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Top Five Contenders in Early Kentucky Derby Betting

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is approaching, and it is a deep and talented crop of three-year-olds this year that will do battle in the two most exciting minutes in sports. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a strong one-two punch with American Pharoah and Dortmund, the top two Read Full Story

Baffert Has Strong Hand as Kentucky Derby Approaches

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a strong one-two punch for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2 with American Pharoah and Dortmund, who are currently the top two betting favorites. Baffert is no stranger to the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. Read Full Story

American Pharoah Seeks to Solidify Favorite Role for Kentucky Derby

The Bob Baffert trained American Pharoah has spent most of the winter and early spring as the betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) and will seek to solidify that role when he makes his final prep on Saturday in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The colt is the current wagering Read Full Story

Pletcher Adds Two More Kentucky Derby Contenders to Roster

As if trainer Todd Pletcher did not have a busy enough day planned on Kentucky Derby Day, he now has two additional Derby contenders after Saturday’s prep action. Materiality won the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) on Saturday in his first start in a graded stake and in just his third career start. The $400,000 Read Full Story

Derby Hopefuls Clash at Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park

With just seven major Kentucky Derby preps to be decided, the next three Saturdays are very important for connections of promising three-year-olds that want to make it to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. The $1 million Florida Derby (G1) and the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) will be contested Read Full Story

International Star Takes Over Derby Points Standings

With a victory in the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds International Star guaranteed himself a starting spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby and currently leads the Road to the Derby points standings with 71. Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Miguel Mena, the son of Fusaichi Pegasus saved ground most Read Full Story

Bob Baffert Duo Early Kentucky Derby Favorites

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is no stranger to the Kentucky Derby, a three-time winner of the Run for the Roses. Baffert won the Kentucky Derby back-to-back in 1997 and 1998 with Silver Charm and Real Quiet and again in 2002 with War Emblem. He is looking to end his drought of no Derby Read Full Story

Calculator Wins Sham, Becomes Kentucky Derby Contender

The Peter Miller trained Calculator went into last Saturday’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) winless in four career starts, but that did not stop horseplayers from making the colt the betting favorite and the colt did not disappoint. Despite racing wide throughout, the colt drew clear in the stretch to win by 4 ¼ lengths, returning Read Full Story

Los Alamitos Futurity May Produce Early Kentucky Derby Favorite

The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, Dec. 20, with juveniles squaring off in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) at 1 1/16 miles. The race is worth 10 points to the winner in the Road to the Derby series of races, with four points to the runner up, two Read Full Story

Despite Loss Carpe Diem Slight Favorite for 2015 Kentucky Derby

The Todd Pletcher trained Carpe Diem is the early favorite in 2015 Kentucky Derby betting despite coming up short as the 9/5 betting choice in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita on November 1. The Juvenile was won by longshot Texas Red, who went from last to first, drawing away to Read Full Story

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