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Calvin Borel, 50, will become a father for the first time.
Jockey Calvin Borel has no prospective mount for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and yet the Hall of Fame jockey says he has seldom been happier in his life. The reason? At age 50, Borel will become a father for the first time this fall. Full Story >>
TODAY April 24, 2017
Clearsky Farm has progressed farther and faster than many other major breeding and racing entities. In less than a decade, the operation has bred and raised several Grade 1 winners, including champion Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse.
YESTERDAY April 23, 2017
The Kentucky Derby overshadows everything in its orbit including, unfortunately, the Kentucky Oaks. Every year, people, sometimes with justification but always with misplaced hope, lament how the Kentucky Oaks gets short shrift. Well, here's a personal ...
April 21, 2017
Bode Miller, an Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, is like all those who participate in that sport: a risk taker. Now, Miller is participating in another high-risk endeavor, horse racing, buying a small interest in Spiral Stakes winner Fast and ...
Four of the major contenders for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks already have settled in at Churchill Downs, with Miss Sky Warrior among those sent here in time to have a couple of serious breezes over the local surface.
April 19, 2017
McCraken, one of the favorites for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, will have two more breezes prior to the May 6 race after putting in a nice bit of work Tuesday over a fast Churchill track.
Gun Runner could return to action in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap on June 17 at Churchill Downs, although any definite plans “would be a little premature,” Winchell racing manager David Fiske said Tuesday.
Trainer Lynn Whiting, who reached the pinnacle of his profession by saddling Lil E. Tee to win the 1992 Kentucky Derby, died suddenly Wednesday morning from complications of a long-term illness and a recent stroke. He was 77.
April 18, 2017
McCraken had his first breeze since incurring his first career defeat in the Blue Grass Stakes, working a sharp half-mile early Tuesday over a fast track at Churchill Downs.
April 17, 2017
Trainer Chad Brown on Monday said he is “leaning towards passing” the Kentucky Derby with Cloud Computing, a decision that has implications regarding the potential field for the May 6 Derby at Churchill Downs.
April 15, 2017
Girvin, the winner of the Louisiana Derby, and Fast and Accurate, the Spiral Stakes winner, breezed Saturday at the Churchill Downs Trackside facility in preparation for the May 6 Kentucky Derby.