Nyquist rock solid in final Kentucky Derby workout

churchill downs ky derby day Trainer Doug O’Neill says it is difficult to be around his unbeaten Nyquist “and not smile”. There were grins breaking out across the board in the Team O’Neill shedrow Friday afternoon as the current Kentucky Derby favorite put in his final workout in advance of May 7, drilling one mile in 1:41 in company with Grade… [Read more…]

Mohaymen has barn beaming in final Derby workout

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Neal McLaughlin is on the muscle. The assistant to his brother, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, woke up at 3 a.m. Friday morning with his head spinning thinking about the final pre-Kentucky Derby obstacle their charge Mohaymen faced. As he studied the gray son of Tapit calmly cooling out after breezing four furlongs in 47.40… [Read more…]