From older horses in the Grade 1 February Stakes to 3-year-olds in the Hyacinth Stakes, Sunday’s program at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan could have ramifications for the biggest races in the United States this year.Full Story >>
February 13, 2013
Considering all that can go wrong, anyone who ventures to compile a list of Kentucky Derby contenders is wasting their time.
June 28, 2012
Doug O’Neill has been the face of horse racing for the better part of two months. But on this day, he was just a regular horseplayer all excited about cashing a Kentucky Derby future-book ticket.
June 15, 2012
There is an old proverb that “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” So is the new “Road to the Kentucky Derby” system of qualifying horses for America’s most famous race. A lot of it works, but there are new glaring problems with serious ...
May 03, 2012
Bodemeister opened as the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and a check of early betting on offshore websites shows that might end up being the case, but Nevada race books still consider Union Rags as the betting ...
To a man, the 32 living riders who have won a Kentucky Derby understand the remorseless formula required to win the Derby. It takes the right horse and the right trip, each ingredient in perfect proportion.
May 01, 2012
Hunter Thompson's story of the 1970 Kentucky Derby, entitled “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” now has been released in a rousing CD version, unabridged, with the role of Thompson – narrator and star – read by Oscar winner Tim Robbins.
April 27, 2012
The 21st century horseplayer trying to handicap the Kentucky Derby is equipped with tools that were almost unimaginable 25 years ago – unlimited replays, lifetime past performances with sophisticated speed figures, comprehensive coverage of workouts, ...
April 20, 2012
As of Friday, 30 of the graded stakes races leading up to the Kentucky Derby listed on Daily Racing Form’s 2012 Road to the Kentucky Derby had been run. Those 30 were won by 26 different 3-year-olds.
April 11, 2012
It is no big deal to win the Kentucky Derby with your first mount. Check that – it’s a very big deal. It just won’t get you a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
April 05, 2012
Even after losing last weekend in the Florida Derby, Union Rags is the 7-2 favorite in the future book for the Kentucky Derby at Wynn Las Vegas.