Second off layoff angle is powerful in Kentucky Derby preps

Wed Mar 27 2024J. Keeler Johnson

When a horse shows talent racing on dirt at age two, the Kentucky Derby (G1) often becomes a long-term goal. But getting a horse to peak on Derby day isn’t easy.
A Clean Start: The Evolution of the Kentucky Derby Starting Gate

Fri Mar 22 2024Jennifer Kelly

In its 150 years, the Kentucky Derby has gone from a standing start to a barrier to the modern starting gate, a journey that shows the ever-evolving science of a clean start.
Lucrative exactas reiterate the power of Grade 1-to-maiden class drop

Wed Mar 20 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Horses dropping in class from a Grade 1 stakes to a maiden race can generate surprisingly nice payoffs.
Top 10 best racehorses of all time

Fri Mar 15 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Ranking the greatest racehorse of all time is an exercise fraught with challenges and subjectivity. But I'm going to give it a try.
What is a non-wagering event in horse racing?

Tue Mar 12 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Pari-mutuel betting is available on the vast majority of U.S. horse races, but a few different circumstances can turn races into non-wagering events.
Faded Glory: Forgotten Kentucky Derby Winners (Worth, 1912)

Fri Mar 08 2024Jennifer Kelly

In Louisville, the big show went on as racing fans once again celebrated another Kentucky Derby, its victor a champion colt whose brief time on the racetrack left the sport wondering “what if?”
Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf illustrates the power of pace

Tue Mar 05 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Sometimes a race will unfold in a manner that places certain runners at a distinct disadvantage. Betting these horses when they encounter more favorable circumstances in the future can be a sound strategy.
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.
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.
Longstanding track biases must be considered in handicapping

Wed Feb 14 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Not every Thoroughbred racetrack is equally kind to all types of racehorses. For various reasons—the type and composition of the racing surface, the configuration of a specific course layout, etc.—some tracks are more or less kind to horses with certain running styles, or those breaking from particular post positions.
Stakes histories can identify strong or vulnerable favorites

Wed Feb 07 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Not all stakes races are equally kind to favorites. Some regularly churn out short-priced winners, while others toss up longshots more often than not.
When a meet starts, top trainers can win races in bunches

Wed Jan 31 2024J. Keeler Johnson

At the start of a race meet, it can be useful to look back at previous meets and find out which trainers won the most races. If one name consistently ranks at or near the top of the rankings, you can usually assume that trainer will enjoy success at the upcoming meet as well.
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Show 2024 [VIDEO]

Thu Jan 25 2024TwinSpires Staff

Join the TwinSpires team as we review the Pegasus World Cup race card!