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Sherman eyeing Hollywood Derby for California Chrome's turf debut 12:30 pm

California Chrome could wrap up his three-year-old campaign making his turf debut in the Hollywood Derby (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos) Trainer Art Sherman indicated Wednesday morning that he is considering two possibilities at Del Mar for an additional race for California Chrome -- the Hollywood Derby on grass and the Native Diver Handicap on Polytrack. Both races...

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Sparkling Review puts win streak on the line in Mrs. Revere 12:30 pm

Sparklingg Review is unbeaten in three starts on turf after dropping her debut on dirt (Keeneland/Coady Photography) Fresh off an impressive 2 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3 Valley View on October 17 at Keeneland, Sparkling Review will put her three-race winning streak on the line in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs.Trained by Ben...

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Rosie Napravnik to be honored at Churchill Downs 12:30 pm

Rosie Napravnik celebrated after recording her second Kentucky Oaks victory with Untapable (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography) Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, who made history by becoming the first and only female rider to win the Kentucky Oaks in its 140-year history, will be honored for her career accomplishments in a special ceremony this Saturday...

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Albarado celebrates 1,000th Churchill Downs victory 12:30 pm

Albarado celebrated his milestone win under the Twin Spires in the winner's circle (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography) Jockey Robby Albarado had to wait a few days but the 41-year-old rider was finally able to celebrate his 1,000th career victory at Churchill Downs after guiding the Pat Dupuy-trained Red Maserati to a one-length triumph in Thursday's 3RD race....

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Hollywood Derby is 'opportune time' to try California Chrome on turf 12:30 pm

Trainer Art Sherman made his way to the racing secretary's office in the Del Mar stable area Wednesday morning with a purpose in mind.Nominations for the final nine stakes of the Bing Crosby season were closing on Thursday and Sherman, 77, had a horse of such import to nominate that he didn't want to risk missing the deadline.That would be California Chrome, whom he would nominate for the...

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Fallon enjoying his time at Del Mar 3:00 am

Before Friday Kieren Fallon, a six-time British riding champion widely considered one of the greatest "flat" jockey of his generation and one of the greatest ever, had never been to Del Mar. But, after his first ride at the seaside oval, the 49-year-old took a spot near a table in the jockeys' room dining area and, with the lilt and brogue of his native County Clare, Ireland, declared how he...

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Mr. Jordan well after Juvenile Sprint romp; Itsmyluckyday targeting Cigar Mile 3:00 am

Plesa is impressed with unbeaten Mr. Jordan (Adam Coglianese Photography) Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. reported that Mr. Jordan was "100 percent" Sunday morning following his dazzling three-length romp at Gulfstream Park West in Saturday's $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes, one of seven $100,000 stakes on Sunshine Millions Preview Day.In the 6 1/2-furlong stakes for...

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Casse-trained juveniles likely headed for KY Jockey Club off one-two finish 3:00 am

Flashaway is expected to make his second stakes start in the KY Jockey Club (WEG/Michael Burns Photography) After John Oxley's two-year-old coupled entry of Sky Hero and Flashaway ran first and second in a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming event at Churchill Downs on Saturday, trainer Mark Casse's assistant and son Norman Casse weighed in on their performances and hinted...

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