The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champion Classic Empire returned from his two month break and disappointing three-year-old debut to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday vaulting from 21st to second in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings. Last year’s Eclipse Award winner for top juvenile spent months as the […]
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The $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland may have been downgraded from a Grade 1 race, but this year’s field is as strong as we have seen in any Derby prep this season. The highly regarded McCraken, the co-favorite in early Kentucky Derby wagering at US Racing at 4-1 is the 7-5 morning […]
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 […]
A field of nine will line up on Saturday at Fair Grounds in the marquee race of the meeting, the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) with 100-40-20-10 points up for grabs toward entry into the Kentucky Derby (G1). Leading the pack is Girvin, who was installed as the 8-5 favorite. The Joe Sharp trainee picked […]
The Joe Sharp trained Kitten’s Cat is the 4-1 morning line favorite in a of field of 12 that will line up on Saturday in the $500,000 Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral (G3), one of three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races on tap this weekend. The Spiral offers up 50-20-10-5 points toward entry into […]
The Road to the Kentucky Derby make another stop in Hot Springs on Saturday with a field of 11 three-year-olds lining up in the $900,000 Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park, and we are hoping for an uncontested early lead. The race offers a huge purse and 50-20-10-5 points toward entry into the Run for the […]
The stakes for Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls rise starting on Saturday as the first 50-point prep race, the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds is on tap. A field of 14 was entered with 13 likely to start. The connections of So Conflated are going to scratch after drawing the outside 14 post to […]