News About: Kentucky Derby

California Chrome Likely To Miss Prince of Wales’s Stakes

California Chrome Likely To Miss Prince of Wales’s Stakes

16 Jun, 2015

Talented American galloper California Chrome is set to miss out on a clash with Criterion in the 2015 Prince of Wales’s Stakes after being found with a foot abscess this morning.

Criterion will face one fewer rival in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes if California Chrome is scratched from the race. Photo by: Steve Hart…

Stevens Delighted To Take Part In International Jockeys’ Championship

Stevens Delighted To Take Part In International Jockeys’ Championship

4 Dec, 2013

Leading American jockey Gary Stevens will return to Hong Kong for the first time in over a decade when he contests the International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley this evening.

Gary Stevens will face Kerrin McEvoy and ten other leading jockeys from right around the world in the International Jockeys' Championship. Photo by: Race Horse …

Cox Plate could lure Animal Kingdom

Cox Plate could lure Animal Kingdom

18 Jun, 2013

Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara has hinted that a start in the Cox Plate could be on the cards for Animal Kingdom if he was to win the Group 1 £350,000 The Queen Anne Stakes (1 mile) at Royal Ascot today.

The US sensation will start a short priced favourite at Royal Ascot and the …

Animal Kingdom ready to create history

Animal Kingdom ready to create history

18 Jun, 2013

American champion Animal Kingdom will attempt to create history when he steps out as a short priced favourite at Royal Ascot today in the Group 1 £350,000 The Queen Anne Stakes (1 mile).

Animal Kingdom is looking to become the first Kentucky Derby winner to win at Royal Ascot in what could be the stallion’s …

Daddy Long Legs has horror draw in Kentucky Derby

Daddy Long Legs has horror draw in Kentucky Derby

4 May, 2012

The Aidan O’Brien trained Daddy Long Legs has come up with the horror draw, barrier one, in the 138th running of the Grade 1 US$2m Kentucky Derby (1 1/4 miles) at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning (AEST).

The inside barrier is regarded as the ‘jinx gate’ with no Kentucky Derby winner coming out of the …

Major Scare For Animal Kingdom In The USA

Major Scare For Animal Kingdom In The USA

17 Jun, 2011

Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom has survived a close call in the Belmont Stakes which could have ended in disaster.

The horse came very awkwardly out of the barriers and then became caught up with another runner as he tried to steady up and continue.

Their feet made contact and the horse stumbled but he …

USA Horse Could Dial In $6M Pay Day

USA Horse Could Dial In $6M Pay Day

16 May, 2011

Dialed In started the Kentucky Derby as favourite and failed to win the race but a victory this weekend would more than make up for it.

He will line up in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, a track in Baltimore for what could be a six million dollar payday for the owners.

The winners share …

Outsider Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Outsider Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

8 May, 2011

After America’s richest race, the Kentucky Derby, was run yesterday, it was 20-1 shot Animal Kingdom who proved to be the best of the talented field.

The three-year-old overtook the leaders at the home turn and blitzed down the middle of the Churchill Downs’ home straight to win the Group 1 race.

Winning connection Barry …

Dialed In Favourite For World’s Most Famous Race

Dialed In Favourite For World’s Most Famous Race

5 May, 2011

As expected Dialed In is the early favourite for the 2011 Kentucky Derby ahead of the previous top pick Uncle Mo.

Uncle Mo was destined to being one of the shortest priced favourites in races history before an unexpected third last start and now revelations he’s being treated for an infection.

Dialed In is trained …