Latest Kentucky Derby News

Dominant Flightline aims for 6-0 at Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 04, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Comparisons of Flightline to legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat may initially sound like a stretch, though they offer a hint about his dominance. The 4-year-old bay colt has yet to lose in five starts, and four of his wins have been by double-digit...

Flightline heads Breeders' Cup Classic; Baffert back in Ky

Oct. 26, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

Undefeated Flightline and Rich Strike, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby, head a field of nine for the Breeders' Cup Classic, with trainer Todd Pletcher pre-entering two horses for the $6 million race that also includes a horse from the barn of embattled trainer Bob Baffert. Trained...

Cave Rock dazzles for Baffert in Grade 1 win at Santa Anita

Oct. 08, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert is headed to the Breeders' Cup in Kentucky next month with the likely favorite in the $2 million Juvenile. Cave Rock romped to his third straight victory, and second in a Grade 1 race, winning the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths...

Pegasus on Jan. 28, Florida Derby on April 1 at Gulfstream

Sep. 27, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gulfstream Park announced the schedule for the 2022-23 Championship Meet, highlighted by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 28. Also on Pegasus day: The $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, as well as the $500,000 Pegasus...

Kentucky Derby modifies qualifying, elevates prep races

Sep. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has modified paths to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing significance for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and late prep season events. Most Derby prep races during the...

Churchill Downs Inc. agrees to buy Ellis Park in cash deal

Sep. 15, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million in cash. The deal announced Thursday with Enchantment Holdings LLC includes Churchill Downs assuming Ellis Park’s opportunity to build a track extension facility in...