Upon the conclusion of Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Sunday evening, the mutuel field of “All Other” three-year-olds proved most popular at 5-1 (with $33,029.72 in the gross win pool). That would yield a $12.40 payout for a $2 wager, if none of the 23 named interests turns out to...|
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Star three-year-old filly Unique Bella was sure to be heavily favored in the season’s one and only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW), but even an 8-5 morning line proved too high. Bettors piled on, sending $21,718.72 of the $56,337.32 gross win pool her way, until she closed as the even-money...|
We were packed with action this weekend, starting at Saratoga on Feb. 23. We offered four contenders for the exotics, focusing on the superfecta. The race favorite (not included in our quartet) won. We had the second horse, Bye Bye Michelle ($3.00, $2.50) for a $13.00 exacta, and the show horse,...|
The Risen Star Stakes not only kicks off the Kentucky Derby Championship Series but also anchors a 6-stakes card among 12 races today at Fair Grounds. As part of that stakes six pack in which five of the added-money events are graded, TwinSpires.com is putting up 3-million points for those who...|
Fair Grounds will offer six stakes races Saturday, including the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) and $200,000 Rachel Alexandra (G2) for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks hopefuls, and players at TwinSpires.com have the opportunity to split 3 million TSC Elite points by wagering at least $150 on all of...|
What does the Kentucky Derby points picture look like as we enter the Championship Prep Season? by Alastair Bull The preps are all done. Now is when the serious championship qualification races for the Kentucky Derby begin. Barring the last-chance Lexington Stakes April 15 at Keeneland, the...|
The one and only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) of the year runs through Sunday evening at 6 p.m. (EST), and the general consensus regarding the Oaks picture is that Unique Bella would be an overwhelming favorite to win it if it were held tomorrow, next week, or next month. Songbird, a...|
Saturday’s $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds is the first of this year’s contests to offer a total of 85 points toward the Kentucky Derby (G1) (not counting the prep race in Japan, with different points rules). The increased point total, on a scale of 50-20-10-5 to the top four, marks the...|