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Paulassilverlining Prevails in Humana Distaff

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Juddmonte Farms’ Paulassilverlining moved past pacesetting Super Humor on the far turn and then held off a prolonged bid from Breeders’ Cup winner Finest City by a neck to win the 31st running of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares. The […]

Kentucky Derby 143 Analysis and Selections

May 5, 2017 |

By John DaSilva The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived. The first Saturday in May. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. It is always tough to pick the winner of the race. This year the task becomes tougher as at least two inches of rain hit the Louisville area and made […]

Green Mask Reveals Talent In Twin Spires Turf Sprint Win

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask collared pace-setting Latent Revenge inside the sixteenth pole and drew off to a two-length victory in the 14th running of the $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Javier Castellano, […]

Big World Shows Big Heart in La Troienne Victory

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Maggi Moss’ Big World took the lead shortly after the start and posted a 1 1/4-length victory over Romantic Vision to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 La Troienne Presented by Spirited Funds (GI) for fillies and mares. Trained by Tom Amoss and […]

Bird Song Sings Winning Tune in Alysheba

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Marylou Whitney Stables’ Bird Song won the chase to the first turn ahead of Honorable Duty and favored American Freedom and never surrendered the lead to win the 14th running of the $400,000 Alysheba presented by Big Fish Casino (GII) by 1 ½ lengths. Trained […]

A Different Way to Bet the Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2017 |

By John DaSilva It is Kentucky Derby weekend and while the whole world concentrates on selecting the Kentucky Derby winner, there are ways that people can make money on the Kentucky Derby without making a direct win wager. You do have to handicap the race, but, if you play your cards right, you could set […]

Three Things to Look For In a Kentucky Derby Winner

May 1, 2017 |

By Derek Simon In between e-mails informing me that I “may already have won” a prize of considerable value and those beseeching me to be “a better lover” (I didn’t know the word had gotten out), I often get messages from folks asking me what I think of such-and-such Derby contender. To be honest, most […]

The Kentucky Derby Curse of Apollo

April 29, 2017 |

By Derek Simon If you are a racing fan and at all superstitious — or even if you’re not superstitious — you’ve probably heard of the Curse of Apollo. This dreaded curse relates to the fact that no horse has won the Kentucky Derby after not starting as a two-year-old since Apollo in 1882. Think […]

Tips for Hosting an Amazing Kentucky Oaks Party

April 28, 2017 |

By LATT Staff Two of the most important days of the year to a racing fan are Kentucky Oaks Friday and Kentucky Derby Saturday. And while it’s everyone’s dream to attend and be part of the festivities at Churchill Downs under the Twin Spires, the next best thing is to plan some amazing parties. While […]

Do Speed Figures Matter in the Kentucky Derby?

April 27, 2017 |

By Derek Simon For whatever reason, some people approach big race days like they would bowling on the moon. In other words, they throw out everything they know about horse racing and handicapping and, instead, prepare themselves for a completely new experience. Take, for example, the notion that speed figures mean nothing in the Kentucky […]