Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Amante Bianco

Wed Nov 29 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When Amante Bianco rallied to victory in the Cattleya at Tokyo Racecourse, the flashy white colt picked up 10 qualification points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby and emerged as a possible contender for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1).
Racing Roundtable: Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod, and other Thanksgiving weekend results

Tue Nov 28 2023TwinSpires Staff

This week the Roundtable discusses the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks prep races at Churchill and other notable performances from the Thanksgiving weekend.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Five graduate at Churchill

Mon Nov 27 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Possible contenders for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) were out in abundance during Thanksgiving week at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Honor Marie

Mon Nov 27 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When Honor Marie tackled a two-turn configuration for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs, he rallied strongly to win by two lengths, emerging as a 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender.
Catching My Eye: Opening Weekend at Fair Grounds

Sat Nov 25 2023Kevin Kilroy

As racing wraps up at Churchill Downs, many non-Kentucky connections will try to snag the purses and several of Fair Grounds’ stakes days are L.A.-bred delights.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Carbone finishes fast in debut

Mon Nov 20 2023J. Keeler Johnson

The week before Thanksgiving is typically a quiet one as far as stakes racing goes. But Carbone made enough noise for five stakes horses when he smashed his debut on Sunday at Churchill Downs.
Racing Roundtable: Pool 1 of KDFW, first-crop sires, and top turf female

Tue Nov 14 2023TwinSpires Staff

This week the Roundtable looks back at the results of Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), explores first-crop sires with promising progeny, and debates the winner of the Eclipse Award for top turf female, potentially the most contentious award of the season.
First-crop sires: Maximus Mischief is riding a hot streak

Mon Nov 13 2023J. Keeler Johnson

After siring only two winners between the middle of September and the middle of October, first-crop sire Maximus Mischief is on fire again, regaining the momentum that made him the leading sire by progeny earnings through much of summer and early fall.
When a horse specifically targets a race, take notice

Wed Nov 08 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When handicapping high-profile graded stakes, it’s helpful to keep an eye on the racing news to determine which horses have been specifically pointed to the race and which are joining the field at the last minute.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Fierceness

Wed Nov 08 2023J. Keeler Johnson

A blend of tactical speed and staying power carried Fierceness to a 6 1/4-length triumph against a stellar field in the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), stamping the bay colt as the early favorite for the 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1).
Racing Roundtable: Breeders' Cup recap and Horse of the Year candidates

Tue Nov 07 2023TwinSpires Staff

This week the Roundtable discusses the best and most disappointing performances from the Breeders' Cup World Championships along with the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.
Catching My Eye: Three maidens and an old salt at Churchill Downs

Mon Nov 06 2023Kevin Kilroy

Racing analyst Kevin Kilroy discusses a trio of maidens who caught his eye at Churchill Downs along with a five-year-old allowance winner.
2023 Breeders' Cup trainer and jockey trends

Sat Nov 04 2023Ashley Anderson

The 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships will return to Santa Anita for a record-extending 11th time in the history of the event, where a number of legendary trainers and jockeys will look to further their mark on the prestigious two-day festival.