Kentucky Derby 141

The Friday Show: No Backing Down In Baltimore

One of the most thrilling aspects of the Triple Crown has always been the rivalries that develop between top horses. Occasionally, those horses happen to live in the same barn. If American Pharoah wins Saturday’s Preakness, he will have earned the right to compete for the Triple Crown in New York, having defeated his chief […]

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Carpe Diem To Skip Preakness, Aim For Belmont

While trainer Todd Pletcher is expected to announce Tuesday which 3-year-olds in his stable — if any — will be included in Saturday’s Preakness field, news came out Monday that Carpe Diem will not be among them. Elliott Walden, CEO of co-owner WinStar Farm, told the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman that Carpe Diem would sit out […]

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Rematch In Baltimore: Precedent For Stablemate Triple Crown Battles

Count me among the skeptics thinking Bob Baffert would not run Dortmund in the Preakness immediately after stablemate American Pharoah’s hard-fought win over Firing Line and Dortmund in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Why would a trainer risk winning racing’s most cherished prize, the Triple Crown, by running an extremely talented horse like […]

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The Friday Show: Derby Recap, Belmont Cap, Whip Controversy?

The 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, and the horse everyone was talking about before the race got the job done. It’s the third consecutive year the post-time favorite has won the race. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick break down the race and give […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: The Source Of Pharoah’s Speed?

The Fappiano-Unbridled branch of Mr. Prospector produced yet another classic winner when American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) sailed home a winner in Saturday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. In the male-line race, it was a clear victory for Mr. P over Northern Dancer, who had the second, Firing Line (Line of David) […]

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Oaks, Derby Victors Show How To Win With Class

There is something to be said for winning with class. That characteristic was shown in spades on Friday when Lovely Maria gave former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones his third victory in the Kentucky Oaks – all three trained by Larry Jones and the latest winner ridden by the 56-year-old “overnight sensation” Kerwin Clark. Ahmed Zayat […]

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Starr: Derby Dollars Contest Picks For The Kentucky Derby

The Derby Dollars Contest has one more race to go, and leaderboard looks as deep and competitive as this year’s Kentucky Derby field. Here are Ellis Starr’s recommendations for making that final win/place/show bet in the Derby Dollars Contest, sponsored by West Point Thoroughbreds and In the final Derby Dollars race, the 141st running of […]

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Equibase Analysis: Is Mubtaahij The One In Kentucky Derby?

With the winners of all seven major grade 1 prep races entering the starting gate for the running of the Grade 1, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, it is hard to believe that two of the group will likely be considered more probable than the rest by the wagering public. Those two, […]

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The Friday Show: Kentucky Derby 141 Edition

Based upon the early returns at Churchill Downs, there’s a chance this year’s Kentucky Derby will break another attendance record. And with good reason. The weather forecast is great, there’s a favorite who’s the talk of the racing universe, and the field appears to be the deepest in years. Now, it’s just time to put […]

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