Hanson: England gets its Triple Crown right, why can't we?

Tue Jun 27 2023Vance Hanson

The drumbeats and clamoring for changes in spacing between the three Triple Crown events has gotten noticeably louder in recent weeks, the result of a disturbing trend this year in which there was little continuity in field composition.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Mage

Sat May 20 2023J. Keeler Johnson

It’s safe to say Mage hails from a family of Kentucky Derby veterans. His sire, grandsire, and dam sire all started in the Run for the Roses.
Later developers increasingly the ones to fear in American classics

Mon May 15 2023Vance Hanson

It was only five years ago that we were still talking about the “Curse of Apollo,” whereby horses unraced at age two were perceived to be at a serious disadvantage in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Kentucky Derby Reflections by John Mucciolo

Thu May 11 2023John Mucciolo

The 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs didn’t disappoint with a huge crowd on hand, a massive viewing audience from afar, and a thrilling race with a great storyline, too.
Catching My Eye: Kentucky Derby Weekend at Churchill Downs

Tue May 09 2023Kevin Kilroy

Analyst Kevin Kilroy looks back on the weekend of racing at Churchill Downs, including the 149th Kentucky Derby (G1), the Pat Day Mile (G2), and the Kentucky Oaks (G1) undercard.
Racing Roundtable: 2023 Kentucky Derby weekend

Tue May 09 2023TwinSpires Staff

James Scully, Kellie Reilly, and Vance Hanson recap the events of Kentucky Derby weekend in this edition of the Racing Roundtable.
2023 Kentucky Derby: Five Takeaways You Need to Know After Mage's Win in 149th Race

Sun May 07 2023Kellie Reilly

Mage’s victory as a 15-1 chance in Saturday’s 149th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) will leave plenty of food for thought in the coming days. For the moment, here are five instant takeaways.
2023 Kentucky Derby winner: Mage (15-1) wins the 149th Kentucky Derby

Sun May 07 2023J. Keeler Johnson

In a thrilling drive to the Churchill Downs finish line, 15-1 longshot Mage fought off all challengers to win the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) by one length.
Mage – Kentucky Derby Context

Sat May 06 2023James Scully

Mage launched an eye-catching, sweeping move past Forte on the far turn of the Florida Derby (G1) to strike the front in upper stretch, eventually winding up second to the odds-on favorite in only his third start.
Tipsheet: 2023 Kentucky Derby

Sat May 06 2023John Mucciolo

The 149th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) is upon us and attracted an overflow field of 23 three-year-olds for the historic 1 1/4-mile contest.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Mandarin Hero

Sat May 06 2023Kellie Reilly

Mandarin Hero will be the third Japanese runner in Kentucky Derby 149. There are a couple of key differences from compatriots Derma Sotogake and Continuar.
Betting Guide: Official Kentucky Derby 149 Betting Guides

Sat May 06 2023TwinSpires Staff

In our Meet the Contenders edition, we focus on providing insight on each of the horses poised to start in the Kentucky Derby. Download this free betting guide below!
Top 10 angles to watch in 2023 Kentucky Derby

Sat May 06 2023Kellie Reilly

The 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) offers several intriguing historical angles. As we settle in to enjoy the 149th Run for the Roses, let’s see which come to pass, and how many are deferred for another year.