July 27, 2012 - 8:32am
Several of this year's Kentucky Derby competitors take center stage in major stakes races this weekend
Several runners from Kentucky Derby 138 will be competing in two key races this weekend: the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on Saturday and the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday.Gemologist, diagnosed with a foot bruise after his 16th place finish in the...
July 11, 2012 - 10:24am
Union Rags
Prognosis is "excellent" for return in 2013
Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags will miss the rest of the 2012 racing season, but his prognosis for returning next year is excellent, veterinarian Kathy Anderson said Wednesday,Union Rags, trained by Michael Matz and owned by Chadds Ford Stable, will undergo therapy and treatment for a small...
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...
July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
I’ll Have Another, 2012 Derby and Preakness winner, sold to Big Red Farm in Japa
I'll Have Another, who won two legs of the Triple Crown but was retired right before the Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury, is sold to Japan's Big Red Farm for stud duty starting in 2013.
I’ll Have Another has been sold to Shigeyuki Okada’s Big Red Farm in Japan after his retirement and will begin his stud career in 2013. I'll Have Another thrilled horse racing fans when he won two legs of the Triple Crown, The Kentucky Derby and Preakness, before...
July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
Churchill Downs to make a historical revamping of the qualifying system to deter
Churchill Downs makes a historical move to revamp the qualifying system for horses to get into the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
In a move that the public can better understand and follow Churchill Downs has dropped the graded stakes earning criteria in favor of a point system to determine which 20 racehorses will run in the Kentucky Derby, and which 14 fillies will run in the Kentucky Oaks. This move was made in hopes of...
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