Nehro To Skip Preakness

Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro will not run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Owner Ahmed Zayat says Nehro is responding well after his second-place finish to Animal Kingdom in the May 7 Derby, but has had a busy spring schedule. The Preakness would be Nehro’s fourth start in eight weeks and Zayat says he wants to be… Continue reading Nehro To Skip Preakness

Belmont Stakes to be Run Without Derby, Preakness Winners

by Stephanie Crosby The two winners of early Triple Crown races won’t be in the field, but the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes is tomorrow. Derby winner Super Saver and Preakness victor Lookin’ at Lucky opted out of the third Triple Crown race. Churchill Downs spokesperson and racing aficionado John Asher says even without… Continue reading Belmont Stakes to be Run Without Derby, Preakness Winners

Twelve Set To Run In Preakness

A field of 12 will run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver is the early Preakness favorite, with 5-2 odds and drew the number eight post position. The second favorite, at 3-1 is Lookin’ at Lucky, which was the early Derby favorite but finished… Continue reading Twelve Set To Run In Preakness

Film on Secretariat Shoots at Churchill Downs this Week

Walt Disney Studios is filming scenes in town this week for its upcoming film Secretariat — about the horse that won thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown in 1973 and whose record runs in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes still stand. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The production, with cast members Diane Lane and John Malkovich,… Continue reading Film on Secretariat Shoots at Churchill Downs this Week