New Mexico's Señor Buscador earns Breeders' Cup shot in G3 Ack Ack
Senor Buscador is the most notable New Mexico-connected horse to run -- and win -- at Churchill Downs since Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The hard-luck 4-year-old colt earned his first graded-stakes victory in the $300,000, Grade 3 Ack Ack, earning a shot at the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland. We hear from owner Joe Peacock and trainer Todd Fincher afterward. Note to New Mexico media; While Señor Buscador has not run in New Mexico, he has spent much of his career training in the state at Ruidoso, Sunland, Zia and Albuquerque with Todd Fincher.
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike gallant in narrow defeat
Richard Dawson's Rich Strike -- the historic Kentucky Derby winner at 80-1 odds who became the first Derby winner to have been claimed and also the first to have gotten into America's favorite race off the also-eligible list -- portended potential things to come with a huge effort and narrow defeat to $5.5 million-earner Hot Rod Charlie in Saturday's $400,000, Grade 2 Lukas Classic. Hear what trainer Eric Reed had to say afterward, including his interaction with jockey Sonny Leon. This video is available for any media use as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to promote Kentucky horses, horsemen and racing by providing supplemental racing content to resource-strapped news outlets.
Hot Rod Charlie edges Rich Strike in Lukas Classic
Hear why jockey Tyler Gaffalione was happy to have Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike get ahead of Hot Rod Charlie in the late stages of the $400,000, G2 Lukas Classic Saturday at Churchill Downs. And what winning trainer Doug O'Neill said after Hot Rod Charlie's head victory in the prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 5 at Keeneland. (Note: Rich Strike reaction on another video)
Rich Strike: B-roll of KY Derby winner training, playing 9.27.22
Watch Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike gallop at Churchill Downs dark and early Tuesday morning for Saturday's $400,000, Grade 2 Lukas Classic - and then playing afterward in his stall with trainer Eric Reed. This video is available to the media as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to promote Kentucky horses, horsemen and racing. Credit to the Kentucky HBPA is appreciated for actual video use.
KY Derby winner Rich Strike trains, Eric Reed reflects
On his first morning back training at his home-away-from-home, Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike galloped Tuesday morning under Gabriel Lagunas shortly at 5:30 in advance of Saturday's $400,000, Grade 2 Lukas Classic against older horses. Afterward, trainer Eric Reed reflected on a variety of subjects. "I just feel like he dropped out of college a year early and now he's going to the NFL and he's playing Tom Brady - he's not playing the Falcons," Reed said. "He's up against it. He's going to find out what it's all about. And I think he's up to it.... I don't think he'll disappoint at all." This video is available to the media as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to promote Kentucky horses, horsemen and racing. Credit to the Kentucky HBPA is appreciated for actual video use.
Eric Reed on Ky Derby winner Rich Strike, redemption in Travers & more!
We catch up with trainer Eric Reed Monday morning at Churchill Downs as he awaited the arrival from his Lexington training center of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, who in his last start was fourth - but losing a three-way photo for second by mere noses -- in the Travers Stakes. Rich Strike will take on older horses for the first time in Saturday's $400,000, Grade 2 Lukas Classic. 'This is a special place always to me," Reed says of returning to Churchill Downs. " ... Now when I come in here, it's like the top of Mt. Everest. I see the flag, I plant it every time I drive down. That's pretty daggone cool.... It was 10 weeks of torture for me (from the Belmont to the Travers), waiting to show everybody that he wasn't a fluke, that the Belmont was something I did wrong.' This video is available for media use as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to provide supplemental racing content to news and social media outlets. Credit to the Kentucky HBPA for video use is appreciated.
KY Derby winner Rich Strike returns to Churchill Downs for Lukas Classic
B-roll of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike returning to Churchill Downs late Monday morning for Saturday's scheduled appearance in the $400,000, Grade 2 Lukas Classic against older horses. A separate video has an interview with trainer Eric Reed, also shot Monday morning.
PaDerby: Brad Cox on Cyberknife , Tawny Port
We chat at Churchill Downs with two-time defending Eclipse Award champion trainer Brad Cox about his duo of two-time G1 winner Cyberknife and GSW Tawny Port running in Saturday's $1 million, G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. This video is available for any media use as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to provide supplemental material about horse racing to news outlets.