Owned by working class folks and foaled by an $8,000 broodmare, California Chrome is about to arrive on the Kentucky Derby scene. As one owner says, 'The horse don't know he's no blue blood.'The world of sports has its unlikely stories. Now it has a topper, a horse named California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby has no idea what's about […]
The Kentucky Derby favorite is California bred and trains regularly at Los Alamitos. Among his connections is trainer Art Sherman, 77, who was the exercise rider for 1955 Kentucky Derby winner Swaps. Saturday's Santa Anita Derby is an eight-horse race, but the kind of buzz that has accompanied California Chrome, ever since he blew the field away in the […]
Heading out on a limb here, but what the heck... The Derby this year is once again loaded with early speed types, but it appears that there are not that many qualified SP or S types to upset the apple cart. The top two mile times come from California Chrome who recorded those times, once on...
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued to post strong results as its third session concluded on Wednesday, with a higher buyback rate the only negative. Colts by Curlin and Bernardini each sold for $700,000 to lead the session, placing them in a tie for second overall among the auction’s top prices through three days. […]
Lately there has been considerable banter over the feasibility of broadcasting major races on a cable sports network. I know it’s a pipe dream, but I’ve long felt Harness Racing needs its own channel rather than just piggybacking on predominantly Thoroughbred channels like TVG and HRTV.
Revenue from Churchill Downs Inc.’s three main business segments – racing operations, casinos, and online betting – were all up in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the first quarter last year, but the company still posted a small loss for the period, according to financial documents released Wednesday.
Chitu was entered on Wednesday in the Derby Trial on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, but will scratch from that race, work Sunday at Churchill Downs, and be pointed to the Kentucky Derby on May 3, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday afternoon.
A pair of regally-bred colts by Curlin and Bernardini garnered the most attention at the third session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 23, each selling for $700,000.
Purses for the spring-summer meeting at Santa Anita that begins on Friday are unchanged from the winter-spring meeting that ended last weekend, but vary from purses for the corresponding dates run at Hollywood Park last year.
Anniversary Kitty will be asked to try something new in Saturday’s $250,000 Melair Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. She will race on dirt for the first time in the race over 1 1/16 miles.
April 20, 2014 halodollya1deb.jpg • FUTURE IS NOW FOR YOUNG-AT-HEART COREY NAKATANI • IF AT FIRST HE DOESN’T SUCCEED, LAKERVILLE TRIES AGAIN • PERSERVERANCE PAYS OFF FOR AGENT IN RICH CT CLASSIC • TRAINERS’ RACE COULD GO DOWN TO TODAY’S FINALE NAKATANI GOING STRONG IN QUEST OF FIRST DERBY WIN Corey Nakatani will seek his first Kentucky Derby victory in his 1 […]
April 19, 2014 califchromework1april19.jpg • CALIFORNIA CHROME IN ‘GREAT’ WORKOUT FOR DERBY • TRAINER SEEKS ‘BLACK TYPE’ AGAINST BEHOLDER • SANTA ANITA ENDS ITS WINTER MEET TOMORROW CALIFORNIA CHROME IN PRISTINE DRILL AT LOS ALAMITOS Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome took another step closer to the Kentucky Derby on May 3 when he worked four furlong […]
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has delayed action on a new 10-year license for Churchill Downs Inc. to hold horse racing and operate slot machines at The Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.