Kentucky Derby preps

Baffert Contenders Take Three Of Top Five Spots In First Kentucky Derby Media Poll

NBC Sports’ Randy Moss likens the difficulty in assessing Kentucky Derby hopefuls this soon to picking NFL playoff teams “before the draft, free agency and training camps.” But with the major preps only weeks away, Churchill Downs’ Darren Rogers compares this time of year to Saturday at The Masters, saying, “It’s moving day.” Paulick Report’s […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Might Rise To Top In Lecomte?

The 75th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes is the first of two prep races at Fair Grounds in New Orleans prior to the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23. The outcome of the LeComte is likely to have an effect on who stays on the path to the Louisiana Derby by […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Kentucky Derby Questions?

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is only days away now, and many consider this year’s field to be the strongest in years. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give their opinions on the prep race results. Who had the most impressive performance? Which colts are being overlooked? […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Last Call

The Road to the Kentucky Derby culminates this weekend with prep races in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Lexington Stakes doesn’t offer nearly the points of the Arkansas Derby, but there’s at least one horse who could punch his ticket to Louisville in that race and another that could also sneak in with a good story […]

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My Boy Jack Seeks Final Derby Points Against Full Field In Lexington Stakes

Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack, winner of the Southwest (G3) and most recently third in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2), tops a field of 12 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 37th running of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3). The Stonestreet Lexington, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 11-race […]

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Adequan Presents Derby Capsule: Songs Without Words?

For decades upon decades, they’ve held the Kentucky Derby in the spring. I’m not sure that’s going to be the case this year. Where the heck is it? The high Saturday in New York for the Wood Memorial is expected to be 48 degrees. In Lexington, it’ll be pushing just to get above 40 and […]

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Derby Dollars Contest Analysis: Picks For Santa Anita, Bluegrass, Wood?

At this stage of the Derby Dollars Contest, the leaders have around $208 – $215. With scoring at $4 to win, place and show, try to estimate what score you need to get within range for the final three races (The Arkansas Derby, Lexington Stakes and Kentucky Derby, keeping in mind that for the Derby […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Let It Snow?

The Kentucky Derby is only a month away but this weekend’s Derby preps might not feel like it, weather-wise. Still, rain, sleet or snow, Saturday’s three 100-point races are crucial to the chances of contenders hoping to run for the roses on the first Saturday in May. Today’s Triple Crown News Minute presented by Equine […]

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Bloodlines: Pricey Mendelssohn ‘Getting Better All The Time’

If you threw a bucket of mud in my face, perhaps I’d run bucking down the stretch at Churchill Downs, like Thunder Snow (by Helmet) in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby last year, but the handsome colt cast those memories aside as he raced to victory in the G1 Dubai World Cup on March 31. […]

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Brisnet Speed Ratings: Audible Pops Big Number In Florida Derby

Audible received a 107 Brisnet Speed Rating for his Florida Derby victory on Saturday, March 31, at Gulfstream Park. The number is the highest earned in any 2018 Kentucky Derby points race and tied for second-best in the history of the series. The win also gave trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth win in the 2017-2018 […]

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