Check out all the latest podcasts including Blinkers Off and The Magic Mike Show
Check out all the big upcoming stakes races
HOT SPRINGS, AR – Team Valor International and WinStar Farm’s Gouverneur Morris will attempt to make good on the tremendous promise that he showed as a juvenile in Saturday’s 1st division of the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
Gouverneur Morris debuted to great aplomb on Labor Day at Saratoga and won by 9 lengths in the slop, then finished second in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. The Constitution colt waited until Valentine’s Day to return to the track and the winner’s circle in an allowance/optional claiming event at Tampa Bay Downs.
Gouverneur Morris is one of four runners in the field to have already traversed this 1 1/8-mile distance, as he finished fourth in the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park last time out. Trainer Todd Pletcher has won the Arkansas Derby more than any other trainer, doing so five times (2000, 2001, 2013, 2014, and 2018).
The Arkansas Derby is a Kentucky Derby (G1) prep race awarding a total of 170 points to the top four finishers. The winner will receive 100 points, with 40 going to second, 20 to third, and 10 to fourth.
Here is the full field for the 1st division of the Arkansas Derby (click on each horse’s name to read an exclusive preview):
The Racing Dudes take a closer look and dish out… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview & give their tickets… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys discuss the latest updates for… Read More
Aaron and Papa Dude go through their brackets in a… Read More
The Racing Dudes preview and give picks for Saturday’s $400,000… Read More
The Lecomte Stakes (G3) winner Instant Coffee drew post 2… Read More
Welcome to the 2023 Kentucky Derby Rankings! Each week leading… Read More
While Pretty Mischievous is the currently leader on Aaron’s Top… Read More
The Kenny McPeek-trained Hayes Strike hit the stretch and kicked… Read More
Looking to cash in big?
Sign up for exclusive 10% discount on orders, plus be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!