Kentuckky Derby

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When Johnny Came Marching Home

Four days after the Derby, a race was run at Aqueduct that seemed to have no bearing whatsoever on the Triple Crown, as a striking golden chestnut colt with a white blaze owned by Greentree Stable named Stage Door Johnny broke his maiden in his fourth attempt, romping by six lengths in a sharp 1:35 1/5 for the mile. ... Read More

Second Chance at a Dream

It was nine months ago, following a contentious Kentucky Derby trail, that it seemed the name Always Dreaming would be rolling off our tongues for years to come. At least we had the Triple Crown and beyond to look forward to, although the length of his racing career was questionable, as is the case with all 3-year-old superstars. It doesn't take long for breeding farms to attach themselves to a hotshot 3-year-old like a barnacle to a ship, getting into the fray early, usually with the intention of securing an early retirement. But no one thinks of such things during the frenzy that is the Kentucky Derby trail. It's all about now.... Read More

Monarchos' Greatness Was Cut Way Too Short

The racing world lost more than a talented, classy racehorse on October 22. It lost a pioneer: Monarchos was not your average Kentucky Derby winner. He and his training team of John Ward, who was listed trainer, and his wife Donna paved new ground in how to prepare a horse to win the Derby.... Read More

Florida Flyers Finally Land in Louisville

Not only were Frosted and Upstart the last two Derby horses to arrive, their plane was delayed about three hours in Florida. But both arrived safe and sound Tuesday evening and were out on the track this morning and feeling good in their respective strong gallops.... Read More

Haskin's Derby Report: Pletcher on Parade

It sounds as if this could be the last nice morning we get in a while, and fortunately, most of the Derby works have been completed. As typical of Derby works, the good ones drew waves of excitement, while others were overblown as bad works.... Read More

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