Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro breezed a half-mile in 50.80 seconds over a sloppy Churchill Downs racetrack early Monday morning, leaving Zayat trying to decide whether to send the colt to the $1 million Preakness.
Trainer Ken McPeek won the $150,000 Jessamine Stakes for the second straight year when Kathmanblu, ridden by Julien Leparoux, proved clearly best Thursday at Keeneland in the 20th running of the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-old fillies.
Mine That Bird had his second workout for trainer D. Wayne Lukas when he breezed a half-mile in 48 seconds over a fast track shortly after the renovation break Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Mine That Bird had what his trainer and jockey called a "perfect" final workout Monday morning for the Belmont Stakes, as the gelding breezed a half-mile in 50 seconds over a fast track at Churchill Downs.
After having more than three weeks between workouts, Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense began gearing back up again when working a half-mile Sunday morning in 49.40 seconds over a muddy track at his home base, Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense had his first workout since finishing second in the May 19 Preakness when breezing an easy half-mile at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning in 49 seconds under regular rider Calvin Borel.
Curlin, one of the top threats to Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense in the upcoming Preakness, breezed a very easy half-mile early Monday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday.