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 […]

Road to Derby: Juveniles Looking to Hit Jackpot at Delta Downs

A field of 10 promising juveniles will head to the starting gate in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) on Saturday, with a big pay day and Derby points up for grabs. The Jackpot is the sixth race this year on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, with 10-4-2-1 points going to the top […]

Early Kentucky Derby Betting: Classic Empire, Not This Time Co-Favorites

The top two finishers of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) are the early co-favorites for next spring’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in the latest betting odds released by Bovada. Classic Empire, who won the Juvenile by a neck, and Not This Time, who ran second are the co-favorites in early Derby wagering at 14-1. […]

2016 Kentucky Derby Handle, Ratings Down from Last Year

Despite coming off a year where we saw the first Triple Crown in nearly four decades, both handle and television ratings for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday were down. Wait, what? American Pharoah’s historic run through last year’s Triple Crown was supposed to give the horse racing industry a boost right? […]

Kentucky Derby Day Card Features Seven Graded Stakes

While a field of 20 will line up in the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs at 6:34 ET, the race is just one of seven graded stakes on an outstanding 14-race marathon betting card. First post is 10:30 ET with the final race going off 9 ½ hours later at 8:05 ET. […]

Baffert Seeking Fifth Kentucky Derby Win With Mor Spirit

Bob Baffert is not front and center as he was last spring when he sent off the Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite American Pharoah, but the Hall of Fame trainer has a legitimate shot of winning again this year with Mor Spirit. The colt was no match for Exaggerator in his runner up finish in the […]

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds: Exaggerator on Move

The undefeated Nyquist remains the early wagering favorite for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, now less than two weeks away, but the gap is narrowing in the latest Kentucky Derby betting odds. In the most recent odds released by Mybookie.ag, Nyquist stands at +250, but Exaggerator has cut into the margin, now down […]

Road to the 2016 Kentucky Derby Schedule, Updated Point Standings

The Steve Asmussen trained Gun Runner topped the 2016 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings, winning the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds on March 26 in his last prep for the Run for the Roses. The colt is currently at betting odds for the Kentucky Derby at +800 at Mybookie.ag. He has won […]