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A Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby Trifecta? It Could Happen

May 3, 2019 |

  Trainer Bob Baffert Discusses His Three Kentucky Derby Runners, Says Another Should be Favored By Augusta Hosmer It’s a dream and an enormous accomplishment for someone to bring a single horse to the Kentucky Derby (GI) once, but leave it Hall of Famer and to two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to bring three […]

“A Tough Pill to Swallow”

May 2, 2019 |

  After Scratch Of Omaha Beach, Trainer Mandella And Owner Rick Porter Put Horse’s Welfare First; Baffert, Other Trainers React By Augusta Hosmer “I think I might be allergic to the Derby,” Omaha Beach’s trainer, Richard Mandella, said at Churchill Downs Thursday morning. Racing fans are still reeling at the announcement on Wednesday afternoon that […]

En Garde, Kentucky! Master Fencer Has Arrived

April 28, 2019 |

  First Japanese-Bred Runner To Start in The Kentucky Derby By Augusta Hosmer Most North American racing fans associate Japanese horses racing at American racetracks with the wild-tempered Tapit colt Lani, who won the 2016 UAE Derby (GII) in Dubai and ran with mediocre success in that year’s Kentucky Derby (GI), Preakness Stakes (GI) and […]

A Horse to Make You Say “WoW!”

April 24, 2019 |

  Meet 2019 Kentucky Derby Contender  War of Will By Augusta Hosmer “Oh, William.” We can’t tell you just how many variations of the name “Will” we heard Kentucky Derby contender War of Will being called at the Mark Casse barn at Keeneland, but “William” was a definite favorite. After his strong work on the […]

What’s in a Name? Kentucky Derby Edition

April 22, 2019 |

  How Naming A Racehorse Works And Some Of The Unique Names On This Year’s Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard By Augusta Hosmer   Whether someone is a fan of horse racing or not, chances are a racehorse’s name has come up in passing that made them go, “How on earth did they come up with that […]

Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Points: What’s It All About?

April 20, 2019 |

Getting To The Point: An Analysis Of The 2019 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Leaderboards By Augusta Hosmer We are now just two weeks away from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI). The Lexington Stakes (GIII) and Arkansas Derby (GI) last weekend finalized the list of probable contenders for this year’s Run for the […]

Keeneland Week Two Was Loaded With Stars

April 16, 2019 |

  Horses, Celebrities, Military On Display By Augusta Hosmer God Bless America This past weekend left racing fans seeing stripes alongside stars as Keeneland, along with title sponsor Marathon, celebrated Military Day at the Races on an extremely windy Sunday. An enormous American flag was rolled out and presented on the track following race three […]

Shadows On The Stretch: Five Unsolved Mysteries Of The Racetrack

April 9, 2019 |

  Exploring Five Unsolved Mysteries Of The Racetrack By Augusta Hosmer With Kentucky Derby (GI) season in full swing, the word “racing” generally conjures up images of fancy hats, sunny days, horses flying past the wire and fond memories of mint juleps and bourbon cocktails shared on the rail. For some, however, the track holds […]

First Three Days of Keeneland Leave Us Ready For More

April 8, 2019 |

  Opening Weekend Just A Glimpse At Exciting Meet By Augusta Hosmer The first day of the 2019 Keeneland spring meet kicked off on a beautiful sunny day and a rare Thursday, and a crowd of almost 12,000 united in the love of racing in the Bluegrass of central Kentucky. We were promised excitement, and […]

Keeneland’s Blue Grass Features Talent, Guarantees Winner A Kentucky Derby Spot

April 5, 2019 |

  Full Field For Kentucky’s Major Derby Prep By Augusta Hosmer On Saturday, racing fans across the globe will be united in anticipation as all eyes turn to the weekend’s stakes races in preparation for the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1). The winner of the coveted $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), run at Keeneland […]