Although Dean Martini isn’t nominated to the Triple Crown, the up-and-coming gelding burst onto the Kentucky Derby scene in a big way.
With his front-running victory in the 1 1/8-mile Fukuryu Stakes in Japan, Herrschaft has emerged as a new name on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.
With his front-running victory in the 1 3/16-mile Louisiana Derby, it seems evident Wells Bayou has inherited top qualities of his sire and damsire.
What does the family of Kentucky Derby hopeful Charlatan look like? By definition, a charlatan is someone who falsely claims to possess certain abilities or knowledge.
As with Nadal, stamina is a question mark for every Kentucky Derby contender, because until we actually see them stretch out over 1 1/4 miles, there’s no sure way to predict which horses will handle the Derby’s testing distance.
Take one glance at the past performances of Field Pass, and it’s easy to conclude this $37,000 yearling purchase is a turf/synthetic specialist without any affinity for dirt racing. A tenacious winner…
Speed is the mark of a talented racehorse. If you can’t keep up with your rivals, you won’t get very far. Learn about the speed in Msichevious Alex’s family.
Tampa Bay Derby winner King Guillermo has a pedigree that could place him as a legit Kentucky Derby contender.
Chares may have scored an impressive front-running victory in the 1-mile Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition S. at Kempton Park, earning 20 qualification points on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby. But from a pedigree perspective the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained colt seems an unlikely candidate to wear the roses on the first Saturday in May.
With his rousing 81/2-length victory in the Fountain of Youth (G2), Ete Indien has emerged as a major player on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
With most horses, even those bred to thrive on turf, you can dig into their pedigrees and convince yourself they have enough dirt breeding to contend for victory in a race like…
Some horses are capable of defying their pedigrees, excelling under conditions they aren’t necessarily bred to relish. The latest example is Cafe Pharoah.