Derby Winner Justify Scaring off Foes in Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify will be heading to Baltimore next week for the second jewel of the Triple Crown and is scaring off most of his competition. The field for the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico next Saturday could end up small, with Justify a short-priced favorite at 2-5. Of the 19 foes he Read Full Story

Good Magic Getting Overlooked in Kentucky Derby Betting

While Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Justify (7-2) and UAE Derby (G2) winner Mendelssohn (4-1) are getting most of the attention in the betting for the 144th Kentucky Derby, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champ is getting overlooked. Good Magic won the Juvenile last fall at Del Mar while still a maiden, pulling off Read Full Story

Live Longshots on Betting Lines for Kentucky Oaks Day

The fun starts on Friday at Churchill Downs as over 100,000 will head out to the track a day before the Run for the Roses to wager on an outstanding 13-race betting card. The highlight of the day is the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1), which drew a full field of 14 three-year-old fillies. The Read Full Story

Top 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders Looking to End Apollo Curse

If you are following the Kentucky Derby in 2018 then you have heard the Apollo Curse bandied about probably more than you care for. Apollo was the 1882 Kentucky Derby winner and he is the last to have won the Run for the Roses without having at least one start as a two-year-old. Since 1937 Read Full Story

Justify and Mendelssohn Atop 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds

With just a day before the post position draw for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, Justify and Mendelssohn share the role as the betting favorite for the race at a line of 4-1 on the 2018 Kentucky Derby odds. Justify is undefeated in three career starts, winning the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in Read Full Story

Euro Invaders for 2018 Kentucky Derby Getting Attention

Horses coming in from overseas have a miserable record in the Kentucky Derby (G1), but the two coming over this year are getting plenty of attention, although for far different reasons. Mendelssohn ran huge winning the UAE Derby (G2) and has already made a start in the U.S. and appears to be a contender on Read Full Story

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