Horse Racing News

Keeneland Increases Purses for Fall Meet

The 2013 Keeneland Fall Meet will include 17 stakes races worth $4.625 million in purse money, making it one of the richest in the nation.The Fall Meet, which will include six Grade I races, will be in session Oct. 4-26.The … Continue reading

Ramsey’s on a Roll–Ramsey’s Farm Breaks Track Records

Ken and Sarah Ramsey, owners of Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky, finished the Spring Meet on June 30 at Churchill Downs with a flourish, earning a total of 32 wins, establishing a new single season record over the 38 day … Continue reading

Make Exciting Additions To Your Kentucky Derby Package!

Now that you have your Kentucky Derby tickets or Kentucky Derby package purchased from DerbyDeals.com, you may want to think of adding some exciting and fun pieces to your order. Louisville doesn’t just rest on the Kentucky Derby race, as … Continue reading

D. Wayne Lukas Pair Finishes 1st & 2nd In Rebel Stakes

D. Wayne Lukas has to feel pretty good about his two Kentucky Derby hopefuls after they finished first and second in the Rebel Stakes this past weekend at Oaklawn Park. Will Take Charge bolted his way to the top of … Continue reading

Verrazano Passes First Stakes Test

Verrazano may be the brightest rising star in Todd Pletcher’s ample stable of Kentucky Derby hopefuls. He has been highly touted by racing fans and writers since his February allowance race at Gulfstream Park, where he destroyed the competition over … Continue reading

Hear the Ghost Haunts Flashback in the San Felipe!

Hear the Ghost wasn’t a name that very many racing fans would be familiar with on Saturday morning, but everyone would know who he was on Saturday night. Making only his third career start and ranked near the bottom of the Horse Racing … Continue reading

Pletcher’s Violence Is Off The Derby Trail

In 2012 there were quite a number of three-year-olds that went down due to injury or illness, including Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, Belmont winner Union Rags, two-year-old champion Hansen, and the speedy Bodemeister.  Now we have … Continue reading

Triple Crown Nominations Down In 2013

Just one year after defying the three year trend of decreasing nominations for Triple Crown racing, the number of nominees for horses to run in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and Belmont Stakes dropped again. In 2012 there were 398 … Continue reading

Three Derby Prep Races Highlight February’s First Weekend

We are down to the final five races of the Derby Prep portion of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, with three of those contests taking place this weekend. The Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, the Sam F. Davis … Continue reading

Russell Baze Hits Another Milestone With His 50,000th Race

Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze put another feather in his cap last week as he finished 3rd aboard Finish Rich at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California. When the gates flew open for the fourth race of the day, … Continue reading