Kentucky Derby & Bourbon

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced on Monday that Churchill Downs Racetrack has renewed its relationship Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon. The agreement ensures that Woodford Reserve will be the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby through 2027. Woodford Reserve has been the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby since 1999 and the presenting sponsor for the past four years. “We are thrilled to welcome back Woodford Reserve … Continue reading Kentucky Derby & Bourbon

Fun & Profit With Superfectas

The Superfecta might look like an imposing wager.  Especially if you struggle to hit an Exacta – where you need to predict just the first two finishers – it’s understandable to think that picking the first four finishers in order as an impossible dream. The feared Superfecta can actually have a strategic role in your wagering, largely because of its minimal cost.  With a 10-cent minimum wager … Continue reading Fun & Profit With Superfectas

Prep Season Schedule

As we previously wrote, it was in 2013 that the Kentucky Derby prep races were officially bundled under the banner of The Road To The Kentucky Derby. Otherwise referred to (fondly) as the Derby Trail. The introduction of the prep series has led to a much easier guideline for both horsemen and horse racing fans. The Derby Trail also allows for more focused promotion of hopefuls targeting … Continue reading Prep Season Schedule

Prep Amendments

In our previous column we wrote about Kentucky Derby Prep races and the point system used to gain entry in order to run on the first Saturday in May. Well, we forgot to mention the minor adjustments that were made to said system last September. Churchill Downs Racetrack officials made slight modifications to the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Points will now be awarded to … Continue reading Prep Amendments

2023 Kentucky Derby (Never Too Early)

As the two-year-old racing season concludes, the road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby is open and traffic will get a bit heavier as the Prep Races begin in earnest.   If you’re new to horse racing you might have questions about how all of this works.  Well wonder no more, the Daily Racing Blog is here to help.  Here is a basic overview about qualifying for the Run for the Roses. … Continue reading 2023 Kentucky Derby (Never Too Early)

2022 Racing In Review

The 2022 horse racing season is coming to a close. There is certainly much to look back on, but for the sake of brevity and attention span, we’ll limit our trip down memory lane to a four race sprint. THE KENTUCKY DERBY: A horse acquired for a claiming tag is not supposed to go on to Win the Kentucky Derby. In fact, no one had done … Continue reading 2022 Racing In Review

Mother/Trainer History Maker ?

As 2022 comes to a close, Brittany Russell is looking to make history. The Laurel Park-based trainer has already reached career highs with 442 starters, 98 Wins and $4.3 million dollars in purse earnings. She became just the fourth woman to Win a meet title in Maryland at the spring meet at Laurel. It just so happened the mother of two clinched that honor on … Continue reading Mother/Trainer History Maker ?

Right Down Santa Claus Lane

SANTA CLAUS (foaled in 1961) was a British-bred Irish trained race-horse and sire.  As a three year-old in 1964 the dark-coated bay stallion had his best year on the turf.  There is no doubt that, back in the day, SANTA CLAUS brought a lot of joy to the older boys and girls that believed in him. His most notable achievements were Winning the Irish 200 Guineas Stakes, … Continue reading Right Down Santa Claus Lane

West Coast Racing

The holiday season annually brings west coast racing fans a gift they might actually want – albeit a day late, so let’s call it horse racing’s version of Boxing Day in southern California. On December 26th Santa Anita Park begins its winter racing season. The track celebrates its traditional post-Christmas opening day, which marks the start of a new season of racing at the Arcadia … Continue reading West Coast Racing