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Kentucky Derby Preview: Essential Quality Aims to Stay Perfect

Kentucky Derby Preview: Essential Quality Aims to Stay Perfect

LOUISVILLE, KY – Doesn’t it feel nice getting back to normal? While race officials did the best they could under enormous scrutiny last year, the Kentucky Derby (G1) isn’t the same when it’s not on the first Saturday in May, but we’re back on schedule in 2021! The major storyline… Read More

Essential Quality Draws Post 14, Named 2/1 Favorite for Kentucky Derby

Essential Quality Draws Post 14, Named 2/1 Favorite for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY – Godolphin homebred Essential Quality drew post 14 and was named the 2/1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The undefeated Brad Cox trainee will attempt to join Street Sense and Nyquist as the third Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champion to… Read More

Kentucky Derby Contenders Pedigree Analysis: Highly Motivated

Kentucky Derby Contenders Pedigree Analysis: Highly Motivated

With the Kentucky Derby (G1) less than 1 week away, this is my last analyst of the top contenders’ pedigrees for Kentucky Derby 147. This week’s subject: Highly Motivated The Klaravich Stables homebred enters the Kentucky Derby with a career record of 5-2-2-1 and wiill try to give trainer Chad Brown… Read More

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Why We HATE Your Kentucky Derby Pick – 2021 Edition

Why We HATE Your Kentucky Derby Pick – 2021 Edition

Do you have your Kentucky Derby (G1) horse picked? Guess what: we hate him! If you get on Twitter, Facebook, or any horse racing message board, then you know where this is going. Every handicapper is in the process of telling you why your horse can’t win the Kentucky Derby.… Read More

Midnight Bourbon Drills Bullet Work at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

Midnight Bourbon Drills Bullet Work at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY – On a brisk Monday morning in Louisville, Winchell Thorougbreds’ multiple graded stakes-placed colt Midnight Bourbon continued his serious preparation for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with a swift 5-furlong move in :59.80, the fastest of 13 horses at the distance. Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, Midnight… Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contenders Helium, Mandaloun Work at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby Contenders Helium, Mandaloun Work at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, KY – With 3 weeks remaining until the first Saturday in May, the preparation for the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) continued to heat up at Churchill Downs, where Juddmonte Farm’s Mandaloun cruised 5 furlongs in :58.80 and D J Stable’s Helium clipped 5/8… Read More

Known Agenda Charges Ahead In Florida Derby

Known Agenda Charges Ahead In Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – St. Elias Stable homebred Known Agenda charged ahead toward Louisville with an impressive victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby Presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Known Agenda broke from post 5 under Irad Ortiz Jr. as the 5/1 third… Read More

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