The Road to the Kentucky Derby will take a big turn on Saturday with the running of the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. Two hundred Kentucky Derby qualification points are up for grabs in the 1 3/16-mile race, divided in 100-40-30-20-10 fashion among the first five finishers. The Winner is all but guaranteed a spot in the Derby starting gate, and the … Continue reading Louisiana Derby; Let History Be Your Guide
The road to the Kentucky Derby via Fairgrounds reaches its end on Saturday with the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. The entrants will travel 1 3/16 miles in this race, making the Louisiana Derby the longest Derby prep. The Louisiana Derby is one of the oldest Derby prep races, first held back in 1894. Since 1973, the race has been run as a Grade 2, … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Historical Winners
The Grade 3, $400,000 dollar Tampa Bay Derby is Saturday. It is the second of two official prep races at Tampa Bay Downs on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/16-mile race has a full field of twelve 3-year-olds who will compete for the 50-20-15-10-5 points that go to the top five finishers that are eligible. Here’s a look at those entrants. 1. LORD … Continue reading Who Wins The Tampa Bay Derby ?
The Road to the Kentucky Derby heads south this Saturday to Tampa Bay Downs, which hosts the $400,000, Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. In addition to the lucrative purse, this 1 1/16-mile race has a total of 100 Derby qualifying points up for grabs, with 50 going to the Winner, 20 to 2nd, 15 to 3rd, 10 to 4th, and 5 to 5th. The Tampa Bay Derby was first held in … Continue reading The Tampa Bay Derby
The Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain Of Youth Stakes is Saturday. It is the second of three official prep races at Gulfstream Park on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth offers a total of 100 qualifying points for Derby 149, distributed to the top five finishers on a 50-20-15-10-5 basis. Here is a look at the field for this year’s edition of … Continue reading Who Wins The Fountain Of Youth ?
The Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park is an important stop on the Road To The Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/16-mile race with a storied history has long ranked as one of the most important Triple Crown preps. Thirteen horses have used the Fountain of Youth as a springboard to success on the first Saturday in May. Can the rich history of the Fountain of … Continue reading Fountain Of Youth Trends
The Fountain Of Youth Stakes (G2) is Saturday at Gulfstream Park. SPECTACULAR BID, BET TWICE, FORTY NINER, THUNDER GULCH and ORB are just a few of the decorated Champions of this historic Kentucky Derby prep race. First run in 1945 and currently contested over 1 1⁄16 miles, the Fountain of Youth has been producing Derby contenders for generations. SPECTACLAR BID (1979), THUNDER GULCH (1995), and ORB (2013) … Continue reading The Fountain Of Youth Stakes
The Grade 2, $1 million dollar Rebel Stakes on Saturday, is the third of four official prep races at Oaklawn Park on The Road To The Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/16-mile race has attracted eleven 3-year-olds who will compete for the 50-20-15-10-5 points that go to the top five eligible finishers. 1. VERIFYING [ML 2-1] Trainer: Brad Cox. Jockey: Florent Geroux. Was a debut Winner at Saratoga … Continue reading Who Wins The Rebel Stakes ?
This Saturday is the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event known for producing the occasional Kentucky Derby Winner- SMARTY JONES (2004) and 2015 Triple Crown Winner AMERICAN PHAROAH. History tells us a lot about the Rebel, which along with a $1 million purse, also awards Kentucky Derby qualification points to the top five finishers on a 50-20-15-10-5 basis. Looking over the last 10-15 editions reveals … Continue reading Trends That Tend To Win The Rebel
The Road to the Kentucky Derby passes through Arkansas on Saturday, as the million dollar, Grade 2 Rebel Stakes takes place at Oaklawn Park. A competitive field is expected to line up for this 1 1/16 mile contest. Along with purse money the Winner will also earn 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The race was inaugurated in 1961 as the Rebel Handicap, and was changed … Continue reading Rebel Stakes Historic Talent