Kentucky Derby

May 09, 2016
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Kentucky Derby fourth-place finisher Mohaymen would not run in either the Preakness or the Belmont, but instead will have the Travers on Aug. 27 as his next major goal, with a possible start in the Jim Dandy on July 30.
May 08, 2016
It’s seems so obvious the morning after the Kentucky Derby, but it is still worth stating: Nyquist is just plain better than his contemporaries, and it isn’t really close right now.
May 07, 2016
When it comes to winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O’Neill, owner Paul Reddam, and jockey Mario Gutierrez said they’ll have another.
Nyquist sped clear turning for home and finished clear of a fast-closing Exaggerator in winning the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
May 05, 2016
Since 2003 there have been 13 different trainers win the Kentucky Derby, 13 different racing families elevated, for a brief time, above all the rest. At the end of those two minutes, run at a pace that seems both an eternity and a heartbeat, all the ...
With the 142nd Kentucky Derby upon us, overlays and underlays abound in the four Derby futures pools that were offered by Churchill Downs in preceding months.
Bob Baffert didn't walk away after American Pharoah retired, didn't say “Baffert out” following the Triple Crown. No, one year after training American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years, Baffert has taken up his familiar spot preceding ...
Mom and Dad will be here. So will the three sisters and some of their kids and other family members – or a fair percentage of the population of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. “This isn't just for me and Keith and the family,” said Kent Desormeaux, the ...
May 04, 2016
The central question of the 2016 Kentucky Derby is whether Nyquist is simply better than his 19 opponents or a vulnerable favorite in a subpar year. He has pluses and minuses, but is among five horses who will be on my pick-whatever tickets.
The training charts hang on barn walls, whiteboard wiped clean and rewritten late each morning, and sit in desk drawers, written into ledger books ink-smudged or pristine. The charts record past exercise and sketch the future – the walks, jogs, ...