Category Archives: Latest News

Leave The Light On Off Derby Trail Due To Injury

Posted on: Jan 31, 2015

One of the early favorites for Kentucky Derby contendership is off the Triple Crown trail. Remsden Stakes winner Leave The Light On will undergo surgery for an ankle injury on Monday. This longterm prognosis is good but he’ll miss the Triple Cr....

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Upstart Wins Holy Bull Stakes

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015

Three year old Upstart is coming along faster than even trainer Rick Violette anticipated. Making his three year old debut on Saturday, Upstart easily won the Grade 2 $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The victory also earned Upstart ten p....

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Kentucky Derby Prep Season Ready To Heat Up

Posted on: Jan 22, 2015

We’re nearing the end of January and the Kentucky Derby prep season is about to heat up. There are just a few races left in the early prep series awarding horses a maximum of 10 qualification points for the race. Approximately one month from no....

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California Chrome Named Eclipse ‘Horse of the Year’

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome beat out Bayern and Main Sequence to win the Eclipse Award for ‘Horse of the Year’. The popular and charismatic California-bred also won the award for ‘Three Year Old of the Year....

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Tom Durkin Joins West Point Thoroughbreds

Posted on: Jan 18, 2015

The longtime voice of NYRA, the Breeders’ Cup and the Triple Crown–Tom Durkin–won’t stay ‘retired’ for long. He’s going to join fractional ownership brokerage West Point Thoroughbreds as an owner and other as....

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Eclipse Award Finalists Announced

Posted on: Jan 07, 2015

2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Main Sequence are the finalists for the Eclipse Award for ‘Horse of the Year’. The winner will be announced on Jan....

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Kentucky Derby Prep Trail Starts With Jerome Stakes

Posted on: Jan 02, 2015

Just three days in to the new year, the Kentucky Derby prep trail will begin on Saturday at Aqueduct with the 145th running of the Jerome Stakes. Nine horses have been entered in the Grade 3 event which is the second (or third) oldest stakes race in ....

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Kentucky Derby Will Have New Announcer In 2015

Posted on: Dec 21, 2014

The Kentucky Derby will have a new track announcer for the 2015 race. Churchill Downs has hired Travis Stone as the new track announcer. He will begin his new job at the start of the 2015 spring meet. Former announcer Larry Collmus left after one yea....

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Take Charge Brandi Could Be Pointed To Kentucky Derby

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014

On balance, the revised qualification format for the Kentucky Derby has been a positive–unless you’re a female horse. It’s had the effect of making it more difficult for the distaff qualify for the Kentucky Derby. That might not det....

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