Derby Riders

As previously mentioned, the field for the 2019 Kentucky Derby is complete.  Only an injury to a horse or apathy by the human connections will alter the Top Twenty qualifiers set to compete in America’s Greatest Race. This is the only race in our country with a 20-horse field, and that provides unique opportunities for bettors.  Historically, payoffs in all Exotic Wagers as well as … Continue reading Derby Riders

Projected Derby Odds

OMAHA BEACH has Won back-to-back Prep Races leading up to the 2019 Kentucky Derby.  Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has decided to ride this Richard Mandella trained horse over Santa Anita Derby Winner (and KD entrant) ROADSTER.  With those factors in place it can safely be projected that OMAHA BEACH will be the Morning Line Favorite for the May 4th race at Churchill Downs. This years Run … Continue reading Projected Derby Odds

The 2019 Derby Field

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away.  Saturday’s Arkansas Derby was the last of the KD qualifying races, so by virtue of points earned, the field of twenty is set for the first Saturday in May. Here then, are this years contestants for the annual Run For The Roses.  They are listed in order of points earned, along with their trainer, and career … Continue reading The 2019 Derby Field

Arkansas Derby…Going To The Country

Saturday’s Grade 1, Million Dollar Arkansas Derby marks the last chance for this field of eleven 3-year-olds to qualify for the 2019 Kentucky Derby as they try to get a piece of the 100-40-20-10 spread of points available to the Top 4 finishers.  It appears that this year, it will require a record number of points to qualify for the May 4th Run For The Roses, and that … Continue reading Arkansas Derby…Going To The Country

Answer In The Form Of A Question

As part of the final wave of qualifying races for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes carries qualifying points on a 100-40-20-10 scale, awarded to the top four finishers. This race has a field of 11, of which only TACITUS and HAIKAL have already secured enough points to start in the KD on the first Saturday in May.  Here is a full-field analysis … Continue reading Answer In The Form Of A Question

The Wood Field

The 2019 WOOD MEMORIAL STAKES is one of three Prep Races this weekend offering major qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.  It is the final Derby Prep in New York.  This Grade 2 contest awards KD points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 scale, guaranteeing the Winner and possibly the runner-up a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate on May fourth. … Continue reading The Wood Field