Kentucky Derby wagering and handicapping information from our team of horse racing handicappers.

Uncontested Looking for Uncontested Lead in Southwest at Oaklawn Park

The Wayne Catalano trained Uncontested will be looking for a similar trip he got in his gate to wire score in the Smarty Jones Stakes when he takes on a dozen foes in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Under jockey Channing Hill the colt wired the field in the slop in the Smarty […]

Hollendorfer Seeks Seventh El Camino Real Derby Victory

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is looking for his seventh win in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday when he sends out the 7-5 morning line favorite Sheer Flattery. The El Camino Real Derby is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race with 10-4-2-1 points up for grabs to […]

Updated 2017 Kentucky Derby Points Standings

McCraken remained undefeated with an impressive victory in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, picking up 10 points and moving up to third in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 20. The Ian Wilkes trainee was making his first start since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club […]

McCraken Leads Field in Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs

A field of nine led by the undefeated McCraken will line up on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) with Derby points on the line. The Sam F. Davis winner earns 10 points toward entry into the Run for the Roses and the race serves as a prep for […]

Irish War Cry Becomes Derby Contender in Latest Odds

Updated futures betting shows Irish War Cry has overtaken Classic Empire in the betting to win the Kentucky Derby after beating him in the $350,000 Holy Bull at the weekend. Classic Empire still heads the points standings on 32 points, ahead of El Areeb and Gormley, who both have 20, but his lackluster performance has […]

Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby Points Schedule

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) is slated for Saturday, May 6, 2017 at historic Churchill Downs, with the Road to the Kentucky Derby points race underway. There were 10 Road to the Kentucky Derby points races contested in 2016 and 26 more points races to be decided in 2017. To earn a […]

Kentucky Derby Point Races Come up Chalky on Saturday

We have three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races coming up on Saturday and it will be tough to find prices as we have a couple of solid favorites and a five-horse field. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Classic Empire makes his three-year-old debut at Gulfstream Park in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G3) and was […]

Lecomte Draws Competitive Field in First Fair Grounds Derby Points Race

The Road to the Kentucky Derby via the bayou gets underway on Saturday with a competitive field lining up in the $200,000 Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds. An outbreak of the equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds has prevented horses from shipping in or out of the track, and the weather looks lousy with rain in […]

Smarty Jones Kicks Off Road to Derby Through Oaklawn Park

A field of eight three-year-olds will line up on Monday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones, the first of four Road to the Kentucky Derby points races to be run at Oaklawn Park. The Wayne Catalano trained Uncontested is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Smarty Jones. The colt was fourth in the Kentucky Jockey […]

Baffert Looks for Fifth Sham Win With American Anthem

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will send out the promising American Anthem as he seeks to win the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) for the fifth time on Saturday at Santa Anita. The son of Bodemeister broke his maiden in his debut at Del Mar on Dec. 3 going six furlongs and stretches out to […]