Friday, April 26 2013


Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Update


KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

BLACK ONYX (No. 12) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx had an uneventful morning on the track, galloping 1 ½ miles after the Friday morning renovation break under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez.
Gomez said trainer Kelly Breen was traveling to Louisville on Friday and is scheduled to supervise a breeze planned for Saturday morning.
Black Onyx has won both of his starts -- including the Spiral (GIII) -- since being moved into Breen’s care this year.





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Thursday, April 25 2013


Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Update


KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

BLACK ONYX – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx (No. 12) galloped 1 ½ miles over a track labeled as “good” on a clear, crisp Thursday morning at Churchill Downs. Regular exercise rider Aurelio Gomez was aboard Black Onyx for the exercise that took place after the renovation break and during the time reserved for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses.





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PLETCHER DUO TOP FIELD OF NINE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S DERBY TRIAL


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) – The Todd Pletcher-trained duo of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Capo Bastone and Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales top a field of nine horses entered today for Saturday night’s 89th running of the $175,000-added Derby Trial (GIII).





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Tuesday, April 23 2013


SUPER NINETY NINE, DEN’S LEGACY DECLARED FROM KENTUCKY DERBY


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) – Trainer Bob Baffert told the Churchill Downs communications team Tuesday afternoon that Super Ninety Nine (No. 18) and Den’s Legacy (No. 20) were no longer under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4.





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Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Update


KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

BLACK ONYX – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx (No. 12) jogged after the morning renovation break during the time reserved for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders. Aurelio Gomez was aboard Black Onyx, who comes into Derby 139 off a victory in the Spiral (Grade III) in his stakes debut.





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Saturday, April 20 2013


Kentucky Derby & Oaks Update


PLETCHER QUARTET WORKS TOWARD OAKS
‘CINDERELLA STORY’ ROSE TO GOLD BREEZES
BLACK ONYX HAS STRONG GALLOP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 20, 2013) – It was a busy Saturday morning at the Todd Pletcher barn at Churchill Downs as Dreaming of Julia (ranked No. 4 on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” Leaderboard), Unlimited Budget (No. 3), Silsita (No. 10) and Princess of Sylmar (No. 7) all worked for the two-time Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winning trainer.





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Thursday, April 18 2013


CHURCHILL DOWNS STRENGTHENS SECURITY POLICIES


EXPANDS SCREENINGS FOR 2013 KENTUCKY DERBY AND KENTUCKY OAKS

Request to Fans: ‘If You See Something, Say Something’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 18, 2013) – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) will strengthen security and hospitality policies and expand screenings for patrons, employees and vendors who will enter the track for the 139th runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4, and the Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 3.





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Kentucky Derby Update


DERBY HOPEFUL GOLDEN SOUL BREEZES SIX FURLONGS BENEATH THE TWIN SPIRES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 18, 2013) – Kentucky Derby hopeful Golden Soul, ranked No. 23 on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com” Leaderboard, continued his preparations for a potential start in the “Run for the Roses” with a six-furlong breeze Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in 1:12.40.





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Wednesday, April 17 2013


Kentucky Derby Update


FRAC DADDY ARRIVES, BROWN MAKES TRAINING PLANS FOR NORMANDY INVASION
AND SEANEEN GIRL WORKS TOWARD KENTUCKY OAKS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 17, 2013) – Arkansas Derby (Grade I) runner-up Frac Daddy, ranked No. 15 on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com,” arrived at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. (all times Eastern) and will be prepped for Kentucky Derby 139 beneath the Twin Spires.





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Monday, April 15 2013


VERRAZANO GALLOPS ON FIRST MORNING BENEATH THE TWIN SPIRES


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, April 15, 2013) – Wood Memorial (Grade I) winner Verrazano, the individual favorite in all three pools of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday evening and galloped beneath the Twin Spires on Tuesday on his first morning in Louisville.





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Kentucky Derby Update


*MYLUTE TUNES UP FOR DERBY WITH SIX-FURLONG WORK
*ARKANSAS DERBY WINNER OVERANALYZE ARRIVES AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, April 14, 2013) - Mylute, runner-up to Revolutionary in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (Grade II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:12.20 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.





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Saturday, April 13 2013


SPIRAL WINNER BLACK ONYX BACK TO WORK


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 13, 2013) - Black Onyx, 1 ½-length winner of the Spiral (GIII), breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning in his first major training move since his victory at Turfway Park on March 23.





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