Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Cox colts shine at Fair Grounds

Sun Dec 24 2023J. Keeler Johnson

A pair of 1 1/16-mile maiden special weights contested at Fair Grounds on Saturday could have 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) implications.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for Dec. 21, 2023

Thu Dec 21 2023Jason Beem

Jason discusses some horse racing gift and holiday ideas in his weekly Thursday column.
Remembering the champions we lost in 2023

Mon Dec 18 2023Vance Hanson

Through Dec. 18, nine former Eclipse Award-winning Thoroughbreds are known to have died in 2023.
First-crop sires: Stakes horses shine for Maximus Mischief

Mon Dec 18 2023J. Keeler Johnson

With two weeks left in 2023, Maximus Mischief is holding his own among the year’s leading first-crop sires.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Winners from coast to coast

Mon Dec 18 2023J. Keeler Johnson

All around the country, promising 2-year-olds posted sharp maiden victories last week, throwing their names in the ring as potential 2024 Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders.
Pedigree profile: Wynstock

Mon Dec 18 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Stretching out in distance has worked wonders for Wynstock. After failing to factor in his first two starts sprinting, the chestnut colt has been unstoppable in two-turn races, dominating a one-mile maiden special weight before battling to victory in the 1 1/16-mile Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for Dec. 14, 2023

Thu Dec 14 2023Jason Beem

Jason discusses what makes an "expert" in horse racing and what someone would have to do in their area of the sport to be considered one.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Speed Runner runs to his name

Mon Dec 11 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Two-time Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer Todd Pletcher already conditions Fierceness, the early favorite for the 2024 Run for the Roses. But Pletcher’s contingent of possible Derby contenders keeps getting deeper.
Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem Dec. 11, 2023

Mon Dec 11 2023Jason Beem

Jason looks back at a race and a situation that came up nearing the finish of that race, and how it was a good reminder of just how unpredictable parts of our game can be.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column Dec. 7, 2023

Thu Dec 07 2023Jason Beem

Jason discusses setting post times and why it's important for tracks to be apart from their competition.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Dornoch

Mon Dec 04 2023J. Keeler Johnson

It’s safe to say that Dornoch has the pedigree of a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner. Because… he literally has the pedigree of a Kentucky Derby winner.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: How talented is El Capi?

Mon Dec 04 2023J. Keeler Johnson

How talented is El Capi? It’s hard to say for certain. He was spectacular when debuting in a seven-furlong maiden special weight last Saturday at Aqueduct, but his performance was not without a caveat.