Classic Empire, Always Dreaming Co-Favorites in Early Derby Wagering

With just over a week to go before the first Saturday of May, it’s tough to split Classic Empire and Always Dreaming, the current co-favorites in early wagering for the 143rd Kentucky Derby (G1). Both horses are at odds of 5-1, with Irish War Cry the third choice in early Derby betting at 13-2. Classic Read Full Story

Pletcher has Numbers Looking to Improve on Poor Kentucky Derby Record

Todd Pletcher is the most successful trainer in the game, a winner of the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer seven times and a shoe-in to be voted into the Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Pletcher has been a busy guy in the paddock on the first Saturday of May, saddling 45 runners in the Kentucky Read Full Story

Classic Empire Rebounds with Win at the Arkansas Derby

Classic Empire struck back last Saturday, winning the Arkansas Derby (G1), which stamped his ticket to Louisville as one of the betting favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1). It has been a roller coaster ride for the talented colt, who became a solid early betting favorite for the Run for the Roses after his victory Read Full Story

Always Dreaming Headed to Louisville as Kentucky Derby Favorite

With just one major prep left to be decided, it appears that the Todd Pletcher trained Always Dreaming will head to Louisville as the betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The colt burst on the scene by winning the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in his stakes debut on April Read Full Story

Kentucky Derby Looks Wide Open With Six Major Preps Left

It’s the home stretch on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, with just over a month before the two most exciting minutes in sports and now just six major prep races left to be decided. With some of the major contenders getting upset and a couple of others with minor injury setbacks, who ultimately ends Read Full Story

McCraken Takes Over as Betting Favorite for Kentucky Derby

With just over two months to go before the Kentucky Derby (G1), we have a new betting favorite for the two most exciting minutes in sports. McCraken remained undefeated by taking the Sam F. Davis (G3) in his three-year-old debut, and is now perfect in four career starts and is the 11-2 betting favorite for Read Full Story

Breeders’ Cup Betting Lines: California Chrome Still Atop Odds

With just over two weeks until the action, California Chrome remains the solid betting favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at odds of 21-20. The two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita, featuring 13 races with over $26 million in purses. California Chrome, the Read Full Story

Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds: California Chrome Betting Favorite

The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is the early wagering favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, at betting odds of 3-1. The odds could shift dramatically over the next two weeks, as many of the top contenders for the Classic will be in action Read Full Story

Favored Exaggerator Takes on Dozen Horses in Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator, the Kentucky Derby runner up to Nyquist and the convincing winner of the Preakness Stakes, has not scared too many away, with a dozen foes set to face off with him on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite and is getting bet heavily Read Full Story

Pletcher Duo a Danger to Exaggerator in the Belmont Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a pair of runners looking to upset heavy favorite Exaggerator in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1). The seven-time Eclipse Award winning trainer has not had much luck in the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, just 1 for 46 in the Kentucky Derby and 0 for 8 Read Full Story