Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Final Derby Media Poll: Justify On Top, Bolt d’Oro Moves Up To Second

While the challenge of handicapping the Kentucky Derby includes projecting a winner at the extended 10-furlong distance, Jon White, Santa Anita Park’s odds maker, is just as concerned with who will be out front with an eighth of a mile to go. “The way I see it, Justify is the most likely winner,” said White, […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Hofburg Makes A Move

The prep races have run, a prospective field is set, and contenders are arriving to Churchill Downs. Now begins days of speculation that reflected in a new 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Little changed in Monday’s rankings, but a panel of experts hinted their choices could be influenced by final workouts and daily training sessions. “We have […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Led By Justify, Seven Contenders Get First-Place Votes

With final Kentucky Derby preps completed over the weekend, a clear picture of who will run in the May 5 race at Churchill Downs formed. As for who will win it, however, there’s no consensus. Seven contenders received No. 1 votes in Monday’s edition of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com, with the rankings led by unbeaten Santa Anita […]

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Justify Leaps To Top Of Kentucky Derby Media Poll Off Santa Anita Victory

As they turn for home May 5 in the Kentucky Derby, NBC announcer Larry Collmus will be prepared to call Justify’s name at Churchill Downs. The three-length Santa Anita Derby winner on Monday jumped to the top of Collmus’ ballot — along with that of 14 other voters — in the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Trained by Hall […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Hard To Separate Top Contenders

“Generally,” says TVG correspondent Caton Bredar, prep races such as the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby “will mean the most” on the Kentucky Derby trail. That wait-and-see attitude reflected in Monday’s edition of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. While Noble Indy and Runaway Ghost both earned the points required to compete […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Magnum Moon Leaps To Top Three With Rebel Victory

This week’s edition of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com resulted in a debate not about whether time is limited for the race’s 135-year-old streak, but rather which contender may end it. Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes winner Magnum Moon vaulted from 18th to No. 3 in the rankings, voted on by a national panel of experts who also […]

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Bolt d’Oro Grabs Firm Lead In Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Beaten by a head at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, but awarded a win due to McKinzie’s disqualification, Bolt d’Oro posted an outright victory over his Southern California rival with Monday’s release of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. A nationwide panel of experts awarded 14 of a possible 27 first-place votes to Bolt d’Oro in rankings that […]

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McKinzie Shoots To Top Of Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Bolt d’Oro received more No. 1 votes, but it was McKinzie who earned the most points from a nationwide panel to lead Week 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. The leaders will have a chance to distinguish themselves Saturday when they clash in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, one of three points-paying Kentucky Derby preps […]

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Good Magic Tops Bolt d’Oro In First 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll

A nationwide panel of experts ranked Good Magic, the 2-year-old champion nearing his sophomore debut, at No. 1 in the first edition of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. The son of Curlin, trained by Chad Brown and campaigned by e Five Racing, received 12 of 27 first-place votes to lead multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro in […]

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