Kentucky Derby

August 27, 2014
Churchill Downs on Wednesday released the points schedules for determining eligibility to the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks with minimal changes from the template established during the first two years of the system.
The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, the final major stakes of the year for 2-year-olds, has been added to the list of qualifying races for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs announced in a statement on Wednesday.
May 05, 2014
In almost every respect but one, California Chrome’s victory in the Kentucky Derby was satisfying and heartwarming, a triumph for the little guy that fans and the media always relish.
May 01, 2014
Saturday's Kentucky Derby will have a clear-cut favorite in California Chrome, the winner of four straight stakes by a total of 24 1/4 lengths. In my opinion, it’s basically a two-horse race between California Chrome and Wicked Strong.
California Chrome has come to mean more than he ever should. Think he’s carrying only 126 pounds and Victor Espinoza on Saturday against Wicked Strong, Danza, Tapiture, and Candy Boy? Think again.
April 30, 2014
The book on Gary Stevens is that he tends to like every horse he’s ever ridden, describing some of them as champions in the making while others brush perilously close to being nothing less than the second coming of Man o’ War.
April 29, 2014
Art Sherman has assembled around California Chrome a troupe of low-profile talent that has taken the colt from modest little state-bred stakes to the brink of everlasting fame, led by his son and assistant, Alan Sherman, exercise rider Willie Delgado, ...
April 28, 2014
In a sport amply populated by rogues and cheaters, trainer Steve Asmussen has become Public Enemy No. 1. But is he a poster boy or just a convenient target?
April 24, 2014
If it is late April, it is the time of year when rank longshots and abject no-hopers come out of the woodwork to clutter the Kentucky Derby field with their unreasonable dreams.
April 16, 2014
There is no disputing that there have been 51 Kentucky Derby winners since 1962, and not one of them had his or her roots in California.