NEWS AND LINKS
Please Refer To our Looking Good and Worth Watching pages for updates on horses of interest to you. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your horse.
Racing on TV: Fox Sports: Wednesday 1:00 - 2:30, 4:30 - 6:30 (FS2); 1:00 - 6:00 (MSG+); Thursday 1:00 - 6:30 (FS2 and MSG+); Friday 1:00 - 2:30, 4:30 - 6:30 (FS2), 1:00 - 6:30 (MSG+); Saturday 2:30 - 3:00 (FS2), 3:00 - 8:00 (FS1), 1:00 - 7:00 (MSG+); Sunday 1:00 - 2:00 (FS2), 2:00 - 6:00 (FS1), 1:00 - 6:00 (MSG+). TVG will not have NYRA signal (business dispute).
Tuesday: Larry Collmus will join Michael Wrona calling races at Kentucky Downs. Collmus will be in Kentucky to call the Kentucky Derby for NBC on Sept. 5. Collmus and Wrona will split duties at KD Labor Day, Sept. 7. Wrona will announce Sept. 9-10, and Collmus will close out the meet Sept. 12, 13 and 16. Ted Nicholson, KD Senior VP and GM, has known Collmus for three decades.
Saturday: Updated Road to the Kentucky Derby Races Schedule. Includes all except Ellis Park Derby and Saratoga.
Remaining Derby Points Races Almost All Set
PPs Courtesy Of Brisnet: Belmont Stakes Probables And Possibles
Saturday: Derby Futures at Circa Sports have Tiz the Law at +475, followed by Charlatan at +555. Authentic and Maxfield are next at 7-1, followed by Honor A.P. at 10-1. Story at Las Vegas Review-Journal
Friday: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy formally announced that horse racing can return to the Garden State. Monmouth Park plans to open on July 3 as originally announced. No spectators, of course.
Friday: NYRA said today the barn area at the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga will open to horsemen this coming Tuesday. Oklahoma will open for training two days later. Health and safety protocols will be in place.
Friday: Under strict guidelines, media access to Belmont Park will be allowed by the State of New York and the New York Racing Association. Racing at Belmont is expected to resume next week. In contrast, Governor Andy Beshear has prohibited all media from the grounds at Churchill Downs since it reopened about two weeks ago. Full New York story at NTWAB.org
Friday: Horse owners may start attending races at Gulfstream park on June 3. At Santa Anita, plans are being made for owners to view workouts. Owners are forbidden to enter Churchill Downs for any reason by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.
Thursday: Del Mar will open its meet on July 10, an earlier date than usual. There will be fewer race days per week, but the track will lose only six races compared to 2019. Absent spectators are expected to cost $17 million in revenue. Full story: San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday: Sadly, Nadal has been injured as is off the Derby Trail. He sustained a condylar fracture this morning during a workout at Santa Anita. It's not a life-threatening injury, and he's had surgery and is retired. Will enter stud in 2021. Story at BloodHorse
Thursday: Finally. The Maryland Jockey Club has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission (read Gov. Hogan) to resume live racing at Laurel Park effective this Saturday. Everyone is more than ready, and racing will start that day.
Wednesday: The deadline for late Triple Crown nominations is now set for June 3. The cost has been reduced from $6,000 to $3,000. Go to TheTripleCrown.com or call Churchill Downs racing operations manager Kelly Danner at (502) 638-3825. Payment must be made at the time of nomination.
Wednesday: Byron King at Bloodhorse.com reports that the Race Dates Committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved Keeneland's application to run five live racing dates July 8-12. DRF previously reported the application was made with the blessing of Ellis Park, which has rights to summer race dates in Kentucky.
Last Tuesday: Fair-minded people wait to hear the facts. We will wait for an official report regarding the Bob Baffert case. The best we can tell, Arkansas racing rules have five different drug classifications. Disqualification and loss of purse following a positive test is not automatic. It depends on the severity of the infraction and in some cases whether there are mitigating factors.
Matt Winn Stakes: Maxfield Picks Up Where He Left Off
Churchill Begins Firming Up Derby Prep Changes
Churchill Downs All About Safety Measures
Nadal Pressures Pace This Time To Win Arkansas Derby Div 2
Charlatan Dominates Division 1 Of Arkansas Derby
BloodHorse: Churchill Committed To Fans At Derby
Mr. Big News Headliner in Oaklawn Stakes
Triple Crown Late Nominations Extended
Tiz the Law Coasts to Florida Derby Victory
Wells Bayou Leads Them Home at Fair Grounds
Conference Call on Derby-Oaks Dates Short on Details
Nadal Takes On All Comers To Win Rebel
Charlatan Romps First Time At Two Turns
Field Pass Gets Up In Jeff Ruby
Authentic, King Guillermo, Mischevious Alex Win Derby Points Races
Ete Indien Waves Goodbye to FOY Field
Sample Kentucky Derby Subscription Page
Dosage In Chaos
Looking Back on 17 Years of TDP
Some Changes At The Downey Profile
TDP Overview and Construction; Subscriptions
The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations
Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby