Kaigun has been installed as the early 5-2 favourite for the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile turf race. Kaigun, a four-year-old gelding, will be ridden by Patrick Husbands of Brampton, Ont., and break from the No. 5 post Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Full Story.(Photo: Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will return to racing in September, when the colt is set to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. He has been idle since finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes on June 7, ending a six-race winning streak and hopes for the sport's first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Full Story.
The series that decides which 20 horses qualify to run in the Kentucky Derby is adding a new qualifier. Churchill Downs announced Wednesday that the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity to be run on Dec. 20 will award qualifying points. Full Story.