There is no horse race more iconic in the United States than the Kentucky Derby. A race that has been contested every year without a miss since 1875. Held at Churchill Downs, the prestigious race is the first leg of the Triple Crown and is often considered to be the one race that everyone involved in the sport would like to Win. But where did the … Continue reading Why The Kentucky Derby ?
The Kentucky Derby is less than two weeks away. The potential field of twenty is still unclear, but the likely starters are coming more into focus with each passing day. Word came Saturday that two horses on the points leaderboard were pulled from contention: CONCERT TOUR and CROWDED TRADE, both of whom will now aim toward the May 15th Preakness. Those defections allowed O BESOS and … Continue reading Derby Lineup…For Now
After much anticipation, it’s time for horse racing fans to celebrate a small Victory. On Wednesday, April 14, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a limited number of spectators will be allowed at horse races starting Thursday, April 22nd. This, of course, includes both Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) is looking forward to welcoming back the … Continue reading Toga, Toga, Toga !
The 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby is back where it belongs on the 2021 Triple Crown calendar- the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Churchill to postpone the first jewel of the Triple Crown to September. It marked the first time since 1945 that the race was not held on the first Saturday in May. This year’s Kentucky … Continue reading Derby Fun Facts
The Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away. It is the most watched horse race of the year in the United States, and is widely considered one of the most important sporting events in the country. Yet there are some people who don’t know a whole lot about horse racing or the Triple Crown. And that’s okay, the Daily Racing Blog is here to … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Primer
CONCERT TOUR enters the Grade 1, $1 million dollar Arkansas Derby as a deserving favorite. Though it should be noted, he is not a monster on final times or speed figures, but that monster figure might appear on Saturday. The Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park is Race 12 on a card of 13 with a scheduled Post Time of 7:40. Here then is a look … Continue reading Arkansas Derby Winner…
The Road to the Kentucky Derby winds down on Saturday with the running of the $1 million dollar Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/8 mile historic race boasts an impressive roster of Winners. Highlighted by champions and/or classic Winners AMERICAN PHAROAH, CREATOR, CURLIN, LAWYER RON, AFLEET ALEX, SMARTY JONES, and VICTORY GALLOP just to name a few. If you’re going … Continue reading Arkansas Derby
One year ago Aqueduct Racetrack was closed due to the pandemic and no one knew if, or when, there would be a 2020 Triple Crown. The mood was considerably different Saturday when the Grade 2 Wood Memorial returned after a one-year hiatus. Yes, there were masks affixed and vaccine cards were a badge of honor. But in the paddock at the Big A, life was back to … Continue reading Big Wood…Upset
The $750,000, Grade 2 Wood Memorial is one of the only five remaining qualifying races On The Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby. A field of nine 3-year-olds will go 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct on Saturday looking to pick up points available to the top four finishers (100-40-20-10). It is the 10th race on a card of 11, with a scheduled Post Time of 6:00. Here … Continue reading Who Wins The Wood ?
The last stop on the New York Road to the Kentucky Derby is the $750,000 dollar Wood Memorial Stakes this Saturday at Aqueduct Park. The Wood Memorial is named to honor Eugene D. Wood, a New York State politician and horse racing enthusiast who had been a founder and past president of the old Jamaica Racetrack where the race was run until 1960. A field of … Continue reading The Wood Memorial