th, 2019|

  Serengeti Empress put on a show with an  impressive 4-1/2 length, wire to wire victory in the $200,000 Grade 2 Rachel Alexander Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Saturday. Sent right to the lead by James Graham, Serengeti Empress was extremely comfortable while carving out a slow early 1/4 [...]