2019 Kentucky Derby: Trainers, Facts and Trends

Bode Baffert (and Mike Smith) holds up the Derby trophy as his father, trainer Bob Baffert (second from left), enjoys the moment after Justify won the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) Some of the best-known trainers in North American horse racing will be represented by major contenders in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but as usual, the “Run for the Roses” will make room for a few newcomers as well. Sixteen different [...]

Kentucky Derby Trainer Profiles: Mark Casse, Ian Wilkes, and Antonio Sano

Photo: Matt Carter The Kentucky Derby is less than 6 weeks away. Can you believe it? What I love about this year's Kentucky Derby is that new connections have taken steps onto the Derby Trail. Mark Casse, Ian Wilkes, and Antonio Sano have never won a Triple Crown race. All three have legitimate contenders for the Run for the Roses on May 6. Let's check out these excellent trainers and their Derby horses.   Antonio [...]