The Injury List

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A quick summary of horses recently taken off the track due to injuries. A minor fissure in the hind cannon bone has put Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom out of commission temporarily– and yes, it’s very likely to have been …

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After less-than-optimal finishes in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the connections of Midnight Interlude (War Chant x Midnight Kiss [NZ], by Groom Dancer) plan to move the Santa Anita Derby winner onto turf this summer. No definite plans …

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There are three things no one can guess the outcome of: a ball game, a love affair, and a horse race. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas

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Derby Dozen #11 of 12: Soldat (War Front x Le Relais, by Coronado’s Quest) Trained by Kiaran P. McLaughlin Jockey: Alan Garcia Owned by Clarke, Robertson, Braverman, and Namcook Summary: Runner-up in the BC Juvenile Turf, the beautifully capable Soldat has 2 wins …

Derby Kitten In!

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With Toby’s Corner dropping out of the Kentucky Derby this morning, the next eligible and willing earner was Derby Kitten (Kitten’s Joy x Blush, by Menifee), who pulled an awesome upset in the Lexington Stakes recently at Keeneland. While he …

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Derby Dozen #10 of 12: Midnight Interlude (War Chant x Midnight Kiss, by Groom Dancer) Trained by Bob Baffert Jockey: Victor Espinoza Owned by Arnold Zetcher LLC Summary: In the scramble of hopefuls hoping to score a spot on the bench during the …

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Derby Dozen #9 of 12:Master of Hounds (Kingmambo x Silk and Scarlet (GB), by Sadler’s Wells) Trained by Aidan P. O’Brien Jockey: Garrett Gomez (at least for the Derby) Owned by Mrs. John Magnier Summary: Third-place finisher of the 2010 Racing …

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Derby Dozen #5 of 12: Archarcharch (Arch x Woodman’s Dancer, by Woodman) Trained by Willam H. “Jinks” Fires Jockey: Jon Kenton Court Owned by Yagos, Robert and Loval Summary: A hard-working colt who had to pull his way through a steep defeat …