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

Derby Hopefuls Line up at Fair Grounds, Meydan in Key Preps

Two key prep races for the Kentucky Derby are on tap on Saturday, the $2 million UAE Derby (G2) at Meydan in Dubai and the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Both races offer up 100-40-20-10 points toward entry into the Run for the Roses. The UAE Derby drew a Read Full Story

Mohaymen Looks to Keep Status as Kentucky Derby Betting Favorite

Undefeated in four career starts, Mohaymen is looking to keep his status as the early betting favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) when he takes on a field of five in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The Kiaran McLaughlin trained son of Tapit, who was purchased for $2.2 Read Full Story

Breeders’ Cup Classic Gets Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

The Breeders’ Cup has been around since 1984 and American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner this year since 1978, so history is in the making at Keeneland on Oct. 31. This year’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will feature a Triple Crown winner for the first time, making it the most anticipated Breeders’ Read Full Story

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Eyes Breeders’ Cup Classic

We waited nearly four decades but finally witnessed history as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The brilliant colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes by a combined 13 ½ lengths and joined an exclusive club with just 12 members. Some expected him to be whisked off Read Full Story