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 […]

Arkansas Derby Picks: Cupid Deserving Favorite for Baffert

Trainer Bob Baffert is back in Hot Springs on Saturday, saddling Cupid as the colt is sent off as the likely favorite, which would make it six years in a row that the Hall of Fame trainer has sent out the betting favorite for Oaklawn Park’s marquee race. American Pharoah was the winner last year […]

Road to Derby: Baffert Looks for Another Rebel Win with Cupid

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will look for his sixth win in the $900,000 Rebel (G2) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park when he saddles recent maiden winner Cupid, the 7-2 second choice on the morning line in a full field of 14. Baffert has won the Rebel in five of the last six years […]

Brody’s Cause Headlines Field of 10 in Tampa Bay Derby

The highly regarded Brody’s Cause makes his three-year-old debut as the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 10 in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. The Dale Romans trainee makes his first start since running third and beaten 2 ¾ lengths in last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

Road to Derby: Eight Head to Gate in Gotham at Aqueduct

A field of eight line up in Saturday’s $400,000 Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct, with 85 Derby points up for grabs toward entry into the Run for the Roses. The top four finishers earn 50-20-10-5 points as a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, but it looks as if the points are not urgent for […]