2017 Kentucky Derby News

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

Classic Empire the Early Betting Favorite for the Belmont Stakes

There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance but the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 10 is setting up to be a competitive affair, with Classic Empire the early betting favorite at 2-1. The 2016 juvenile champion had a tough trip in a fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and then was run Read Full Story

Classic Empire Has the Best Shot of an Upset in the Preakness Stakes

A field of 10 line up on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, with Always Dreaming seeking to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive after an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) two weeks ago. The Todd Pletcher trainee is at odds of 4-5 to win the second jewel of the Triple Read Full Story

Newcomers Try to Knock Off Derby Champ Always Dreaming in Preakness

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming landed in Baltimore as the heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) and he will face four foes he already beat in Louisville and five newcomers to the Triple Crown scene. Derby winners have fared quite well in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, winning 10 of the Read Full Story

Derby Champ Always Dreaming Heavy Favorite for Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming will be sent off as the heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) next Saturday and could face as many as 10 foes in the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. The Todd Pletcher trainee is currently at odds of 10-12 and if those odds hold up the Read Full Story

Rain Could Affect the Running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday

Mother Nature is making her presence felt at Churchill Downs, with Friday’s Kentucky Oaks card hampered by a sloppy track and a yielding turf course, and there could be more of the same on Saturday for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The forecast for Saturday is for cloudy skies and occasional showers with Read Full Story