Marty McGee

Davis Runner-Up Kentucky Wildcat Off Derby Trail With Condylar Fracture

Godolphin homebred Kentucky Wildcat made a big move around the far turn to wind up second in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but the 3-year-old son of Tapit was pulled up and vanned off the racetrack after the finish. According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee, the colt suffered a […]

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Mike Smith, Donna Barton Brothers Among Recipients Of Turf Writer Awards

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rode Justify to a sweep of the Triple Crown in 2018, will be honored with Donna Barton Brothers, Jim Gluckson and Marty McGee during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 59th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 31 at Whiskey Dry by Edward Lee in Louisville, Kentucky. Smith, the winner […]

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Keeneland Handicapping Tips To Be Delivered Via Twitter During 2017 Fall Meet

Keeneland will launch a new Twitter handle for the 2017 Fall Meet, @BetKeeneland, dedicated to providing on-demand content to horseplayers and a Handicapper of the Day series featuring a unique benevolent aspect benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). “The @BetKeeneland handle is an exciting mix of traditional and cutting edge designed to deliver real-time […]

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McGee Wins First Media Eclipse Award for Feature on Desormeaux

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Marty McGee has won the 2013 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category for “For Desormeaux, Conflicting Views on his Struggles,” about the difficult times of Hall of Fame Jockey Kent Desormeaux and […]

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Turfway Park a side door to the Derby?

With its $500,000 purse and graded stakes status, Marty McGee of the Daily Racing Form says that this weekend’s Vinery Spiral Stakes may be a side door entrance for those who want to run in the Kentucky Derby without any previous dirt form. And with the success of Paddy O’Prado’s third place run last year […]

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RACHEL LOOKS LIKELY FOR FLEUR DE LIS

According to Marty McGee with the Daily Racing Form, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra looks likely to compete in the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Caroline Shaw, public relations director for Jess Jackson, will discuss by phone with Jackson and have a formal announcement this afternoon. An unnamed source close […]

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TAKING THE FIELD

As Marty McGee says in his column about Derby future wagering, the mutuel field is the favorite in Pool 1 for the 12th time in as many years. Makes sense when you consider how rarely an early favorite even stays on the Derby Trail (can anyone say Old Fashioned?) much less wins the most prestigious […]

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