Kentucky Derby 145

The Bob Baffert Trifecta Box? We’ve Got Way More Hunch Plays Than That

We can handicap the Kentucky Derby to death (and we do), but each year, I like to point out some betting options based on the old tradition of the “hunch play.” This year’s field has a lot to offer in the way of connections, themes and entertainment references for going to the windows. There are […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mudders And Poets

We’re finally just a day away from the 145th Run for the Roses, and there are late developments to report. In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report editor-in-chief Scott Jagow and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills discuss Friday’s scratch of Haikal and how it may impact the race, plus the last-minute rider […]

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Kentucky Derby 145 Notes: Trainers ‘Ready To Roll’ But Won’t Get ‘Much Sleep Tonight’

At 6:35 (all times Eastern) Friday morning, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed that Shadwell Farm homebred Haikal is scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (GI). The son of Daaher developed an abscess in his left front hoof. “We put shoes back on him this morning and jogged him and he was still not 100 percent,” McLaughlin said. BODEXPRESS – Top Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbred and GDS Racing Stable’s Bodexpress galloped a mile […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: So Many Stories To Tell

Kentucky Derby week is always filled with a plethora of storylines; it’s hard to get to all of them. In this Kentucky Derby 145 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth touch on a couple of stories that may not be so well known, starting with an assistant trainer for Kentucky Oaks […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Bodexpress, Plus Que Parfait, Vekoma,Tacitus

Each day of this Kentucky Derby week, I’ve taken a look at the pedigrees of four Kentucky Derby contenders and how those pedigrees might factor into their ability to succeed at a mile and a quarter. We’ve worked our way up the leaderboard, starting with the lowest point-earners currently in the Derby field and the […]

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Derby Notes: ‘We’re All On Pins And Needles The Whole Way’

Trainer Richard Mandella met with reporters Thursday morning a day after declaring Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite Omaha Beach out of Saturday’s race because of an entrapped epiglottis. “The good part is that the horse is going to be OK,” Mandella said. “It really isn’t that serious. It’s just the timing. We’re going to do a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Most Likely To Win The Kentucky Derby?

The 145th running of the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is one of the more wide open editions of the race in recent memory. Only one horse, Tacitus, has won two “Road to the Derby” races in succession and many of the favorites in prep races for the Derby have […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: It’s All Relative

Kentucky Derby 145 was dealt a tough blow Wednesday with word that favorite Omaha Beach would scratch with a throat issue. It was difficult news for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s team, as well as his many supporters, but Mandella kept his sense of humor on the track Thursday morning. Omaha Beach will be […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Game Winner, Maximum Security, By My Standards, Roadster

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills is taking a look at the pedigrees of four Kentucky Derby contenders and how those pedigrees might factor into their ability to succeed at a mile and a quarter. We’re now into the top eight contenders based on points earned on the Road to the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Pedigree Checkmarks?

There are many pieces that go into the handicapping puzzle of the Kentucky Derby. One of them, of course, is pedigree. Is the horse bred to run the 1 1/4-mile distance of the Derby? In today’s Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report editor-in-chief Scott Jagow and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills discuss Joe’s thoughts on the […]

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