2016 kentucky derby

Garcia Feeling ‘Lucky’ To Be Back At Pimlico With Derby Winner

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged twice around the Pimlico racetrack Saturday morning, a week before a highly anticipated bid to complete a Kentucky Derby-Preakness Stakes double in next Saturday’s Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Jonny Garcia was aboard for the Doug O’Neill-trained colt’s morning exercise. Four years ago, the 30-year-old exercise rider was at […]

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TCI: Derby Recap, First Look At Preakness

Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham guys reflect on Derby Day and Nyquist’s triumphant run into the history books, along with other key performances in the Run for the Roses. The TCI guys then turn their attention to Baltimore for a first look at the likely Preakness contenders that could give Doug O’Neill and J. Paul […]

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Romans ‘Much Better’ Following Saturday Car Accident

Trainer Dale Romans is in good spirits following his car accident on Kentucky Derby evening, which sent three of his five passengers to the hospital. Romans, who saddled Brody’s Cause to a seventh-place effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) earlier that day, was driving on Southern Parkway around 10:30 p.m. when […]

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Report: Swarm Intelligence Program Picks Derby Superfecta at 540-1 Odds

A Silicon Valley start-up called Unanimous A.I. used a new type of artificial intelligence to correctly predict the Kentucky Derby superfecta at odds of approximately 540-1, according to a report by Ask Men.com. The tech company utilized “swarm intelligence,” a term developed in the late 1980s for the notion that combining the intelligence present in a […]

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‘Confident And Not Cocky’: Gutierrez Rises To The Top Once Again

Born in Mexico, jockey Mario Gutierrez first rose to the highest echelon of his sport in 2012, winning the Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another. A win that should have jump-started his career, Gutierrez found himself in a “slump” for the next several years, reports horsenetwork.com. It wasn’t until his wife Rebecca stepped in to […]

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Nyquist Unanimous Choice In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Kentucky Derby 142 (G1) at Churchill Downs belonged to one horse, the undefeated Nyquist who took command of the race from Gun Runner (316) in the upper stretch, opening an easy margin and had more than enough to hold off Exaggerator (375) by 1 ¼ lengths to win the Run for the Roses this past […]

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‘Super Mario’ Gutierrez Two-For-Two In KY Derby, Takes Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Mario Gutierrez is still undefeated in America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, after scoring with undefeated Nyquist under the Twin Spires on Saturday. That great ride led to another honor as he was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week of May 2nd to May 8th. The award is voted […]

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Ninth-Place Derby Finisher Lani Heads To Preakness

Koji Maeda’s Lani came out of his Kentucky Derby effort in good shape according to trainer Mikio Matsunaga. “He is not too tired this morning,” Matsunaga said early Sunday morning. “He will go to Belmont Park tomorrow and the Preakness is still possible. There is no change in our plan.” A later press release from […]

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Post-Derby Car Accident Injures Trainer Dale Romans

After watching Brody’s Cause finish seventh in the Kentucky Derby, Dale Romans was driving a group of friends the short distance to the Longfield Avenue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Another driver ran a stop sign, initiating a chain reaction that T-boned his SUV, sending Romans and his friends to the hospital, reports the Courier-Journal. […]

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