Kentucky Derby 2019

Field Of Nine, Led By Tacitus, War Of Will, Shaping Up For Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner War of Will and third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tacitus will likely be the solid top two choices in a probable field of nine for the Belmont Stakes June 8. The field won’t officially be set until Tuesday, when the post position draw takes place, but word from potential contenders points to a nine-horse […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Derby Perspectives, Preakness Picks

A lot of people in the horse racing industry are ready to move on from the controversy of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but even as the second leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the buzz in Baltimore still revolves around what happened in Louisville. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea […]

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Report: Kentucky Derby Winner Country House Out Of Preakness Due To Cough

After all the drama in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, there will be no Triple Crown bid for the 65-1 winner put up by disqualification. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Tuesday that Country House has been taken out of consideration for the Preakness Stakes because trainer Bill Mott believes the horse is getting sick. “He […]

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Bloodlines: Derby, Oaks Winners Create Proud Moments For Believing Breeders

Classic successes are an unqualified boon to stallion owners and managers, and this weekend’s winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby have shined the spotlight on their sires, Alternation (by Distorted Humor and sire of Serengeti Empress) and Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike; Country House). The latter is much more of a household name […]

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‘No One Ever Calls An Objection In The Derby’: Baffert Miffed At Kentucky Derby Outcome

While many horsemen have come out in support of the controversial stewards’ ruling in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert isn’t one of them. Baffert shared his thoughts about the filing of the objections and the subsequent disqualification of winner Maximum Security with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden. “No one ever calls an objection […]

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Servis: ‘I Have To Move Forward’; Maximum Security Headed To Monmouth Park

Maximum Security, disqualified from first in Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, is expected to arrive at Monmouth Park early Tuesday morning at the barn of Jason Servis, the trainer said. The Florida Derby winner was scheduled to leave Louisville, Ky., on Monday afternoon for the trip north after coming out of the race “looking good,” Servis said. […]

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Hong Kong Chief Steward: U.S. Should Change Rules On Disqualifications

After the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, U.S. horse racing jurisdictions should get in line with the rest of the world and use the “Category One” standard for resolving objections and inquiries, according to Kim Kelly, chief steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hong Kong and most other racing countries […]

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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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