Pletcher is Loaded with Four 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Todd Pletcher will be the busiest trainer in the paddock on the first Saturday of May, sending out four top contenders for the 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1). His barn accounted for four major Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race victories and the trainer is seeking to win back to back Run for the Roses Read Full Story

Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders Looking to Buck History

With less than four weeks until the Kentucky Derby (G1), horseplayers have bet down two top contenders that will need to buck history if they expect to be donned with roses on the first Saturday of May. Can Justify or Mendelssohn overcome trends that say they can’t win on the first Saturday of May? The Read Full Story

My Boy Jack Leads Field of 10 in Louisiana Derby

The Road to the Kentucky Derby goes back through the Bayou on Saturday with a field of 10 lining up for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) led by the likely betting favorite My Boy Jack. At stake are 100-40-20-10 points toward entry into the Run for the Roses. The winner stamps a ticket to Read Full Story

Justify Makes Move in Kentucky Derby Odds After Sunday Win

There were three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races on Saturday, but the buzz horse coming out of the weekend competed on Sunday in an allowance race. The Bob Baffert trained Justify did not make his debut until Feb. 18 at Santa Anita but turned heads, rolling to a 9½ length victory and earning Read Full Story

Mourinho Takes Plunge in 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds After Win

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby (G1) four times including in 2015 with American Pharoah, who went on to win the Triple Crown, and he has another good shot in 2018. The Baffert trained Mourinho captured Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park, picking up 10 Road to the Kentucky Read Full Story

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to Determine Early Favorite for Kentucky Derby

Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar will determine the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby next spring, and all eyes are on a talented colt by the name of Bolt d’Oro. The undefeated colt is currently the 6-5 early betting favorite for the Juvenile, and a victory on Saturday will have Read Full Story

Bolt d’Oro Solid Favorite for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Kentucky Derby

Of the 13 races coming up during the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Nov. 3-4, one of the shortest priced favorites will be in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Bolt d’Oro has solidified himself as the top two-year-old in training, perfect in three career starts with a pair of Grade 1 wins already Read Full Story

Triple Crown Winners Set for Showdown in Travers at Saratoga

For the first time since 1982, this year’s $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday features the winners of each of this spring’s Triple Crown races. Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming, Preakness Stakes (G1) champ Cloud Computing and Belmont Stakes (G1) victor Tapwrit will square off in the 1 ¼ mile event Read Full Story

Pletcher Seeks Third Belmont Stakes Win With Patch, Tapwrit

Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out a pair of top contenders in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Both Patch and Tapwrit are worth a look on Saturday as Pletcher seeks his third win in the biggest race run in the Big Apple all year. Pletcher saddled Rags to Riches to victory Read Full Story

Epicharis Looking to Win the Belmont Stakes for Japan

This year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 10 has a little international intrigue, as the Japan-based Epicharis is making the trip to the Big Apple and is getting some early betting action for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. The colt is the co-second choice in early Belmont Stakes betting at 5-1 along with Read Full Story