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The 5 Worst Derby Winners of the 2000s

The 5 Worst Derby Winners of the 2000s

Yesterday, we listed the five best Kentucky Derby winners of the 2000s. Today, let’s look at the worst. It’s hard to make a list like this because they did win the biggest race in the country, but we all know that a not-so-worthy horse will sometimes win a race. I had… Read More

Top 5 Longshots I NEVER Saw Coming

Top 5 Longshots I NEVER Saw Coming

We all have our favorite longshots…longshots make the game so great!  They can be both a good or bad thing.  Sometimes you have the longshot on your ticket and your payday is unimaginable.  Although, sometimes they kill you…and ruin your day.  Either way one thing is for sure: You never forget… Read More

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 3

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 3

The final piece of the 2016 Kentucky Derby pace puzzle has come together with the post-position draw now complete. The post positions are of utmost importance in charting out how the race will unfold as they make the long run into the first turn of the Churchill Downs stretch. With… Read More

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The Worst 5 Derby Winners of the 2000’s

The Worst 5 Derby Winners of the 2000’s

We did the five best Kentucky Derby winners of the 00’s yesterday…now lets move on to the worst.  It’s always hard to make a list like this because lets face it they did win the biggest race in the country!  However, we all know sometimes a horse will win that might… Read More

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 2

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 2

“Pace makes the race” is not just a catch phrase.  Pace is one of the most important factors in handicapping a horse race.  The speed at which a race is run early can determine the likelihood of a winner based on his or her running style. In this year’s Kentucky… Read More

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 1

Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis: Part 1

The puzzle of handicapping the Kentucky Derby is a complex riddle wrapped inside an enigma, but the axioms that build the fundamentals of handicapping still apply in this unique race. The four pillars of handicapping (Class, Speed, Form and Pace) still need to be examined to determine the Derby contenders… Read More

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Oaklawn Park Barn Notes: Hall of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel to Retire

Oaklawn Park Barn Notes: Hall of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel to Retire

Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel has retired, effectively immediately, his agent, Larry Melancon, confirmed Wednesday morning at Oaklawn. Borel, Oaklawn’s leading rider in 1995 and 2001, couldn’t be reached for comment and no reason was given for the retirement. He was named on seven horses the next three racing days… Read More

Racing Dudes Kentucky Derby Handicapping Challenge Rules

After a couple weeks off, the Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge is back in a big way! That’s right, it’s Derby week and we are doing it big. As you probably know, we typically would select 10 races from around the country and offer up a little handicapping challenge to anyone interested.… Read More

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