Just before dawn on the first Saturday in May, Carol Belser adorns the Churchill Downs winner’s circle with roses. She appreciates this early-morning moment as the only part of her day that is almost completely silent. During the rest of her hectic weekend there is little time for reflection.
Baffert and Pletcher win two of Saturday's Kentucky Derby prep races with their least likely contenders.
Toby's Corner upsets the undefeated Uncle Mo in the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial.
The Kentucky Derby is only one month away and things are heating up with three major Derby preps scheduled for Saturday.
Keeneland's Spring Meet runs Friday, April 8th through Friday, April 29th.
Churchill Downs offers the last of this year's three Derby future wager pools beginning at noon Friday.
Pants On Fire upsets Mucho Macho Man in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. He grabs a $600,000 share of the $1,000,000 purse which pretty much guarantees him a spot in the Kentucky Derby.
A packed field of twelve will vie for top honors in the Grade 2 $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby on Saturday.
If you're playing the Road to the Roses Fantasy Challenge now is the time to add more horses to your fantasy barn.
The Factor proves much the best with an impressive win in the Rebel Stakes.
Derby contenders compete in the Grade 2 $300,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Favored Brethren could only watch as Watch Me Go passed him in the stretch to win the Tampa Bay Derby.