Author Archives: Tennessee Leduc

Born in Summersville Kentucky, Tennessee is an impassioned fan of horse racing, women, civilized debauchery, and... mint juleps. He writes, he reads, he listens, but above all he experiences the world he lives in.

Top Juveniles Ready for Road to 2015 Kentucky Derby

We are still over eight months away from the 2015 running of the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 2, but it is never too early to start looking for Kentucky Derby horses. The Road to the Kentucky Derby kicks off this fall with several major races, including the Breeders’ Futurity at Read Full Story

Kentucky Derby Contenders Still Rolling Along

The Triple Crown is in the rear-view mirror, but several of the Kentucky Derby contenders from this spring will continue to make a major impact as they begin to face older horses this summer and fall. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome got a short break after his disappointing fourth-place finish in the Belmont Read Full Story

2014 Belmont Stakes: California Chrome Goes for History

It has been 35 years since Affirmed last won the Triple Crown and over the last three decades we have seen a dozen horses show up in New York to attempt to join the elite club, but all have come up short. This year, California Chrome will seek to become an all-time great by sweeping Read Full Story

California Chrome pays off at 2014 Kentucky Derby

California Chrome lived up to all the hype in the 2014 Run for the Roses, opening up a clear lead down the stretch at the race and holding off a late surge by longshot Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 3. Under bright sunshine, Read Full Story

Kentucky Derby Betting: Field Set!

After months of watching stakes racing, following the points leaderboards and fastidiously monitoring the health of various colts, the field for the 2014 Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs is set. Let’s take a look at who’ll be part of the Run for the Roses on Saturday. Coverage of the race starts at 4 PM ET Read Full Story

Latest Derby News: Cairo Prince Out

Things are getting dicey as we draw closer and closer to the biggest date on the annual horse racing calendar, the Kentucky Derby. Horses, trainers and owners continue to jockey for points and positioning, while a number of others are deciding if they want to go to Churchill Downs – or if they’re even healthy Read Full Story

Borel to Ride Ride On Curlin at Derby

What we’re seeing, at least in terms of the latest news and Kentucky Derby odds, is a clearer picture of the horses that have already racked up enough points to qualify for the big day at Churchill Downs. With the race just weeks away, now’s the time to find out all you can about the Read Full Story

Wicked Strong Running for Boston, Albano Out of Kentucky Derby Contenders

We’re now just weeks away from the biggest and most exciting date on the horse racing calendar – the 2014 Kentucky Derby, to be run at Churchill Downs. And, as we’ve seen in years past, the lead-up to the Derby is proving to be nearly as exciting as the big race. A number of colts Read Full Story

Constitution and Vicar’s In Trouble Book Their Derby Spots

With the big race drawing closer and closer, the latest Kentucky Derby betting news is shifting from who might qualify for the field to who’s clinched their spots. With that in mind, let’s take a look at which ponies will be in the mix for the annual Run for the Roses. Constitution and Vicar’s In Read Full Story

Honor Code Out, See Who’s In for 2014 Kentucky Derby

As we draw closer and closer to the annual Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, it’s becoming apparent that the rigors of the Kentucky Derby stakes season is beginning to take its toll. A number of quality colts have pulled up lame, and like in the case of one particular pre-Derby favorite, have been Read Full Story