Kentucky Derby

Road to the 2018 Kentucky Derby: Jerome analysis

Listed, $150,000 Jerome Stakes, one mile, Aqueduct, Jan. 13, 2018

Road to the Derby: Lecomte analysis

Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, one mile, 70 yards, Fair Grounds, Jan. 13, 2018

Road to the Derby: Sham Stakes analysis

Grade 3, $100,345 Sham Stakes, one mile, Santa Anita, Jan. 6, 2018

Watchmaker: Nice to see Derby prospects racing in January

Benoit & Associates
McKinzie wins the Sham Stakes on Saturday at 1-5 odds.

In a point in time when there seems to be a contest to see how infrequently good horses can race, it is a welcomed development that legitimate Kentucky Derby candidates are competing in these initial days of January, some four months out from the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Bolt d'Oro getting back on track after pulling muscle

ARCADIA, Calif. – Bolt d’Oro will resume galloping this week after recovering from a pulled muscle that interrupted his training and ultimately postponed his 2018 debut.

Cool Bobby knocked off Derby trail by ankle injury

ARCADIA, Calif. – Cool Bobby, one of the top Kentucky Derby prospects on the West Coast, is off the Derby trail after undergoing surgery for a chip in his left front ankle, trainer Peter Eurton said Sunday at Santa Anita.

Firenze Fire not fully cranked for Jerome Stakes

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The road to the Kentucky Derby is full of potholes. In the Northeast, those potholes can be filled with ice and snow.

Firenze Fire begins path to Derby in Jerome Stakes

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Owner Ron Lombardi and trainer Jason Servis have a very simple and logical explanation for keeping Kentucky Derby prospect Firenze Fire in New York this winter.

Bolt d'Oro leads cast of local early Derby prospects

ARCADIA, Calif. – Bolt d’Oro has been taking it fairly easy since the Breeders’ Cup, but soon he and the rest of the 3-year-old class of 2018 at Santa Anita will begin their serious preparations toward the May 5 Kentucky Derby, which locally based horses have won four times in the last six years, with California Chrome, Nyquist, I’ll Have Another, and, of course, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Road to the Derby: Springboard Mile analysis

$402,400 Springboard Mile; one mile; Remington Park; Dec. 17, 2017

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