Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Longshots Move Up, Omaha Beach Still On Top In Final Kentucky Derby Media Poll

The Lexington Herald-Leader’s John Clay says “there’s no reason to doubt” Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. XBTV’s Zoe Cadman referred to the colt’s final workout as “scintillating.” And Southern California News group reporter Art Wilson, who spends his share of time around trainer Richard Mandella, has “seldom heard him talk so glowingly about one like he […]

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‘Works Are Key’ To Final Rankings For Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Omaha Beach collected 16 of 24 first-place votes in this week’s edition of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll, but he’s no lock to keep them all in next week’s final Top 20 assembled by Representatives of racing industry trade publications and general news outlets have turned their attention from final prep races to […]

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After Arkansas Victory, Omaha Beach New Leader Atop Kentucky Derby Media Poll

If public opinion aligns with the 28 voters who submitted a ballot for this week’s edition of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll, well, meet your favorite. Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Omaha Beach collected 15 first-place votes and shot to No. 1 in the rankings assembled each Monday by, surpassing Roadster, the Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner who […]

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Baffert Contenders 1-2-3 In Latest Kentucky Derby Media Poll

The Thoroughbred Daily News’ Bill Finley simply summed up the latest 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll results. “Baffert. Baffert. Baffert.” As in, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert conditions the Top 3 contenders in the rankings assembled each Monday by leading up to the first Saturday in May. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster claimed the No. 1 […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll Senses ‘Wide Open Derby Picture’

Since Churchill Downs in 2013 instituted its Kentucky Derby points system to assemble the field, two things remain consistent: The favorite has won on the first Saturday in May, and he entered the race unbeaten at age 3. Given a tumultuous few weeks on the trail, TVG’s Caton Bredar echoed a number of voters in […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Despite Rebel Losses, Baffert Duo Remains On Top

Hours before his top 3-year-old colts were to kick off their seasons in the Rebel Stakes (G2), trainer Bob Baffert mentioned hopes that they’d still be 1-2 come Monday morning. That held true in Week 4 of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll as Game Winner led Improbable atop the rankings even after both suffered their first career defeats in split […]

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‘Showdown Time At Hot Springs’: Media Poll Expects Big Changes After Rebel Stakes

SportsLine’s Jody Demling says he “wasn’t wowed” by what he saw in last weekend’s preps. But Demling — as with most other 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll voters — is expecting high impact from Saturday’s Rebel Stakes (G2) featuring top-ranked Game Winner and Improbable. While un-raced so far at age 3, the Bob Baffert trainees continued to lead Monday’s new […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Code Of Honor Takes #4 Spot; Roadster Leaps Into Top 20

After what she considers the deepest Kentucky Derby prep contested so far this season, TVG’s Caton Bredar says the Fountain of Youth Stakes’ first three finishers each offer “more pros than cons” — and that reflected Monday in a new edition of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by Game Winner, Improbable and War of Will […]

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Baffert Contenders Take Three Of Top Five Spots In First Kentucky Derby Media Poll

NBC Sports’ Randy Moss likens the difficulty in assessing Kentucky Derby hopefuls this soon to picking NFL playoff teams “before the draft, free agency and training camps.” But with the major preps only weeks away, Churchill Downs’ Darren Rogers compares this time of year to Saturday at The Masters, saying, “It’s moving day.” Paulick Report’s […]

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