Horse Racing News

With the Kentucky Derby set to take place Saturday, here are the current odds for the 20-horse field. Essential Quality is the favorite at 2-1.
Kendrick Carmouche on Saturday will be the first Black jockey in the Kentucky Derby since 2013 and just one of a handful over the past century.
Essential Quality is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby after the draw Tuesday, and is followed by Rock Your World (5-1) and Known Agenda (6-1), who will start from the rail.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has successfully appealed his 15-day suspension to the Arkansas Racing Commission, allowing the six-time Kentucky Derby winner to resume preparations to run Medina Spirit in next weekend's Derby.
The New York Racing Association said two horses died as the result of a fire Tuesday night on the backstretch at Belmont Park.
Super Stock won the $1 million Arkansas Derby by 2 1/2 lengths in an upset Saturday to earn a berth in next month's Kentucky Derby.
Alice Headley Chandler, who founded Mill Ridge Farm and built a Hall of Fame career as a breeder of champion racing thoroughbreds, has died. She was 95.
Long shot Bourbonic stormed from the rear entering the stretch to edge Dynamic One by a head to win the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and earn 100 points toward the Kentucky Derby.
Rock Your World won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday over 4-5 favorite Medina Spirit, preventing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert from earning his 10th win in the West Coast's prep for the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. guided Known Agenda to the win in the $750,000 Florida Derby on Saturday.
 
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