Super shock! Asmussens’ Super Stock takes Arkansas Derby

Oaklawn Park’s Arkansas Derby recap (Coady Photography photos): Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, April 10, 2021) – The public missed the chance to get in on the ground floor, but Super Stock is offering up a dividend for the Asmussen family business after his upset victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and punched his ticket for the Kentucky Derby […] Continue Reading

Orseno: Let’s set record straight on Imprimis

(Coady Photography photo above of victorious Bound for Nowhere and Imprimis (#2 on rail) coming to the wire of Keeneland’s Grade 2 Shakertown.) Statement from trainer Joe Orseno: Published reports and social media have had some incorrect information about what did and didn’t happen to my horse Imprimis, who finished second by a nose to Bound for Nowhere in Keeneland’s […] Continue Reading

Half-siblings Micheline, Proxy run Saturday at Keeneland

Today’s Keeneland media notes (Grace Clark photo above of Micheline winning Kentucky Downs’ 2020 Dueling Grounds Oaks): MICHELINE, BROWN DUO HEADLINE FIELD OF SIX FOR COOLMORE JENNY WILEY PROXY FACES NINE FOES IN STONESTREET LEXINGTON SILVER DUST TOPS FIELD OF FIVE FOR BEN ALI INTO MYSTIC AMONG 10 ENTRANTS IN GIANT’S CAUSEWAY GODOLPHIN HALF-SIBLINGS MICHELINE AND PROXY BOTH RUNNING SATURDAY […] Continue Reading

Keepmeinmind arrives at Keeneland for Blue Grass

Today’s Keeneland barn notes (Coady Photography photo above of Keepmeinmind taking Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club): THURSDAY IS SCHOOLING DAY FOR THE TOYOTA BLUE GRASS FAVORITE, UNDEFEATED CHAMPION ESSENTIAL QUALITY KEEPMEINMIND ARRIVES FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS ROMBAUER RETURNS TO KEENELAND FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS PESSIN CONFIDENT BELL’S THE ONE WILL FIRE FRESH IN THE MADISON SLUMBER PARTY TAKES […] Continue Reading

Betting on Turfway Park up 36.5% to $81.7 million

Turfway Park press release from Churchill Downs media department (Coady Photography photo of Like the King taking Saturday’s $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks): FLORENCE, Ky. (Wednesday, March 31, 2021) – A stout 36.5% increase of all sources handle, along with a rise in starters per race, topped Turfway Park’s 38-day Winter/Spring meet that opened Jan 1. and concluded Saturday. Turfway Park’s meet […] Continue Reading

Blue Grass horses gets feel for Keeneland surface

Today’s Keeneland barn notes by the track’s publicity department (Coady Photography photo above of Rombauer training at Keeneland for last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile): ********** ·       UNTREATED GETS FIRST FEEL OF MAIN TRACK FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS ·       DUBAI WORLD CUP WINNER MYSTIC GUIDE SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO KEENELAND ·       HARTY HOPES RACING LUCK COMES FAIR MAIDEN’S WAY IN MADISON […] Continue Reading

Kentucky Oaks: Malathaat, Simply Ravishing headline G1 Ashland

Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland draw story (Coady Photography photo above Simply Ravishing capturing Keeneland’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades under Luis Saez): LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (March 30, 2021) — Shadwell Stable’s undefeated Malathaat and Harold Lerner, Magdalena Racing and Nehoc Stables’ Simply Ravishing headline a field of six 3-year-old fillies for Saturday’s 84th running of the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) going […] Continue Reading

Champ Essential Quality 3-5 favorite in Blue Grass

Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes draw story (Coady Photography photo of Essential Quality capturing Oaklawn Park’s Southwest): LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (March 30, 2021) — Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Essential Quality, the champion 2-year-old male of 2020, is the 3-5 morning line choice in a field of nine 3-year-olds entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 97th running of the $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) going […] Continue Reading

Keeneland: Bell’s the One heads G1 Madison

Tuesday’s Keeneland barn notes penned by track’s publicity department Keeneland’s 2021 Spring Meet opens Friday and runs through Friday, April 23. First post every day is 1:05 p.m. ET. Keeneland is closed for racing Easter Sunday, April 4. ********** BELL’S THE ONE TOPS FIELD OF SEVEN FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE 1 MADISON PLUM ALI HEADLINES FIELD OF SIX FOR APPALACHIAN PRESENTED […] Continue Reading

KY horsemen: Please note Indiana’s 2021 regulatory changes

(Coady Photography photo above) The Indiana HBPA wants to make sure Kentucky horsemen are aware of 2021 Indiana regulatory changes. Please be advised that Indiana’s regulations involving running on Lasix have not changed. You can run horses on Lasix that has been administered no closer than four hours before post time. New 2021 Indiana Horse Racing Commission Regulations  71 IAC […] Continue Reading