On To The Preakness

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has said that Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner AUTHENTIC as well as his other (late-scratch) Derby entrant THOUSAND WORDS are ready to move on to Maryland for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course. AUTHENTIC became Baffert’s record-tying sixth Derby Winner on September 5th with a 1 ¼-length Victory over Belmont Stakes (G1) Winner TIZ … Continue reading On To The Preakness

Very AUTHENTIC Kentucky Derby

In an unprecedented year such as this one, it should come as no surprise that the 146th Kentucky Derby was marked by stunning twists and turns as AUTHENTIC upset TIZ THE LAW last Saturday to give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby Triumph. Baffert equaled a mark set by Ben Jones that was once thought to be unattainable. “Here we are, … Continue reading Very AUTHENTIC Kentucky Derby

Derby Picks

Since we last posted on Wednesday one of the entered horses has been scratched. Due to a fever #6 KING GUILLERMO will not run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. So just seventeen horses will take to the gate for the 146th edition of The Run For The Roses. The Derby is race #14, the final contest of the day at Churchill Downs, with a scheduled Post … Continue reading Derby Picks

The Derby Field

TIZ THE LAW enters Saturday’s $3 million dollar Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs as the overwhelming favorite — a deserved honor, given his talents and accomplishments along what was a strange 3-year-old Derby Trail. Upsets do occur in this race, although the points era has made surprise long shot Winners almost non-existent except for COUNTRY HOUSE last year. (And that Win was via a controversial … Continue reading The Derby Field

Home Town Hero

Saturday is the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. This year the Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports will be the quietest Derby in history. Thanks to covid-19 there will be no spectators on the grounds at fabled Churchill Downs when the horses turn for home and the track announcer bellows- AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME! But the Daily Racing Blog wants to make … Continue reading Home Town Hero

The Derby Can Be Very Profitable

Year in and year out, there is no better Wagering opportunity then the Kentucky Derby. In a 20-horse field, recent Grade 1 Winners can get away at double-digit odds, and exotic payoffs are often through the roof. Even with TIZ THE LAW looming as one of the heaviest Derby favorites in recent memory, endless money-making possibilities exist. Recently the best horses have found ways to win … Continue reading The Derby Can Be Very Profitable

No More Auxiliary Gate

In years past riding the rail in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs was a harrowing experience for the horse that draws Post Position Number one. But not this year, thanks to a new, 20-horse starting gate that will make its debut next week. “The rail horse won’t be crunched right down on the inside,” said Jamie Richardson, track superintendent at Churchill Downs. “Depending on … Continue reading No More Auxiliary Gate

No Spectators At The Derby

Churchill Downs has recanted an earlier decision, and will no longer allow fans at the 146th Kentucky Derby, though the storied horse race will be run. In an about-face, Churchill Downs announced on Friday that it is not allowing fans because of growing concerns about how to keep a crowd safe, even with social distancing rules in place, during the growing coronavirus pandemic.  “Churchill Downs and all … Continue reading No Spectators At The Derby

Derby Horse & Rider…Maybe

In a normal year, jockeys would be hard-pressed to miss their flights to Louisville for a chance to ride in the Kentucky Derby. Obviously, 2020 (dumpster fire) has been anything but a normal year, with the coronavirus pandemic pushing the Run for the Roses back to September 5th and drawing up jockey travel restrictions all around the United States. Last week, Churchill Downs announced that … Continue reading Derby Horse & Rider…Maybe