Meet the Contenders: 2024 Fountain of Youth S.

Tue Feb 27 2024TwinSpires Staff

Meet the horses running in the 2024 Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream Park.
Meet the Contenders: 2024 John Battaglia Memorial

Tue Feb 27 2024TwinSpires Staff

Meet the horses running in the 2024 John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfland Park.
28-1 longshot reiterates the power of changing distances

Tue Feb 27 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Everyone knows some horses are better sprinting and others are better running long. Rare is the horse who enjoys equal success in both sprints and routes.
Racing Roundtable: Senor Buscador's Saudi Cup upset, Timberlake's Rebel win, and Lemon Muffin's potential

Tue Feb 27 2024TwinSpires Staff

This week, the Racing Roundtable convenes to discuss Senor Buscador's upset of the Saudi Cup, Timberlake's win in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, and Lemon Muffin's potential for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Four winners running long

Mon Feb 26 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Reasoned Analysis failed to factor in two starts as a juvenile, but the Chad Brown trainee broke through in his three-year-old debut, emerging as a possible Kentucky Derby (G1) contender.
2024 Saudi Cup: Seven trends to watch

Fri Feb 23 2024Kellie Reilly

Although the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) is still a relatively recent edition to the racing calendar, several trends have already emerged from its first four runnings at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.
Catching My Eye: What Did We Learn from The Risen Star?

Thu Feb 22 2024Kevin Kilroy

Billed as the most-stacked Kentucky Derby Prep race to date, what did we learn from Saturday’s Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds?
Why forgiving a disappointing second start can reap rewards

Wed Feb 21 2024J. Keeler Johnson

When a horse wins impressively on debut, but follows up with a disappointing defeat second-time out, it can be tempting to dismiss them as a flash in the pan.
Racing Roundtable: Risen Star, Rachel Alexandra Stakes and other eye-catching performances

Tue Feb 20 2024TwinSpires Staff

This week, the Racing Roundtable weighs in on Sierra Leone's win in the Risen Star S. (G2), Tarifa's stakes debut in the Rachel Alexandra (G2), and notable performances from the weekend.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Antiquarian scores for Pletcher

Mon Feb 19 2024J. Keeler Johnson

On Feb. 18, 2018, Justify won his debut in eye-catching fashion. Less than four months later he was a Triple Crown winner, proving late February isn’t too late for a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner to break his maiden.
Trackside: 2024 Risen Star Week at Fair Grounds [VIDEO]

Fri Feb 16 2024TwinSpires Staff

TwinSpires is trackside all week from Fair Grounds as we talk with trainers, visit with horses and host barn tours. Our team of Abbey Huffman, Ashley Anderson and Blaise Bollman give you exclusive access to one of the main staging grounds of winter racing and Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
The Jury: Expert Picks, Bets and Fades for Feb. 17 [Video]

Fri Feb 16 2024TwinSpires Staff

Racing analysts Ashley Anderson, James Scully, and Darin Zoccali examine the Risen Star (G2) and Rachel Alexandra (G2) at Fair Grounds, along with other stakes action around the country. Ashley and James provide their thoughts in the written portion below. Be sure to check out Darin's opinions in our on-camera portion as well!
Meet the Contenders: 2024 Sunland Park Derby

Thu Feb 15 2024TwinSpires Staff

Meet the horses running in the 2024 Sunland Park Derby at Sunland Park. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential.