Phyllis Wyeth had a dream her horse, Union Rags, would win the Belmont Stakes, one that he fulfilled Saturday evening.
When I'll Have Another retreated from the winner's circle Saturday afternoon, a retired champion, he left the spotlight for another horse later in the evening.
Bode Baffert has never been so nervous about a race. The 7-year-old son of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is the namesake of the 138th Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite, Bodemeister.
Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses.
Michael Matz is back at the Kentucky Derby with a strong contender for the first time since he won in 2006 with Barbaro, whose bronze likeness now greets all visitors to Churchill Downs.
Animal Kingdom settled into Fair Hill Training Center comfortably last week, with trainer Graham Motion calling him "a pretty easygoing horse." The colt and his trainer like it there so much, the drive to Pimlico might wait an extra day.