2016 Kentucky Derby News

Breeders’ Cup Betting Lines: California Chrome Still Atop Odds

With just over two weeks until the action, California Chrome remains the solid betting favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at odds of 21-20. The two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita, featuring 13 races with over $26 million in purses. California Chrome, the Read Full Story

Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds: California Chrome Betting Favorite

The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is the early wagering favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, at betting odds of 3-1. The odds could shift dramatically over the next two weeks, as many of the top contenders for the Classic will be in action Read Full Story

Favored Exaggerator Takes on Dozen Horses in Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator, the Kentucky Derby runner up to Nyquist and the convincing winner of the Preakness Stakes, has not scared too many away, with a dozen foes set to face off with him on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite and is getting bet heavily Read Full Story

Pletcher Duo a Danger to Exaggerator in the Belmont Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a pair of runners looking to upset heavy favorite Exaggerator in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1). The seven-time Eclipse Award winning trainer has not had much luck in the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, just 1 for 46 in the Kentucky Derby and 0 for 8 Read Full Story

Exaggerator No Lock in Belmont Stakes with Race Set for June 11

Exaggerator ended Nyquist’s Triple Crown bid with an impressive victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and now heads to New York as the heavy favorite for the Belmont Stakes (G1), but the colt certainly is no lock to win. The colt is currently the 11-10 betting favorite for the third jewel of the Triple Crown, Read Full Story

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