Kentucky Derby preps

America’s Day At The Races To Broadcast All Three Kentucky Derby Preps On FS2

America’s Day at the Races will feature stakes action – bolstered by three Kentucky Derby prep races – from Aqueduct Racetrack, Santa Anita Park and Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. The acclaimed national racing show will broadcast from 5:30-7 p.m. Eastern on FS2 and will also be shown from 5:30-6:30 on MSG+. Free Equibase-provided past performances […]

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‘Full Of Himself’ Shotski To Seek Road To Kentucky Points In UAE Derby

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski, fourth in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 29, will remain at Gulfstream Park before leaving later this month to head overseas for a planned start in the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2). Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry O’Dwyer said Thursday […]

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Unbeaten Authentic, Thousand Words Take On Juvenile Champion Storm The Court In San Felipe

In what has become one of the nation’s most important Derby preps, Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes once again promises to showcase some of the best sophomore talent anywhere as Bob Baffert’s undefeated twosome of Authentic and Thousand Words, along with Peter Eurton’s Eclipse Award winning Storm the Court and John Shirreffs’ classy […]

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Champion Storm The Court, Nadal Face Off In San Vicente At Santa Anita

Reigning juvenile champion Storm the Court heads a field of six sophomore Derby hopefuls going seven furlongs Sunday as he makes his 3-year-old debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. An upset winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles Nov. 1, Storm the […]

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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 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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