November 15, 2013 - 1:44pm
Rick Pitino-owned 2-year-old colt entered for debut
Three Point Luke, a 2-year-old colt named for Louisville senior forward Luke Hancock, is entered in Saturday’s seventh race at Hollywood Park.
March 8, 2013 - 10:15am
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...
January 7, 2013 - 9:00am
Goldencents, winner of the Sham Stakes, vaults to the top of the Kentucky Derby point standings
Trainer Doug O’Neill, who won last year’s Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, is poised for another Run for the Roses – and his current top contender is a horse part-owned by University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.Goldencents, who won the Delta Downs...
October 18, 2012 - 8:46am
The son of Malibu Moon, named for Louisville guard Russ Smith, begins his racing career at Santa Anita
The much-anticipated debut of University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino’s horse Russdiculous – named for charismatic Cardinal junior guard Russ Smith – is set for Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita Park, scheduled for 5:02 p.m. ET.Russdiculous, a Kentucky-...
June 28, 2012 - 7:41am
Extreme heat prompts officials to cancel Thursday, alter post times for Friday through Sunday
A newcomer is arriving to the Churchill Downs jockey colony for the final weekend of the meet.Yuichi Fukunaga, a top rider in Japan, is scheduled to ride five races on Saturday’s night racing card. Fukunaga, 35, is also scheduled to ride on Sunday.After this weekend, Fukunaga will move...