April 11, 2015 – Keeneland – Race 10 – Coolmore Lexington Stakes (Grade III) Jockey Julien Leparoux negotiated the perfect trip for Divining Rod and went on to score a three length victory with the improving three-year-old. As the third choice in the betting, Divining Rod broke sharp but was content to sit behind favored Fame and Power who wentRead More
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By Joe Nevills/DRF Jareth Loveberry will move his tack to Kentucky and Indiana for the summer following the recently completed meet at Oaklawn Park. Loveberry, 27, said he will be based at Churchill Downs and Indiana Grand through August, with his first scheduled Kentucky mount coming Thursday at Keeneland. Monty Penney will have his book. “I’ve always wanted to rideRead More
American Pharoah had to travel through a blizzard of praise, but he arrived safely Monday afternoon in Louisville as the one to beat in the Kentucky Derby. His recent victory at Oaklawn Park couldn’t have been easier, nor his performance more impressive. He won the Arkansas Derby by eight lengths even though Victor Espinoza was pulling up the handsome coltRead More
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze will ride in the first two races on the card at Lone Star Park opening night Thursday, April 9 for owner/trainer Henry Dominguez of El Paso, Texas. Baze holds the record for the most wins in North American Horse Racing History. Through Weds., April 8, he has recorded an incredible 12,524 career wins fromRead More
After reading the Valet story by Gary McMillen that we posted, our good friends at Duralock UK Performance Fencing asked the question, “What is the difference between a Valet in the US and in the UK?” Below is a an enlightening take posted on their blog: We received an interesting article this week in the Duralock offices, from jockeytalk360.com, on how Valets smoothRead More
With the final Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend, jockeys are in search of the mount that could produce the next Triple Crown winner. Below you will find a list of the jockeys shipping in to Oaklawn on Saturday and their mounts: Kent Desormeaux Race 7 – The Oaklawn H. (GII) – Sammy Mandeville Race 11 – The Arkansas Derby (GI) – WinRead More
By Steve Anderson Jockey Joe Talamo will miss a week of riding after bruising a shoulder in a spill after the Santa Paula Stakes. Talamo was unseated from Sensitively when the filly fell a few strides after finishing last. Talamo was taken to a hospital, where X-rays showed no fractures. The rider saw a doctor Monday who advised a weekRead More