February 14, 2014 - 11:00am
Many of this year's top contenders are late bloomers who didn't start at age 2
Handicappers swear by many time-tested angles regarding the Kentucky Derby, but one of the most heralded is the “Curse of Apollo.”
March 8, 2013 - 11:15am
Colt could land a spot in the gate for the Run for the Roses with win in San Felipe
Just as the Louisville basketball team is preparing for its crucial postseason run, Rick Pitino’s Kentucky Derby hopeful is upon his defining moment.Goldencents, the bay colt part-owned by Pitino who is considered a top Derby contender, faces his toughest rival yet - and will determine his...
February 15, 2013 - 10:30am
Trainer is gearing up for May at Derby preps across the country
This time each year, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby prospects begin to flourish at tracks across the country.Times haven’t changed.Baffert appears loaded with talented, promising 3-year-olds again this season, and many of them will take a major step toward May in races...
September 27, 2012 - 8:56am
Stars from the barns of Bill Mott and Bob Baffert headline races on both coasts
Will it be a tale of two top trainers on a weekend with Breeders’ Cup buzz from coast to coast?Key “Win and You’re In” races at Belmont and Santa Anita will help define the lineup for this year’s World Championships. Winners of the graded stakes punch their ticket to...
August 21, 2012 - 2:20pm
An injury to the colt's left shoulder, likely suffered during training, ends his racing career.
Bodemeister, second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has been retired due to an injury, WinStar Farm announced Tuesday.According to WinStar’s press release, trainer Bob Baffert said the injury to Bodemeister’s left shoulder likely occurred a couple of weeks ago during...