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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016


Racing Headlines
Nyquist takes his first jog around Churchill Downs
Unbeaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Nyquist jogged a mile Sunday, the morning after arriving at Churchill Downs. Ed DeRosa and clocker Gary Young were on the scene. more...

Brody's Cause, Exaggerator work at Churchill Downs
Grade 1 winners Exaggerator and Brody's Cause topped the worktab at Churchill Downs Saturday morning, each breezing five furlongs. more...

Nyquist records final work at Keeneland, busy Derby worktab at Churchill
Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist recorded his final workout for next Saturday's Run for the Roses, breezing a mile in 1:41 at Keeneland Friday afternoon more...

Rachel's Valentina breezes, large contingent of Derby horses expected to work Fr
Rachel's Valentina received her final tune-up for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Thursday, breezing five furlongs in :47.80 at Churchill Downs more...

Lani works three furlongs; Toews on Ice heads William Walker
UAE Derby (G2) winner Lani breezed three furlongs Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs with regular rider Yutaka Take aboard more...

Mor Spirit works fast five-eighths at Churchill
Grade 1 winner and Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Mor Spirit breezed five furlongs in :59.80 over the fast main track at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning ahead of the Kentucky Derby (G1). more...

Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra elected to Hall; Churchill gets 2018 Breeders' Cup
The brilliant female stars Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra head a list of four inductees into the Racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga in August. more...

Shagaf impresses trainer with Churchill work
Shagaf and fellow Chad Brown trainee My Man Sam each turned in works for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs on Sunday. more...

Nyquist tops coast-to-coast Derby worktab
Undefeated juvenile champion Nyquist led a string of Kentucky Derby (G1) workers across the country on Saturday. more...

Nyquist work delayed, Outwork breezes at Belmont
Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Nyquist's scheduled workout at Keeneland was postponed from Friday until Saturday morning due to wet weather, but up in New York Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork turned in a breezed for the Derby, working in company over Belmont Park's training track. more...

Rachel's Valentina works half-mile for Oaks
Grade 1 winner Rachel's Valentina took to Keeneland's fast main track on Thursday morning, covering a half-mile in :48.60 for trainer Todd Pletcher. more...

Mohaymen, Mo Tom and Lani record works at Churchill
A trio of Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls took to the main track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday as they ready for the first Saturday in May. more...

Nyquist has routine morning, Canterbury slashes takeout
Undefeated champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Nyquist had a routine morning Tuesday at Keeneland as he prepares for his next major workout on Friday more...

Cupid out of Kentucky Derby, Mo Tom in
Rebel (G2) winner Cupid, who finished 10th in Saturday's Arkansas Derby (G1) as the favorite, was withdrawn from Kentucky Derby (G1) consideration Monday. more...

Fellowship breezes, Nyquist jogs
Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls were out in force on Sunday in Kentucky, working, jogging and walking. more...

Creator scores in Arkansas Derby; Collected, Tepin romp in Lexington S., Jenny W
Creator stamped his ticket to the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) when earning a first stakes victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. more...

Nyquist breezes five furlongs; Miss Temple City takes Maker's 46 Mile
Undefeated champion and probable Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Nyquist recorded his first move on Friday morning at Keeneland since capturing the Florida Derby (G1) on April 2. more...

Cupid favored in Arkansas Derby; Swipe makes 2016 bow in Lexington
Rebel (G2) winner Cupid returns to Oaklawn Park for Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Bob baffert-trained colt is listed as the 2-1 favorite on the morning line against 11 rivals. more...

Untapable goes for Apple Blossom repeat
Former champion Untapable goes for a repeat victory in Friday's $500,000 Apple Blossom H. (G1) at Oaklawn Park. more...

Gun Runner works five-eighths at Churchill, Nyquist continues galloping
Gun Runner, winner of the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2), recorded a five-furlong workout in 1:01 at Churchill Downs Monday morning. more...

Nyquist jogs; Arkansas Derby hopefuls work
Nyquist took another couple spins around Keeneland on Sunday and trainer Doug O'Neill has the undefeated champion scheduled to gallop on Monday. more...

Outwork, Brody's Cause and Exaggerator take Kentucky Derby preps; Songbird romps
Outwork was part of a fast pace, came home slow but still earned the nod over 81-1 maiden Trojan Nation in the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on Saturday to kick off an exciting afternoon of Kentucky Derby (G1) prep action. more...

Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby highlight stakes packed weekend
The Blue Grass (G1), Wood Memorial (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) will all take center stage on Saturday, and maybe share some of the spotlight with four Kentucky Oaks (G1) preps, as a stakes-laden weekend entertains racing fans. more...

Dinny Phipps passes at age 75
The entire racing industry mourned the loss of Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who died Wednesday night at the age of 75 in New York. more...

Shagaf seeks Wood Memorial glory at Aqueduct
Unbeaten Shagaf hopes to keep his record perfect on Saturday when taking part in the Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct. more...

Blue Grass, Ashland fields drawn
Saturday's blockbuster card at Keeneland features five graded stakes and the $1 million Blue Grass has a full field of 14 seeking a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1). more...

Nyquist, Lani arrive in Kentucky; workers out in force for upcoming Derby preps
Undefeated champion Nyquist, who stamped himself as the presumptive Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite with an easy victory in Saturday's Florida Derby (G1), arrived at Keeneland one day after his romping win to begin preparations for the Run for the Roses. more...

Nyquist romps in Florida Derby; Oscar Nominated upsets Spiral
A pair of preps for both the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) took place at Gulfstream Park and Turfway Park on Saturday more...

Florida Derby showdown is the big news on Saturday
Need a one-stop shop for this week's Florida Derby (G1) coverage? We have it at the TwinSpires.com blog where we've compiled all of this week's analysis, features and photos. more...

Mubtaahij to McLaughlin stable; Florida Derby, Spiral field stories
Dubai World Cup (G1) runner-up Mubtaahij will be transferred to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for a U.S. campaign, trainer Mike de Kock announced on Thursday more...

Bobby's Kitten takes first Irish start for Weld
Former Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Bobby's Kitten, now in training with Dermot Weld in Ireland, won on debut for the legendary conditioner Monday in the Cork S. more...

Gun Runner, Land Over Sea impress while Santa Anita Derby hopefuls work
James Scully took a look at both the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), giving his take on how respective winners Gun Runner and Land Over Sea did in those events more...

California Chrome rules Dubai World Cup
California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza proved themselves to be true champions on Saturday at Meydan when running away with the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1), despite the saddle slipping all the way back in the stretch run. more...

UAE Derby, Louisiana Derby offer last chance to qualify for KY Derby Dream Bet
James Scully, Vance Hanson and Jennifer Caldwell each took a shot at giving out winners in the final two qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby Dream Bet on Saturday. more...

Mohaymen breezes half-mile for Florida Derby
Unbeaten multiple Grade 2 victor Mohaymen put in his final major move for the April 2 Florida Derby (G1) on Thursday at Palm Meadows, posting a half-mile in :48.95. more...

California Chrome draws post 11 for Dubai World Cup
The TwinSpires.com blog is your place for the all the important news and analysis leading up to Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) card. more...

Mongolian Saturday withdrawn from Al Quoz Sprint
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Mongolian Saturday was declared out of Saturday's Al Quoz Sprint (G1) in Dubai following a rough trip to the Middle East. more...

 

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