Derby Trail

TCI: Intriguing Showdowns In Store For Derby Trail’s Biggest Weekend

Jon and Joel analyze the biggest weekend to date on the Derby Trail, with intriguing showdowns in the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial, to go along with our No. 1 in the TCI Top 10 headlining the Blue Grass. Which prep will have the greatest impact on next month’s Derby? Can Carpe Diem hold […]

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Perry and Denise Martin  (left) and Steve and Carolyn Coburn
Twinspires.com presents Derby Dreams: California Chrome

Most owners, if they found themselves with a horse like California Chrome that showed such exceptional talent and potential in the spring of his three-year-old season, would naturally have Derby dreams. For Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, those dreams actually began three years ago. “I knew he was going to be a special horse the […]

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Revolutionary (rail) gets up to win 2013 Withers Stakes
Revolutionary to Face Full Field in Louisiana Derby

WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, who overcame severe traffic problems to win Aqueduct’s Grade III Withers Stakes in his last start Feb. 2, has been installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite in the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby  at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Saturday. The nine-furlong Grade II […]

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux (left) with owner Matt Bryan
Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Ive Struck a Nerve

As the horses went to post in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 23, trainer Keith Desormeaux wasn’t particularly surprised to find his entry, Ive Struck a Nerve at astronomical odds of 135-1. “It was quite understandable,” said Desormeaux. “We had a lot to prove. Conformation-wise and pedigree-wise the horse had the ability […]

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Orb charges past Violence in Fountain of Youth
The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Orb

The result of Saturday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream identified two colts of classic caliber, although second-place finisher Violence (by Medaglia d’Oro) will not be continuing the trek toward Louisville and the Kentucky Derby due to a fracture to the medial sesamoid of his right foreleg. The winner, Orb, placed himself among […]

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TCI: Florida and Louisiana Derby previews

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel join Brisnet handicapper Ed Derosa to break down the power trio – Union Rags, El Padrino & Take Charge Indy – that has taken their talents to South Beach for a heavyweight showdown in Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1). Can Union Rags remain the Kentucky Derby […]

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TCI: Weekend recap, LA Derby preview

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider – from the new studio – the TCI boys wrap up the Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby, and take a first look at Sunday’s wide-open Louisiana Derby. Watch it. Comment.

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Triple Crown Insider: Spiral Stakes & Sunland Derby preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel tell you what to look for in this weekend’s first round of final prep races – the $500,000 Spiral S. & $800,000 Sunland Derby.  Brisnet handicapper Ed Derosa joins in with his take on these two key races.  Also up for discussion – how […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel discuss three key races from the weekend, including the Rebel Stakes (G2).  Which of the 3 winners – Secret Circle, Gemologist and Street Life  –  move up the TCI Top 10?  You may be surprised.‬

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of […]

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