Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

May 22, 2016

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, ...

Lani to become first Japan-based horse in Preakness

May 20, 2016

Lani to become first Japan-based horse in Preakness

In the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, Japan-based Lani acted like a tourist on vacation. The feisty gray colt displayed an amorous eye for passing fillies, often whinnied loudly upon exiting his stall and occasionally refused to budge during workouts. All of ...

Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victory

May 8, 2016

Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victory

The racing world wondered if there was a worthy successor to last year’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Enter Nyquist. The bay colt, who lacks any distinctive markings, won the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday, improving to 8-0 in his career ...

Lani earns trip to Kentucky Derby

Mar 29, 2016

Lani earns trip to Kentucky Derby

Lani is about to embark on an 11,876-km (7,380-mile) journey back to his old Kentucky home for a chance to Run for the Roses. The gray colt earned the trip to the Kentucky Derby with a come-from-way-behind victory in the UAE Derby on Saturday ...

Jun 19, 2015

American Pharoah back in California

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a police escort from Ontario Airport to Hall of Fame trainer Bob ...

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2015

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, ...

Confounding California Chrome captures Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2014

Confounding California Chrome captures Kentucky Derby

A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up. California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win the ...