Some Triple Crown Reading

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

Oats Of Derby Knowledge.

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.

Kentucky Derby Scratches

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

Pletcher Barn Ready For Churchill

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

Beginners Guide To The Derby

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

Who Wins The Wood ?

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 ?

The Wood Memorial

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

Three Big Preps On Saturday

The Derby door of opportunity is still ajar, but time is running out. There are three major preps this Saturday each offering 100 points to the Winning horse, which virtually locks down a spot in the gate on May 7th. Here then, the big three this weekend: THE WOOD MEMORIAL STAKES New York’s premier Kentucky Derby prep race is contested at 1 1/8 miles (9 … Continue reading Three Big Preps On Saturday

Who Wins The Arkansas Derby?

The $1.25 million, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park offers Kentucky Derby contenders the opportunity to compete for the top-level points (100-40-20-10) at a distance of a 1 1/8 miles. With the Run for the Roses less than six weeks away, this will be the last chance for the horses in this field to gather Derby qualifying points. There will be an urgency about Winning points … Continue reading Who Wins The Arkansas Derby?

Fillies, Preps, & The Derby

By 1988, D. Wayne Lukas had established himself as one of America’s top trainers. The Kentucky Derby, however, had eluded him; he had not yet Won it despite having 12 starters since 1981. WINNING COLORS by being Victorious in the 1988 Santa Anita Oaks, established herself as a Derby prospect. She crushed the competition in a dominant gate-to-wire performance in the Oaks Winning by eight lengths. … Continue reading Fillies, Preps, & The Derby