July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
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...
June 8, 2012 - 2:34pm
I'll Have Another's spectacular run ends one day before the Belmont Stakes
A swollen tendon has forced I'll Have Another to retire from horse racing for good at a time when the industry desperately needed his now halted Triple Crown run.
I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam announced in a press conference in Belmont Park today that the horse will not only be scratched from the Belmont Stakes, but will retire from horse racing completely."You can see he's in good shape," Reddam...
June 8, 2012 - 12:10pm
Triple Crown hopeful will be scratched from the Belmont Stakes due to a burgeoning tendon injury and may even be headed for retirement.
Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed this morning on the Dan Patrick Show that I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and Triple Crown hopeful, has been scratched from the 1-1/2-mile Belmont Stakes.The colt is suffering the beginnings of a tendon injury and will not...
May 28, 2012 - 10:00am
For years now Churchill Downs has been attracting big names from all over the world- I decided to take a look at just a few of the celebrities that have passed through the Derby through the decades in honor of that.
It’s no secret that the Kentucky Derby brings out all sorts of celebrities and have now for years, that’s right the famous and infamous swing by Churchill for the most exciting two minutes in sports regularly. With that in mind, and on the heels of a recent derby it seems like as good...
May 22, 2012 - 10:00am
The Kentucky Derby has seen it's share of legends- and almost too much in the background is the horse trainer. Here I look at the most winningest trainers in the history of the Derby.
Yesterday, I took a look at the most winningest jockeys in the history of the Kentucky Derby. However in truth, that’s only part of the story in regards to the people involved in a horse winning the run for the roses. One can’t ignore the incredible importance and stress placed on the...
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