Nyquist captured the 142nd Kentucky Derby on a splendid day in Louisville. After Nyquist won the Florida Derby, O'Neill opted to send his undefeated horse to Lexington to prep for the Derby instead of flying him back to California. Nyquist had great runs at Keeneland and shipped over to Louisville less than a week before he would capture the roses at the Derby. Now it's on to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes on May 21st. Beauty overwhelms Churchill Downs throughout Derby week. Actress Mira Sorvino told me that she felt "as though I've stepped into a completely elegant era from long ago." Not everyone behaved at Churchill Downs. Drunk teens in preppy clothes tend to lose their minds in the
PRESS RELEASE: Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :48 on a fast track under Martin Garcia at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky. The Bob Baffert-trained 3-year-old will attempt to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner - and first since Affirmed in 1978 - in the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park. Splits for the workout were :12.20, :24 and :35.80. He galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.40 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.20. Credit: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography Do you think horses mind when everyone else watches them bathe? Go Pharoah!