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 […]

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 […]

Road to Derby: Takaful Short Priced Favorite in Jerome at Aqueduct

The Road to the Kentucky Derby picks back up on Monday with a field of seven going to the post in the $150,000 Jerome (G3) at Aqueduct led by the promising Takaful. The colt is looking to bounce back off a third-place finish as the beaten favorite in the Remsen (G2) on the main track […]

Baffert Duo Looks Tough in Los Alamitos Futurity

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be looking for his third straight and ninth victory overall in Saturday’s $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (G1), sending out the 1-2 morning line favorite Mastery and 7-2 second choice Show Me Da Lute. Baffert won the Futurity last year with Mor Sprit and in 2015 with […]

Ten Derby Hopefuls Head to Gate in Remsen at Aqueduct

A field of 10 juveniles will line up in Saturday’s $300,000 Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct, with the winner earning 10 points toward entry into the Kentucky Derby (G1) next spring. The Remsen is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, with 10-4-2-1 points up for grabs. The $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill […]

Pool 1 of 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Opens Thursday

The mutuel field or “All Others” is the 5-2 morning line favorite with Pool 1 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opening on Thursday. Last November, “All Others” closed at 3-5, but it was those backing Nyquist at 9-1 in the first pool that cashed on the first Saturday of May. Pool 1 closes […]