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July 10th, 2019

In-depth Saratoga trainer capsules (Part 1)

The Saratoga meet is filled with extremely competitive fields and difficult handicapping puzzles. One of the best ways to make your handicapping easier and better […]

April 29th, 2019

Final Kentucky Derby works round-up: notes and quotes from coast to coast

With the exception of Japan Road invitee Master Fencer, who continued his routine exercise at Keeneland, the other 19 Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders turned in […]

April 28th, 2019

Five things to know about the 2019 Kentucky Derby

With less than a week to go before the 145th Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 4, here are five things to know going into what […]

March 11th, 2019

A brief history of and recent betting trends in the Rebel Stakes

If Saturday’s Rebel (G2) is split into two divisions as Oaklawn Park officials expect, each division of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series prep […]

February 15th, 2019

Five things to know for Kentucky Derby preps: Risen Star, El Camino Real, Hyacinth, Southwest

Presidents’ Day weekend features four scoring races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, chief among them Saturday’s $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds. […]

February 4th, 2019

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Mucho Gusto

The Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Gusto earned 10 points on The Road to the Kentucky Derby with his stylish tally in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes […]

January 8th, 2019

Trainerspeak a tip-off on beaten favorite Coliseum

About 30 years ago, a friend of mine had a horse with a very famous trainer. I talked to my friend and he told me […]

January 1st, 2019

Powell: A vote for Baffert and other Eclipse Award thoughts

With over two full days to spare, I submitted my 2018 Eclipse Awards ballot. That is an upset in itself. The last Grade 1 stakes […]

December 30th, 2018

Why the Preakness is my 2018 Race of the Year

When first thinking about the “Race of the Year” topic, I couldn’t settle on just one. Enable’s historic victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) […]

December 10th, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Improbable

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable moved his sterling mark to three wins from as many outings with an impressive, five-length score […]

November 19th, 2018

Powell: Baffert loaded for 2019 Kentucky Derby

by DICK POWELL After winning the Triple Crown in 2015 with American Pharoah, it took Bob Baffert only three years to do it again with […]