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Prairie Meadows meet to begin April 19

DRF | 2 years ago
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Ashford Stud purchases Hansen

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Staff 0 Tom KeyserHansen, the juvenile champion of 2011, will begin his stallion career at Ashford Stud next year.Ashford Stud announc... Read More...

Hansen Injured, out of Travers Stakes and Likely to be Retired

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Last year’s champion juvenile Hansen has been ruled out of consideration for this Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course, according to NYRA Press. “He had some inflammation in his left front leg this morning and is not run... Read More...

Travers: Hansen out of race and likely to be retired with tendon injury

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonA tendon tear could end the career of Hansen, who was the juvenile champion last year.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Hansen, last year’s 2-year-old champion, ha... Read More...

Saratoga: Hansen’s stamina questions make him Travers outsider

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonHansen comes into the Travers having to prove he can be effective going 1 1/4 miles.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Despite being a champion, one of just two Gra... Read More...

Travers Stakes, Another Watered Down Race?

It’s been quite a year for the three year old male division. You’ve read our articles about the injuries sustained to the top horses from January up to now. Out of Bounds (Sham Stakes winner), Algorithms (Holy Bull Stakes winner), Thunder Moccasin (Hutcheson Stakes winner)... Read More...

West Virginia Derby: Macho Macho gives Asmussen fourth West Virginia Derby; Hansen finishes fourth

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Coady PhotographyMacho Macho, under Corey Nakatani, gives trainer Steve Asmussen his fourth West Virginia Derby victory.CHESTER, W.Va. – Macho Macho gave trainer Steve Asmussen ... Read More...

Mountaineer: Le Bernardin faces big challenge in West Virginia Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Barbara D. LivingstonLe Bernardin will take on Hansen in Saturday's West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer.Kiaran McLaughlin has a healthy respect for the Eclipse Award that Hansen earned... Read More...

Hansen to Run in West Virginia Derby, Brilliant?

I’ve written posts on the topic of top horses side stepping the “major” races for “lower” tier races at less familiar race tracks. In the title of this post I mention the word brilliant. Why? Let me explain. Last year, I wrote about Bob Baffert... Read More...

Mountaineer: Mike Smith to ride Hansen in West Virginia Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will ride Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 4, according to his agent, Brad Pegram. Smith has never ridden Hanse... Read More...

Hansen looks headed to West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Coady PhotographyHansen will probably skip Sunday's Haskell at Monmouth for the West Virginia Derby Aug. 4.Hansen most likely will bypass the Haskell Invitational in favor of the West... Read More...

Prairie Meadows: Hansen much the best in Iowa Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Bob Nastanovich Coady PhotographyHansen, ridden by Ramon Dominguez, romps to a 10-length win in the Iowa Derby.ALTOONA, Iowa -- 2011 champion 2-year-old colt Hansen lived up to his lofty reputati... Read More...

Kentucky: Dullahan headed to Haskell, Hansen to the Iowa Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Tom KeyserTrainer Dale Romans is going to give Dullahan another try on dirt in the Haskell Invitational.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two of the top 3-year-olds in training, Dullahan and Ha... Read More...

Hansen to Miss Scheduled Start in Woody Stephens Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Hansen will miss his next scheduled start in Saturday’s Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) on Belmont Stakes day because of a low blood count, Daily Racing Form reported Monday. “His blood is a little out of whack,” Maker told Daily Racing Form. “He ga... Read More...

Belmont Park: Hansen to miss Woody Stephens Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserHansen will miss Saturday's Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont Park due to a low blood count.ELMONT, N.Y. – Hansen, last year’s 2-year-old champion who finished ... Read More...

Preakness: Bodemeister in; Isn’t He Clever, Hansen out

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King Barbara D. LivingstonBodemeister has been confirmed as a likely starter in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Count Bodemeister in Saturday’s Preaknes... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Hansen appears rank during final appearance before Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonHansen gave his exercise rider a difficult time when he went to the track Thursday morning and needed an outrider's assistance to come under control.Churchill Dow... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Futures wager provides bargains, underlays

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As usual, the way the Churchill toteboard looks when the Derby runners enter the starting gate Saturday will provide a fascinating contrast to how betting unfolded t... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Dominguez to ride Hansen

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Ramon Dominguez will ride Hansen in the Kentucky Derby, his agent Steve Rushing confirmed Monday afternoon. Dominguez was the regular of both Hansen, last year’s 2-year-old... Read More...

Keeneland: Maker continues to impress in Blue Grass

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee LEXINGTON, Ky. – The respective second- and third-place finishes in the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday by Hansen and Gung Ho (31-1) added to an impressive recent reco... Read More...

Blue Grass: Dullahan uses powerful late kick to reel in Hansen; Kentucky Derby is next

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Keeneland/Coady PhotographyDullahan, with Kent Desormeaux riding, goes past the favored Hansen to win the Blue Grass.LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dullahan stamped himself as one of the favorites ... Read More...

Blue Grass: Hansen could face some early pressure

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee LEXINGTON, Ky. – A crush of horses bearing down from his outside would be something brand new for Hansen. As fast as he is, the nearly white colt has grown accustomed to free&#4... Read More...

Weekend Warrior for April 14: Blue Grass should set up for closer Dullahan

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Watchmaker Barbara D. LivingstonWith as many as a half-dozen horses fighting for the early lead, Dullahan should get sufficient pace to launch his rally in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland... Read More...

High Hopes for Hansen in Blue Grass Stakes

Hansen, last year’s Eclipse champion juvenile, will parade to the post as the favorite in Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. Owned by Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing, the popular gray, nearly white horse, is coming off an ... Read More...

Blue Grass gives Hansen opportunity to regain spotlight

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserA win in the Blue Grass Stakes could propel Hansen to the role of favorite for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.Even though Hansen beat Union Rags and Creative Cause in the Breeders... Read More...

Blue Grass: Hansen gets post 4 in field of 13 at Keeneland

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Barbara D. LivingstonHansen will have Ramon Dominguez up in the Blue Grass Stakes, his final Kentucky Derby prep.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hansen was assigned post position 4 as the 6-5 ... Read More...

Hansen Gets in Final Work for Blue Grass

Hansen turned in his final serious spin before next weekend’s Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, traveling five furlongs in 1:00 on Saturday at the Trackside Training Center in Louisville, Ky. Working by himself with exercise rider Joel Barrientos ... Read More...

Hansen, Blue Grass challengers put in final works

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill DownsAdirondack King (left) works five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on Saturday at Keeneland with stablemate Ill Conceived.LEXINGTON, Ky. – A hand... Read More...

Hansen Tops Blue Grass Hopefuls

Hansen, champion juvenile colt of 2011, heads 11 horses being pointed to the 88th running of the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland on April 14. Owned by Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing, Hansen won the Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct in his most rece... Read More...

Free: Usually reliable mutuel field may fail to cash in Kentucky Derby Future Wager

DRF | 3 years ago
Ever get the feeling you took a wrong turn? Backed the wrong horse?Perhaps then, you will relate to apprehension regarding the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Something this year is very odd.The third and final pool for the 2012 Derby closes Sunday a... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Scouting the top horses and key prep races

DRF | 3 years ago
DRF staff Lynn RobertsEl Padrino (left) outduels Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star. What did the race say about both colts' Kentucky Derby chances?As March turns to April, our anal... Read More...

Hansen works easy five furlongs at training center

DRF | 3 years ago
Byron King Barbara D. LivingstonHansen needed more time than usual to recover from his winning effort in the Gotham.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hansen, last year’s champion juvenile, breezed an... Read More...

Hansen likely to run in Blue Grass; Alpha re-routes to Wood Memorial

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserHansen is likely to make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.Hansen will likely make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass rather t... Read More...

Wood Memorial Next for Gemologist

WinStar Farm’s undefeated Gemologist is headed to Aqueduct for next month’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed by phone to NYRA officials on Wednesday morning. Also targeting the Wood are: Hansen, Street Life, The Lumber... Read More...

Aqueduct: Dominguez hopes to return in a couple of weeks after suffering separated collarbone

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonJockey Ramon Dominguez, injured in a Sunday spill, is hoping to return to action in a couple of weeks.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – An optimistic Ramon Dominguez sai... Read More...

Hansen returns to work tab with easy half-mile breeze

DRF | 3 years ago
Byon King Churchill DownsHansen worked a half-mile in 50.40 seconds at Churchill Downs Trackside on Sunday.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Juvenile champion Hansen breezed an easy half-mile in 50.40 seco... Read More...

Jerardi: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile continues as key race

DRF | 3 years ago
Dick Jerardi Barbara D. LivingstonHansen (right) wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, holding off Union Rags (left), and Creative Cause (center).Here is some advice for you all you future-book fanc... Read More...

Mike Harrington to saddle two in today’s San Felipe

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Trainer Mike Harrington, who turns 70 on April 5, will send out both Creative Cause and Empire Way in today’s San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The key prep race for the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 7, the San Felipe is also a steppingstone to the ultimate goal: the Kentucky Derby (G1) […] Read More...

Hansen headed to Trackside in Louisville

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hansen was scheduled to ship early Saturday from Turfway Park to Louisville in time to train over the Trackside training center, where the champion colt will b... Read More...

Turfway Park: Hansen to school between races Friday

DRF | 3 years ago
Hansen, the reigning 2-year-old champion and the recent winner of the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, is scheduled to school in the Turfway Park paddock Friday evening between the sixth and seventh races, according to the colt’s majority owner... Read More...

Hansen Back on Track with Gotham Win

It only took one race for the reigning two year old champ to get back to the winner’s circle. After posting three straight wins as a two year old including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Hansen started his three year old campaign with a distant 2nd... Read More...

Hansen impressive in Gotham

Last year’s Juvenile Champion Hansen returns to the winner’s circle in his second start of the season. Read More...

Hansen Impressive in Gotham

Last year’s Juvenile Champion Hansen returns to the winner’s circle in his second start of the season After failing to visit the winner’s circle in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park in his 2012 debut in January, Hansen returned to his ... Read More...

Gotham Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the recent attrition on the Kentucky Derby trial, and bring in Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa to help break down Saturday’s Gotham Stakes. Read More...