All Hail Johnny V

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

Derby Field Part II The Picks Are In.

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.

First Half Of The Derby Field

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

Betting On The Derby

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

Kentucky Derby Winning Trends

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

Why The Kentucky Derby ?

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 ?

Derby Lineup…For Now

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

Derby Fun Facts

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

Kentucky Derby Primer

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

Arkansas Derby Winner…

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…