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Barbara D. Livingston
Union Rags will be represented in the Kentucky Derby by Patch.
Bodemeister and Union Rags were major factors on the 2012 Triple Crown trail, and five years later, both are expected to have starters from their first crops in the Kentucky Derby.Full Story >>
April 03, 2017
Road to the Derby: Louisiana Derby analysis
April 02, 2017
As expected, the first three finishers from Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby - Always Dreaming, State of Honor, and Gunnevera - will all be heading to Churchill Downs, where they will meet again on May 6 in the Kentucky Derby.
April 01, 2017
Trainer Todd Pletcher’s strong hand on the road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby suddenly got a lot stronger late Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park after Always Dreaming powered to a convincing five-length victory over State of Honor in the Grade 1, $1 ...
March 31, 2017
Sonneteer, the Southern California-based maiden who crashed the Rebel exacta when he finished second in the Grade 2, $900,000 race at 112-1, is coming back to Oaklawn. “All is on schedule to return for the Arkansas Derby,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said ...
Iliad finished a lot better in a team workout Friday than he finished his most recent race, a distant second in the San Felipe Stakes. Based on his Friday workout, Iliad is likely to improve in his second try around two turns when he stretches to 1 1/8 ...
Keeneland racing officials expect a field of at least seven 3-year-olds for the Blue Grass Stakes, the annual spring showcase that will anchor an action-packed opening weekend at the Lexington, Ky., track.
March 30, 2017
El Areeb, a 3-year-old with two Grade 3 stakes wins this year, came out of his Wednesday workout at Laurel Park with an injury to his right knee and is off the Kentucky Derby trail, trainer Cal Lynch said Thursday.
March 29, 2017
For 14 years, Brian Hernandez would have jumped at the chance to ride any horse in the Derby, but this year, he is on the verge of having to choose between two of North America's leading 3-year-olds.
The late addition of three decided outsiders to the field suddenly made Wednesday's post-position draw for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby very relevant. And sure enough, the draw proved significant, with Fountain of Youth winner and 9-5 ...
March 27, 2017
Sunland Derby winner Hence was traveling back to his Oaklawn base on Monday, his spot in the Kentucky Derby secure as he picked up 50 qualifying points for his victory. But the path he will take to the May 6 classic at Churchill Downs is to be ...