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The Kentucky Derby around the world: How Australia does Derby |

by RON FLATTER Imagine for a moment that the Kentucky Derby was not on a Saturday afternoon in the spring. Instead, it was run in the autumn on a Sunday morning, right before a big day of pro football. Never in a million years, right? Actually, that is exactly how America’s biggest race is...

Erie Feeling: Doug Salvatore Continues Deep Dive Into 2016 Kentucky Derby |

Doug Salvatore is back with part 2 of his Kentucky Derby profiles looking at each perspective starter along with their recent form through the eyes of and other performance figures. CLICK HERE to read Part 1, which featured the winners of the 180-point races. Mor Spirit BRIS (94,...

Favorites were hot in final week of Los Alamitos meet John Mucciolo |

LOS ALAMITOS NOTEBOOK There was no graded racing at Los Alamitos last week. Track Stats From a total of 34 races held over the Southern California racetrack during the past week, favorites won at a 44 percent clip and the top two betting choices combined for 70 percent of the wins. From 34 frays...

President Bill Clinton Picks Outwork to win 2016 Kentucky Derby Ed DeRosa |

First came the cameras then came the commotion. I snapped my neck back to the left with my usual self-important who dares interrupt my work scowl. There were enough photographers moonwalking into Heine Bros. coffee in Downtown Louisville that I knew someone important was about to walk into the...

Lani works five-eighths; Danzing Candy, Trojan Nation visit track |

Edited Press Release With trainer Mikio Matsunaga looking on, Lani worked five furlongs in 1:01 over a fast track after the renovation break Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. The move was the third fastest of 18 at the distance. Lani's work was the only one of the morning among Kentucky...

Derby horses holding course, Oaks posts set James Scully |

Horses continued Kentucky Derby preparations Tuesday morning, with most either jogging or galloping at Churchill Downs, but Japanese shipper Lani did record a five-furlong workout in 1:01. And it was interesting to see the gray Tapit colt a receive couple taps of the whip to keep him focused....

Sheer Drama seeks fourth Grade 1 in La Troienne on Oaks undercard Vance Hanson |

Fresh off defeating two Breeders' Cup winners in last month's Madison (G1), Sheer Drama now looks to halt a two-race losing skid at Churchill Downs when she heads a field of seven in Friday's La Troienne (G1), a 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares that tops five stakes on the Kentucky Oaks...

Complete field and morning line for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks |

PP   HORSE     JOCKEY   ODDS 1   Terra Promessa     Ricardo Santana Jr.   10-1...



Derek Simon TwinSpires' horse racing author, handicapper, and podcast host, Derek Simon of Denver, Colo. offers his insightful, humorous and sometimes controversial take on the horse racing industry. He even publishes the ROI on the picks he gives out.
Frank Cotolo TwinSpires' harness racing expert, Frank Cotolo follows all of the big North American circuits throughout the year, providing the best value picks and latest news from the sulky.
Ed DeRosa The Director of Marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services (BRIS) and a lifelong Thoroughbred racing enthusiast and astute handicapper, Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times.
Peter Thomas Fornat A writer and editor who has been following horse racing for fifteen years. Peter has written books for the Daily Racing Form Press; Crown; and Simon and Schuster; among other publishers, and regular features in The Horseplayer Magazine.
Jill Byrne A television racing analyst for Churchill Downs, Jill has earned acclaim and a loyal audience throughout Thoroughbred racing.