/ May 6, 2017

Run for the Roses looks wide open

The absence of a dominant horse suggests an open race in Saturday's 143rd Kentucky Derby and bettors should not overlook Patch and the longshots in the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. Classic Empire, at 4-1, was the narrow early line favorite in the ...

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 this would ...

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 in ...

/ 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 Baffert's ...

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, all these ...