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Kentucky Derby Road: Shippers Tackle Tough Locals In El Camino Real Derby

February 15, 2019 |

BAFFERT’S KINGLY & LOCAL ANOTHERTWISTAFATE HEAD FIELD OF 13 SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S 38TH RUNNING OF THE $100,000 EL CAMINO REAL DERBY AT 1 1/8 MILES By LATT Staff (edited press release) A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be […]

Kentucky Derby Trail Leads To Risen Star Stakes At Fair Grounds

February 15, 2019 |

  War of Will Back As Favorite After Impressive LeComte Win By LATT Staff (edited press release, by Ryan Martin) A competitive and wide open field of 14 sophomores will chase their Kentucky Derby aspirations in Saturday’s the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford – the second Road To The Kentucky […]

Ten Set For Sam Davis At Tampa

February 8, 2019 |

  Knicks Go Leads Field Looking For Valuable Derby Points By LATT Staff (edited press release) Grade I winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs. […]

Kentucky Derby 2019 Leaderboard (Points & Non-Restricted Earnings)

February 2, 2019 |

  Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Game Winner Currently Leads Field By Margaret Ransom Following are point totals for runners looking to make the gate for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (GI), with non-restricted stakes earnings. Updated 2/11/19 All runners are Triple Crown nominated unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*). Horse Trainer Pts  Earnings (non-restricted) […]

Justify Defies, Makes History In Kentucky Derby 144

May 6, 2018 |

Colt Breaks Curse Of Apollo Giving Trainer Bob Baffert A Fifth Derby WInner By Margaret Ransom For such a highly regarded Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify sure had a lot of people asking a lot of questions about whether he was up to […]

In-Depth Look at the Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2018 |

  It’s race day! Who do you like in the Kentucky Derby? By Margaret Ransom For the 144th time on Saturday — always the first Saturday in May — 20 of the best 3-year-old thoroughbreds will parade to the gate for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby (GI), quite possibly the world’s most famous […]

How Will The Track Condition Affect The Kentucky Derby?

May 5, 2018 |

  Will The Off Track Affect Your Pick? By Derek Simon With it now seeming likely that the 2018 Kentucky Derby will be contested over an “off” track, the logical question becomes: How will the track condition affect the outcome of the race? As it pertains to individual horses, that question may be unresolved until two minutes […]

Three Things To Look For In A Kentucky Derby Winner

May 5, 2018 |

  What Qualifications Should The Winner Have? 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 […]

Monomoy Girl Survives Claim Of Foul, Wins Kentucky Oaks

May 5, 2018 |

  Brad Cox-Trained Filly Wears Blanket Of Lilies By Margaret Ransom Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl dug in gamely and out-dueled rival Wonder Gadot down the Churchill Downs stretch to snatch victory by a half-length in the 144th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday. The Brad Cox-trained daughter of Tapizar was ridden to victory by regular jockey Florent Geroux. Shortly […]

Eight Things You MUST Avoid On Kentucky Derby Day

May 4, 2018 |

  If You Have To Read Another Derby List, Don’t Miss This One By Derek Simon Lists are big these days and I’ll give you 12 reasons why… no, I’m kidding. But it does amaze me how often we gravitate to someone’s thoughts if — and only if — they are enumerated. Hear a crazy guy at […]