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“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 […]

Make The Perfect Finnish Mule For Derby Day With Finlandia Vodka

May 2, 2019 |

  Finlandia, The Offical Vodka Of the Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs, Shares Some Fancy Drink Recipes By Margaret Ransom Friday is known as “Ladies Day” at Churchill Downs, and everyone attending the races celebrates by wearing pink and cheering on the girls in the feature of the day, the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). […]

*UPDATE (5/3) – 145th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors and Patterns (2019) – FINAL (Including Late Scratch Of Haikal)

April 30, 2019 |

  What The Jockeys Aboard This Year’s Kentucky Derby Runners Will Be Wearing By Margaret Ransom **UPDATED TO REFLECT THE SCRATCH OF EARLY FAVORITE OMAHA BEACH AND LONGSHOT HAIKAL** The Kentucky Derby is nothing if not colorful. From the fashion to the saddle towels and even the red roses draped over the winner of the […]

145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

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 […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]