A groom’s life: The work behind the Preakness

By Fred Hiers
May 17, 2013

BALTIMORE — Maurice Sanchez wouldn’t be recognized by most of the racing fans who will gather Saturday at Pimlico Race Course or watch the Preakness on TV. But those people certainly will see the product of his work: sleek, muscled thoroughbreds schooled to athletic perfection. The hard work of…

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Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

By Beth Harris
May 4, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn’t sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses. “I was really far back,” Joel Rosario said. “I said hopefully he can go faster than that.”

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Napravnik finishes fifth with Mylute

By Gary Mihoces USA TODAY
May 4, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY. — After showering in the jockey’s room for women at Churchill Downs, Rosie Napravnik traded her mud-caked riding garb for a rose red dress and a big-brimmed, black Kentucky Derby hat. She wasn’t dressed for a victory party, but she had distinguished herself.

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Mylute

By Natalie Voss Paulick Report
April 30, 2013

When Paul Bulmahn sat down to a business lunch at Maker’s Mark in May 2002, he had no idea how much the affair would change his life. Bulmahn, who was being honored for his accomplishments at the helm of ATP Oil and Gas Company, found himself sitting next to an affable lunch companion…

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Derby contender Mylute is one cool customer

By Gary Roedeiemeier
April 29, 2013

If he runs to his looks Mylute is going to be a serious challenger on Derby Day. The dark-gray colt strikes a stunning profile on the backside but trainer Tom Amoss says he is one cool dude. During a visit to Barn 29, I got acquainted with Mylute, who loves attention and peppermints.

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Mylute’s Steady Work No Problem for Amoss

By Claire Novak
April 27, 2013

Trainer Tom Amoss said he only wanted a maintanance work from Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up Mylute April 27 at Churchill Downs, and that was exactly what jockey Rosie Napravnik delivered in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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Napravnik to ride Mylute in Kentucky Derby

by Brisnet.com
April 17, 2013

Jockey Rosie Napravnik has accepted the Kentucky Derby mount on Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute. Napravnik, the leading rider at Fair Grounds the past three meetings, rode Mylute to his last win, a 10 3/4-length romp over optional claiming rivals at Fair Grounds on December 26.

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Napravnik to ride Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute in Kentucky Derby

by Jennie Rees
April 16, 2013

Rosie Napravnik will ride Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute in the Kentucky Derby, it was announced this morning. Napravnik rode the Tom Amoss-trained Mylute in the colt’s 10 3/4-length victory in an allowance race at the Fair Grounds.

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Mylute Posts Dandy Work at Churchill Downs

April 15, 2013

Mylute, runner-up to Revolutionary in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong breeze in in 1:12 1/5 the morning of Apil 14 at Churchill Downs.

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Mylute, Derby Contenders Arrive at Churchill

By Blood-Horse Staff
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mylute, who finished a neck behind Revolutionary in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) after a thrilling stretch battle, passed through the Churchill Downs stable gate at 3:30 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 2 after vanning from Fair Grounds and was bedded down in Barn 29 for trainer Tom Amoss.

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Louisiana Derby: Revolutionary’s win marks him serious Kentucky Derby threat

By Jay Privman
March 30,2013

NEW ORLEANS – Whether he comes inside and knifes through traffic, or takes the scenic route and goes around everyone, Revolutionary is moving forward like a horse to be reckoned with in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

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Revolutionary holds off Mylute to win Louisiana Derby

by Bob Fortus
March 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — Revolutionary is ready to take a run at the Kentucky Derby, jockey Javier Castellano said Saturday after the colt won the $1 million, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby by a neck at the Fair Grounds. There’s no longer a question of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby field.

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