Kentucky Derby pedigrees

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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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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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: War of Will, Improbable, Haikal, Code of Honor

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 working our way up the leaderboard and now cracking the top ten. War of Will […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Win Win Win, Cutting Humor, Tax, and Long Range Toddy

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, I’ll take 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’ll work our way up the leaderboard, with any late additions being added as they’re announced. Win Win Win Hat […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Master Fencer, Spinoff, Gray Magician, Country House

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, I’ll take 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’ll work our way up the leaderboard, starting with the lowest point-earners currently in the Derby field and the Japanese […]

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Bloodlines: War Front Sends A Pair Of Derby Contenders Into Battle Again

Six months ago, some Thoroughbred owners and buyers would have wavered on the question of buying a young prospect by the distinguished Claiborne Farm sire War Front (by Danzig) due to the misperception that he was a “turf sire.” The versatile sire had more recently had major successes with numerous racers in Europe, where the […]

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Bloodlines: Vekoma’s Distinguished Family Roots

Standing stallions is a highly competitive business, and the farms that stand the premium sires rarely have as successful a day as Lane’s End Farm had on April 6, when the 3-year-old colt Roadster (by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road) won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby against odds-on favorite Game […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: Names, Numbers And Feet?

By now we know the stories going into the 2018 Kentucky Derby, but as per Paulick Report tradition, we want to get to know the field by the numbers, too. Here are a few statistical points that may (or may not) influence your rooting interests– This is an especially strong year for sale horses. Fifteen […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: NBC’s Coverage A Year In The Making

Rob Hyland, the lead producer for NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, began preparing for this year’s broadcast hours after triumphant Always Dreaming flashed across the finish line last May. Hyland flew home to Connecticut and fought through exhaustion to watch a replay of the five-hour show. By the time he finally allowed himself to sleep, he had compiled […]

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