Month: April 2022Page 2 of 125

Kathleen O. Tests Churchill Track in Final KY Oaks Work

Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Kathleen O. is not a particularly keen workhorse, but Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey can’t complain about the Upstart filly’s undefeated record.

NYGC Suspends Miceli, Fines NYRA Racing Secretary

The New York Gaming Commission suspended trainer Mike Miceli and fined New York Racing Association racing secretary Keith Doleshel $2,000 in recent rulings.

Keeneland Concludes Spring Meet With Record Wagering

Keeneland successfully closed its 2022 spring meet April 29 with all-sources handle topping $219 million to establish an all-time wagering record for the historic Thoroughbred track. Purses averaged a record $1.147 million daily.

Ricky Courville Talks About Un Ojo

Trainer Ricky Courville talks about Kentucky Derby contender Un Ojo after the gelding’s half-mile breeze in :47 3/5 April 30 at Churchill Downs.

KY Derby Prospects Turn in Final Breezes at Churchill

Eleven 3-year-olds turned in workouts April 30 at Churchill Downs toward the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1), though not all breezes went as scripted.

Shug McGaughey Talks KY Oaks Contender Kathleen O.

The Upstart filly worked four furlongs April 30 in :47 4/5 at Churchill Downs.

Brian Lynch Discusses Classic Causeway

Trainer Brian Lynch discusses Kentucky Derby contender Classic Causeway after the colt’s six-furlong breeze in 1:13 1/5 April 30 at Churchill Downs.

Brad Cox Reviews Works of KY Derby Trio

Trainer of Cyberknife, Zozos, Tawny Port drilled horses April 30 at Churchill Downs.

New Turf Course Debuts at Churchill Downs

Racing not only returns to Churchill Downs April 30, so does turf racing. The track’s new $10 million lawn debuts after its construction meant no turf racing for the most recent September and fall meets.

Derby Hopeful Happy Jack Breezes Mile at Keeneland

In a work that also served as a final evaluation ahead of the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1), grade 1-placed Happy Jack made the grade April 30 at Keeneland.