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Top 5 Worst Kentucky Derby Winners of the 2000s: 2018 Edition

Top 5 Worst Kentucky Derby Winners of the 2000s: 2018 Edition

Monday, 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 of the year, but we all know that a not-so-worthy horse sometimes win a race. Unfortunately, last year’s… Read More

Kentucky Derby Contender: Magnum Moon

Kentucky Derby Contender: Magnum Moon

An undefeated colt sired by Malibu Moon, Magnum Moon is a serious contender for the 144th edition of the Kentucky Derby. With four wins in as many starts, Magnum Moon has beaten the following 3-year olds: Solomini: Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Combatant: Grade 3 Southwest Stakes runner-up Sporting Chance: Grade 1… Read More

Ten First-Year Sires to Watch at Saratoga and Del Mar

Ten First-Year Sires to Watch at Saratoga and Del Mar

The 2-year-old races are a major part of what makes Saratoga and Del Mar so special. The tracks card these races almost daily, and many of the entrants go on to become the stars of the industry. Two years ago, Nyquist won everything that he entered at Del Mar, while… Read More

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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

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

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

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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

Small Preakness Field Embarrassing?

Small Preakness Field Embarrassing?

On Saturday 8 horses will enter the gate for the 140th Preakness Stakes. It’s the smallest field for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness since 2000, when Red Bullet upset Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Many believe this year’s Preakness is a joke. Not a true test given the small number of runners. Embarrassing to… Read More

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