The Kentucky Derby is 10 day away. Looking at past trends is one way to put this year’s edition into historical context. It can lead to eye-opening information, or it can be fool’s gold. Trends are often coincidental or muddied by live runners with terrible trips. But if the data pool is big enough, anecdotal information can illuminate a pattern worth knowing. To wit: NEW YORK … Continue reading Empirical Derby Data
The Kentucky Derby is not only the most anticipated, most watched Thoroughbred race in the world but an essential part of American sports culture. The memories made with each Run For The Roses over the passage of time become legend, not only to day-to-day followers of horse racing but to the general public. While the most memorable Derby’s usually involve a heavily-favored horse Winning and thus etching … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Upsets
Not going to Louisville for the Derby this year? Neither is the Daily Racing Blog. So what to do on this festive day of horse racing? Perhaps host your own Kentucky Derby gala. “But how do I throw the perfect Kentucky Derby party?” you may be asking yourself. Excellent question. It just so happens that we have a few ideas for doing just that … ESTABLISH THE … Continue reading Hosting A Kentucky Derby Party
The three races that comprise the historic Triple Crown series of races abounds with stories of both people and horses- names that inspire generations of racing fans to dive into the recounting of the tales of these essential moments. As we get ever closer to the first Saturday in May, why not pass the days leading up to Triple Crown by revisiting the names and faces … Continue reading Some Triple Crown Reading
The Kentucky Derby was first held in 1875 and ranks as the longest continuously held major sporting event in the United States. This year will mark the 148th edition of the Run For The Roses, which had been held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs every year since 1946 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the race in 2020 until September 5th. There is … Continue reading Oats Of Derby Knowledge.
FORBIDDEN KINGDOM and CLASSIC CAUSEWAY, who both finished last in major prep races in the past 10 days, will not race in 2022 Kentucky Derby. Trainer Richard Mandella said FORBIDDEN KINGDOM would be sent to an equine hospital Monday, two days after he set the pace as the favorite only to fade to the back of the six-horse field in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. “We … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Scratches
Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will look to secure his third Kentucky Derby (G1) Win after MO DONEGAL punched his ticket to the Run For The Roses with a neck score in the Wood Memorial (G2) last Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. MO DONEGAL, with Joel Rosario up, rallied up the rail through the final turn before angling outside of pacesetter EARLY VOTING to secure the … Continue reading Pletcher Barn Ready For Churchill
If you’ve opened this story you’re probably interested in the Kentucky Derby but might not know a whole lot about horse racing or the Triple Crown. No worries, the Daily Racing Blog is here to help. The Kentucky Derby 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. … Continue reading Beginners Guide To The Derby
Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial provides the final east coast opportunity for the 2022 Kentucky Derby contenders to reap qualifying points for the Run For The Roses, which is just a month away. The 1 1/8-mile event at Aqueduct will offer points to the top four finishers at the highest level of 100-40-20-10. The race is slated as race eight on a card of eleven, … Continue reading Who Wins The Wood ?
On Saturday, Aqueduct Park will host its signature race and the final stop on the New York road to the Kentucky Derby. A field of eight 3-year-olds will do battle in the $750,000, Grade 2 Wood Memorial Stakes. A total of 170 Derby qualifying points are on the line, with the Winner receiving 100 points, the runner-up getting 40, the 3rd-place finisher earning 20, and the 4th-place … Continue reading The Wood Memorial