Kentucky Derby Winner MEDINA SPIRIT failed a postrace drug test. The colt’s blood sample was found to be in violation of the state’s medication protocols for racehorses. Trainer Bob Baffert said his horse tested positive for the steroid betamethasone. Rules in the state of Kentucky limits the use of the steroid to 14 days or more before a race. Any level of detection on race … Continue reading Derby Disqualification ?
The Preakness Stakes has been around for 146 years. Yet it has the vibe of a modern event. The combination of horse racing and live music had given it a festival feeling. The Preakness had become one of the biggest parties of the spring since the inception of InfieldFest in 2010, which combines a two-day-long music festival with some of the best horse racing in … Continue reading The Preakness
Entering the Kentucky Derby MEDINA SPIRIT had two Wins and three 2nd place finishes. His speed as well as his connections made him out to be a solid competitor- on paper. However back-to-back races in which he was well-beaten made him difficult to back as a Win contender. MEDINA SPIRIT seemed like a horse that could run a solid race – because he always shows … Continue reading Funky Colt Medina
A mere ten years ago the racing world wondered if the two-time Eclipse Award-Winning rider John Velazquez would break through and Win his first Kentucky Derby. Now the question is, how many more Victories will the four-time Derby Winner earn? There may be younger jockeys who Win more races day in and day out, but there is no current rider who is better in a big race … Continue reading All Hail Johnny V
Here is the second half of this year’s Derby field of twenty 11. DYNAMIC ONE [ML 20-1] Jockey: Jose Ortiz. Trainer: Todd Pletcher. The third Pletcher runner in the field, and this guy was handled with plenty of patience by his trainer. He faced tough fields in his early Maiden races. In the Wood Memorial, he made a strong closing move, took the lead in … Continue reading Derby Field Part II The Picks Are In.
There is only one Kentucky Derby, and it is the only race in our country with a 20-horse field. That large field provides unique opportunities for American bettors with payoffs in all exotic wagers, both vertical and horizontal, being unusually large. Here is a closer look at the first ten of twenty. 1. KNOWN AGENDA [ML 6-1] Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Trainer: Todd Pletcher. He … Continue reading First Half Of The Derby Field
One good tip for betting on Kentucky Derby Day is to give yourself a budget and stick with it. Don’t overextend yourself. Also, don’t be afraid to take a chance. So what if the horse that shares the same first name as your cousin from Greene has 65-1 odds? If you like it, put some money down. What if that horse Wins? That said, here is a … Continue reading Betting On The Derby
There is not a horse race in North America — or perhaps the world — that receives more annual scrutiny than the renowned Kentucky Derby. Referred to as The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports, the Kentucky Derby has 20 lightly raced 3-year-old Thoroughbreds battling against each other for horse-racing supremacy on the first Saturday in May. More often than not, history does repeat itself in … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Winning Trends
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