Saturday, March 23 2013
FIRST LEG OF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 21, 2013) – The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com” wraps up this weekend with the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral (Grade III) on Saturday and the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GIII) on Sunday.
Friday, March 15 2013
‘ROAD TO KENTUCKY DERBY’ CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 14, 2013) – The First Leg of the Championship Series on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues Saturday at Oaklawn Park with the $600,000 Rebel (Grade II), which features four horses ranked in the Top 21 in the Point Standings.
Sunday, January 27 2013
Updated Road to the Kentucky Derby & Oaks Point Standings
Despite running second in the Holy Bull, champion 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby regained the lead atop the Road to the Kentucky Derby Point Standings. He earned four points to bring his total to 24 and gets the top honor because of his $1,731,000 in non-restricted stakes earnings. Goldencents, who also has 24 points, is second with $740,000 in non-restricted stakes money.
Thursday, January 24 2013
EARLY NOMINATIONS TO 2013 TRIPLE CROWN SERIES DUE SATURDAY, JAN. 26
LOUISVILLE, KY. (Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013) – Owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who dream that their young horses will participate in the 2013 Triple Crown races have only a few days remaining to make their horses eligible during its early nomination period to compete in the coveted series of American classics that includes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the $1 million Preakness (GI) and the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI).
Tuesday, January 22 2013
Updated Road to the Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Point Standings
Fresh off an 11 ½-length Lecomte win with Oxbow, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, struck again with Will Take Charge. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song collected 10 points for the win and debuted at No. 9 on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings. A reminder: earnings in non-restricted stakes races serve as a tie-breaker
Tuesday, May 08 2012
Kentucky Derby Winner I’ll Have Another Arrives At Pimlico Race Course
BALTIMORE, 05-07-12--- Kentucky Derby (G1) winner I’ll Have Another completed his journey to the Preakness Stakes at 5:07 p.m. Monday afternoon, 12 days before he will compete in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 137th running of the Preakness® Stakes (G1) is Saturday, May 19.
Led by groom Benjamin Perez, the Reddam Racing LLC colt stepped off the horse van that carried him 19 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico. The Derby winner left Louisville on a Tex Sutton charter three hours earlier and got a police escort to the track from the Baltimore City Police Department.
Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes (Monday,May 7, 2012)
I’LL HAVE ANOTHER – Reddam Racing LLC’s I’ll Have Another, winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), departed Churchill Downs Monday afternoon on a journey to Baltimore’s Pimlico Course for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (GI), the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.
The 3-year-old son of Flower Alley was led from his stall by groom Benjamin Perez and stepped onto the van at 1:19 p.m. (EDT) for the brief trip to Louisville International Airport, where he caught his flight to Baltimore.
Monday, May 07 2012
Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes (5.6.2012)
I’LL HAVE ANOTHER (Winner) – “The highest of the highs,” trainer Doug O’Neill said Sunday morning of the emotions that winning Kentucky Derby 138 brought.
The colt, owned by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing LLC, looked the picture of health as he exited Stall 17 in Barn 3 to get his legs washed off at 6:20 Sunday morning.
Sunday, May 06 2012
Kentucky Derby 138 Establishes Across-the-Board Records
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 5, 2012) – It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs Racetrack to watch Reddam Racing LLC’s California-based I’ll Have Another rally to defeat favored Bodemeister and win the roses that go to the winner of America’s greatest race.
The on-track attendance erased the previous record of 164,858 that was established just last year. The record attendance prior to 2011 was the crowd of 163,628 who gathered for the 100th Kentucky Derby in 1974. The attendance mark set the tone for a Kentucky Derby Day that concluded with record totals for wagering for both the Kentucky Derby race and the entire 13-race card race card.
Kentucky Derby 138 Losing Trainer Quotes
BOB BAFFERT (Bodemeister, second) – “He was doing it easily. He was within himself. He was being pressed, but he’s a brilliant horse. That’s the way he wanted to run. We talked about it before. I told Mike (Smith), ‘Look, if he breaks great and feels like running, we can win it.’
“He ran his race. He was there and he just got tired a little bit. He’s only run four times. I was really proud of him. He’s a super impressive horse.
Kentucky Derby 138 Post-Race Winner’s News Conference Transcript
THE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, jockey Mario Gutierrez, also the owner J. Paul Reddam, and trainer Doug O'Neill.
We'll ask a couple of questions, then open it up. Gentlemen, let's get started. Doug O'Neill, let's get started with you. You've been here a couple of times before; had some success at Churchill Downs. I remember your owners that day had a shirt on that read, Getting lucky in Kentucky.
Great Attack Late to Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint
LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 5, 2012) – Houyhnhnm Stable’s Great Attack surged past favored Bridgetown in deep stretch to win the 18th running of the $150,350 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) by a three-quarters of a length, the first of six stakes on the Kentucky Derby Day card.
Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden by Joel Rosario, Great Attack had finished fourth in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GII) here in his lone previous try over the Matt Winn Turf Course.