Of the 20 horses now expected to line up in the starting gate in Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), 10 -- exactly half -- were sired by veterans of Derbies past. Three are by Kentucky Derby-winning stallions. Dortmund is by Big Brown, the 2008 winner, and like his sire, he enters the Run for the...|
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Bob Baffert has been in this position before, coming to Churchill Downs with both the favorite and another leading Kentucky Derby contender. And his “second horse” has notably outperformed the favorite both times. Do you know what they say about things happening in threes? Barring a bad post at...|
The text message came shortly after the phenomenal workout: “AP is going to airmail.” That was a friend’s take after American Pharoah recorded his final Kentucky Derby breeze on Sunday. To say American Pharoah looked good would be an understatement – the immensely talented three-year-old had...|
Brisnet.com pedigree handicapper and blogger Doug Salvatore will profile each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed. The first installment looks at the top seven contenders as ranked by the Kentucky Derby points system. For FREE Ultimate Past...|
The weekend was heightened on Saturday, April 25 with a big coup in the official opening of the Reynolds Grand Circuit stakes, when we supported the winner at the Meadowlands. Fast Movin Train ($51.60, $19.40, $7.60) was every bit as good as we thought he would be and certainly went off at odds we...|
With six days to go before the Kentucky Derby (G1), let the alphabet guide you through the main players in the 141st Run for the Roses. A is for American Pharoah, the presumptive Derby favorite who extended his winning streak to four with an eight-length rout of the Arkansas Derby (G1)....|
One of my favorite scenes in The First Saturday of May begins with a close-up on Barbaro before panning out to reveal the crush of media surrounding the eventual winner as his connections went about mundane daily tasks. As big as the Kentucky Derby is as an American institution—the pageantry...|
Host Derek Simon updates listeners on how defending Horse of the Year California Chrome is doing at Newmarket (as he prepares for Royal Ascot) and how Shared Belief is recovering from an injury he sustained in the Charles Town Classic. Then, following an abbreviated History segment regarding the...|