• The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 6 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 6 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 6 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 6 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 6 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 7 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 7 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
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Ran a good race in the Derby. Does anyone know if he will return to the big stage?
Later developing Uncle Mo. He looks big like Royal Mo.
Storm / Hard Aces
Even on ground much softer than ideal for his liking, class still prevails as Churchill comes home some 2 or 3 lengths ahead of Thunder Snow in 2nd to win the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh in Ireland.
Irad Ortiz will ride Lookin At Lee in the Belmont per Asmussen/DRF Grening. DRF tweet, also in pay-to-read article. https://twitter.com/DRFGrening?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://live.drf.com/nuggets/36886
Been awhile between drinks, but Gordon Lord Byron finds his way back to the winners circle in the G2 Greenland Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland, his first win since July, 2016 when he defeated Sovereign Debt & Toscanini to win the G2 Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh.
Irish War Cry works 5F in 1.01 1/5 this morning at Fair Hill. Trainer Graham Motion says he was very pleased with the work but added that there is no decision on wether to run him in the Belmont Stakes yet, that decision could come after next week's work. Motion, "I wasn't hinging anything on how he worked today. I want to see how he does this week, then breeze him again."
The rains came overnight and now have the ground at the Curragh officially rated yielding to soft, so this race may not end up being as straight forward for Churchill now as it otherwise may have been on good or good to firm ground.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e153985ddb5bb7a4789c939995ebe96649bf4047462232f7f39ae7c0d23a187.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66bafcc82ce592d87eebb7f486c6bc340ba27e0f71f28d2ea2bb42d48bbce4e5.jpg Probably my favorite thing about Winx- when other good horses are feeling the pressure- no matter what she is always cool as a cucumber. Look at that face lol http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/science-says-winxs-extraordinary-ability-to-lift-stride-rate-the-key-to-stunning-winning-run-20170406-gvfa4l.html And an interesting read
Hoping for good odds on this one as everyone else will be all over classic empire and cloud computing and I want my one eyed son of a Belmont winner who had an even worse trip in the derby than classic empire did
Heavenly Summer dams a Distorted Humor filly in March. Currently the only reported mare by Summer Bird to foal a foal so far... Heavenly Summer will be bred to EXAGGERATOR for this years mating. https://twitter.com/TomRyanKY/status/845154947972804609 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67c3c86634d666b77ff74e026b7a6e0ab94ad2fb797ca21228183050be3a557c.jpg
As of now I'm keying him on top he won't be on the lead he'll be stalking the pace about 3 or 4 back should be making his move turning for home . Watch his early races he doesn't need to be up front. As for the distance it's an unknown for all of them.
Bal a Bali worked 6f, May 26th, in 1:14.80 (h) finishing 14/14.
Pretty N Cool worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.00 (h) finishing 1/30.
Miss Ella worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:01.40 (b) finishing 2/11.
Hawksmoor worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:01.60 (b) finishing 3/11.
Tom's Ready worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 9/22.
Salty worked 5f, May 26th, in 59.60 (b) finishing 1/22.
Pretty City Dancer worked 5f, May 26th, in 59.60 (b) finishing 1/22.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.00 (b) finishing 3/22.

Meet Kevin Kerstein 

Long story short, I took the long road getting involved in the industry. I did not get into horse racing until 2008 when I came to Louisville for college.

I'm originally from outside of Philadelphia and attend college at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Since I was 15 I was involved with working in radio and TV. I first covered horse racing at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and my passion just continues to grow. Let the early mornings begin and the Derby fever heat up as we hit the backside to get the exclusive stories leading up to the first Saturday in May.  

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