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

Lucky Player Gets Road to Kentucky Derby Off and Running

We are still over 220 days away from the 2015 Run for the Roses, but the Road to the Kentucky Derby officially got underway on Sept. 6 with Lucky Player earning 10 points toward a starting spot in the Churchill Downs gate with his upset victory in the $100,000 Iroquois. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the Read Full Story

Top Juveniles Ready for Road to 2015 Kentucky Derby

We are still over eight months away from the 2015 running of the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 2, but it is never too early to start looking for Kentucky Derby horses. The Road to the Kentucky Derby kicks off this fall with several major races, including the Breeders’ Futurity at Read Full Story

Kentucky Derby Contenders Still Rolling Along


The Triple Crown is in the rear-view mirror, but several of the Kentucky Derby contenders from this spring will continue to make a major impact as they begin to face older horses this summer and fall. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome got a short break after his disappointing fourth-place finish in the Belmont Read Full Story

2014 Belmont Stakes: California Chrome Goes for History

It has been 35 years since Affirmed last won the Triple Crown and over the last three decades we have seen a dozen horses show up in New York to attempt to join the elite club, but all have come up short. This year, California Chrome will seek to become an all-time great by sweeping Read Full Story

California Chrome pays off at 2014 Kentucky Derby

California Chrome lived up to all the hype in the 2014 Run for the Roses, opening up a clear lead down the stretch at the race and holding off a late surge by longshot Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 3. Under bright sunshine, Read Full Story

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