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In addition to sweeping the this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) and the Kentucky Derby (G1), horses bred in the Bluegrass also made their presence felt on the undercard of both marquee racing days at Churchill Downs. On Derby Day, Jackie’s Warrior was among the stars of the afternoon. J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s champion romped… Read more

May 12, 2022

Rich Strike, sent off at odds of 80-1, pulled off the second-biggest upset in the history of the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a rallying win over favored Epicenter in the 148th edition of the “Run for the Roses” at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 7. Owned by Richard Dawson’s RED TR-Racing, Rich Strike and jockey… Read more

May 8, 2022

Secret Oath made a five-wide move on the far turn and swept to a two-length victory over fellow Kentucky-bred Nest to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 6 at Churchill Downs in front of a crowd of more than 100,000 fans. With jockey Luis Saez riding for D. Wayne Lukas,… Read more

May 7, 2022

A competitive field of 14 fillies, topped by Kentucky-breds Echo Zulu, the reigning Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Filly of 2021, and Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Nest are set to do battle over 1 1/8 miles in the $1,250,000 Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday, May 6, at Churchill Downs. Nest, campaigned by Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred… Read more

May 5, 2022

A full field of 20 runners, including 17 Kentucky-breds, will decide Saturday’s 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The top two morning-line choices—Zandon and Epicenter—are both Kentucky-breds and both horses appear to be peaking at the right time. The field also features fellow Kentucky-breds Mo Donegal, winner of the Wood… Read more

May 4, 2022

Kentucky-bred War Like Goddess won the Bewitch S. (G3) on closing day at Keeneland on April 29, becoming racing’s newest millionaire. With Joel Rosario riding for trainer Bill Mott, War Like Goddess won the 1 ½-mile by 1 ¾ lengths, stopping clock in 2:31.26 for owner George Krikorian. It was the second straight win in… Read more

April 30, 2022

Kentucky-bred Letruska, the reigning Champion Older Mare, won the Apple Blossom H. (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 23, and in the process joined some elite company. With the victory, the St. George Stable homebred joined Hall of Famers Paseana (ARG), Azeri, and Zenyatta as just the fourth horse in the race’s history to win… Read more

April 30, 2022

Lexington, KY – INDIAN MISS, dam of Grade 1 winners MITOLE and HOT ROD CHARLIE, named the 2021 Broodmare of the Year.  ESSENTIAL QUALITY led the awards presented to Godolphin being honored as the Kentucky-Bred Horse of the Year and as the Kentucky-Bred Champion Three-Year-Old Male.  Additional awards presented to Godolphin include MAXFIELD being named… Read more

April 22, 2022

Kentucky-breds Speaker’s Corner, making his first appearance in a Grade 1 race since a sixth-place finish in last year’s Pennsylvania Derby (G1), rolled to an impressive win in the Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct on April 9, while Nest, a 3-year-old filly by Curlin, ran away from her rivals in the Ashland Stakes (G1) at… Read more

April 13, 2022

Kentucky-breds continued their dominance of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) prep races on Saturday, April 9, with sensational coast-to-coast victories from Taiba in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1), Zandon in the Blue Grass S. (G1), and Mo Donegal in the $750,000 Wood Memorial S. (G2). Zedan Racing Stables’ Taiba made short work of a… Read more

April 10, 2022