January 25, 2013 - 10:45am
Rick Pitino
Gorgui, named for Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, faces eight rivals in his first race
One of a trio of University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino-owned horses named for his players is set to debut Sunday at Gulfstream Park.Gorgui, named for University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, is entered in the seventh race, a seven-furlong test on dirt with nine participants. The...
January 22, 2013 - 10:30am
D. Wayne Lukas
Veteran trainer's promising colts win key Derby point standings races
The path to the Kentucky Derby is in its early stages, but one trainer is already making quite a statement.D. Wayne Lukas swept the three-day weekend’s two major stakes races included in the new Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings. Oxbow, a son of Awesome Again, dominated Saturday...
January 7, 2013 - 10:00am
Doug O'Neill
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 26, 2012 - 9:34am
Todd Pletcher, Graham Motion discuss banning of anti-bleeding medication in 2-year-old horses
The hot topic at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, to be held Nov. 2 and 3, centers around a new rule involving medication for participating horses.The Breeders’ Cup has banned the use of Lasix in all five of its 2-year-old races. Lasix (also...
October 2, 2012 - 12:11pm
Graham Motion
Connections say the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner has been training well for his comeback bid
Team Valor and trainer Graham Motion announced Tuesday that Animal Kingdom is slated to make his long-awaited return to the races in the Breeders’ Cup Mile on turf at Santa Anita Park on November 3.Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up, has been working his...
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