Off Track at Pimlico Won’t Stop Preakness Favorites

The forecast for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico does not look promising, with a 90% chance of rain, but an off track may play right into the hands of the main contenders in the race. The undefeated Nyquist is the current betting favorite for the Preakness at odds of 4-7 and he has shown Read Full Story

New Shooters Look to End Nyquist’s Triple Crown Bid at Preakness

The undefeated Nyquist is the one to beat in the Preakness Stakes (G1), but there are several interesting new shooters looking to derail his bid to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive. The last six Preakness winners have come out of the Kentucky Derby, the last that did not being the filly Rachel Alexandra in Read Full Story

Mor Spirit Can Give Baffert Fifth Kentucky Derby Victory

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been flying under the radar this week in Louisville, but has a legitimate shot of picking up his fifth Kentucky Derby victory when he saddles Mor Spirit. Baffert first won the Kentucky Derby with Silver Charm in 1997, won the following year with Real Quiet, and again in Read Full Story

Pletcher Seeking to Improve Derby Record with Pair of Contenders

Trainer Todd Pletcher is a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame and has won just about every important race in the United States, but when it comes to the Kentucky Derby (G1), he has trouble getting it done. Pletcher has won over 4,000 races in his career and has won the Eclipse Award for top Read Full Story

Nyquist Seeking to Become Fourth Straight Kentucky Derby Winning Favorite

Can the undefeated Nyquist become the fourth straight betting favorite to win the Kentucky Derby? The Kentucky Derby is considered one of the most wide open betting races in the world, with a field of 20 lightly raced three-year-olds going 1 ¼ miles, but the race has been won by the wagering favorite in each Read Full Story

Longshots With a Chance to Upset in Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is one of best wagering races of the year, with a field of 20 three-year-olds trying to go 1 ¼ miles for the first time in their careers. While the betting favorite has won in each of the last three years, we have seen two of the three biggest upsets in the Read Full Story

Top Three Kentucky Derby Prep Races of 2016

All the preps for this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) are in the books, and the field of 20 is shaping up to be competitive and it’s going to be a great wagering race. There were 34 Road to the Kentucky Derby points races contested, starting last fall at Churchill Downs and ending with the Lexington Read Full Story

Cupid Can Give Baffert Another Shot at Kentucky Derby

Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby has drawn a field of 12 with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert likely to send out the betting favorite for the sixth consecutive year in Cupid. The Hall of Fame trainer won last year’s race with American Pharoah, who went on to win the Triple Crown. This year he Read Full Story

Trio of Preps Can Change Kentucky Derby Landscape

While betting favorites Nyquist and Mohaymen have finished their prep races for the Run for the Roses, three key prep races on Saturday could produce a couple of new contenders. There are three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races on tap, with 100-40-20-10 points up for grabs toward entry into this year’s Kentucky Derby Read Full Story

Nyquist Ships East Seeking Bonus and Respect in Florida Derby

The undefeated juvenile champion of 2015 Nyquist ships east on Saturday looking to regain the role of betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby along with a $1 million bonus for winning the Florida Derby. The colt was perfect in five starts in 2015 and was the early wagering favorite for the Kentucky Derby after his Read Full Story