road to the kentucky derby

Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: On To Louisville

The Road to the Kentucky Derby has wound its way through the country and now there’s only one stop left: Louisville Ky., in just over two weeks. In today’s Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the their takeaways from the prep season and the latest developments for Kentucky Derby 145, including […]

Continue reading
The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: The Final Countdown

The points are all in, and the top candidates are being prepared to make their voyages to Louisville. Jockey Mike Smith has a big decision to make over the next couple of weeks, as he rode both Roadster and Omaha Beach in their Grade 1 victories on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Omaha Beach […]

Continue reading
Grade 1 Double Nets Mike Smith Jockey Of The Week Title

With two Grade 1 wins at Oaklawn last weekend, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 8-14, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

Continue reading
Early Jockey Changes: Santana On Plus Que Parfait, Irad Ortiz Picks Up Improbable

Several jockey changes for this year’s Kentucky Derby were announced by drf.com on Tuesday. First, Ricardo Santana Jr. will pick up the mount on UAE Derby winner Plus Que Parfait. In Dubai, the colt was ridden by Jose Ortiz, but Ortiz will retain the ride on Wood Memorial winner Tacitus. Arkansas Derby runner-up Improbable, ridden […]

Continue reading
Omaha Beach Holds Off Improbable In Arkansas Derby

Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach got the jump on Improbable in the run down the backstretch under Mike Smith, then held off that rival to win Saturday’s $1-million, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., by one length as the 8-5 favorite. Improbable, the second choice in the wagering in the […]

Continue reading
Owendale Upsets Anothertwistafate In Lexington Stakes

Rupp Racing’s Into Mischief colt Owendale circled the field on the far turn and ran off to a $27.40 upset in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, with 7-5 favorite Anothertwistafate second, beaten 1 3/4 lengths, in the 1 1/16 mile race for 3-year-olds, and Sueno third. Knicks Go, Shang, Roiland, Harvey Wallbanger, […]

Continue reading
Improbable Adds Jose Ortiz, Blinkers In Quest To Give Baffert Third Arkansas Derby Victory

Bob Baffert already has two projected Kentucky Derby starters in Roadster and champion Game Winner. The Hall of Fame trainer can add a third when Improbable faces 10 scheduled rivals in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) Saturday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Probable post time for the Arkansas Derby, which goes as the […]

Continue reading
Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: On The Bubble?

This year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby points race will come down to Saturday’s last two qualifying preps and both of them will matter. The winner and runner-up of the Arkansas Derby will earn enough points (100 to 1st, 40 to 2nd) to make the field of 20 in Louisville, but depending on who it […]

Continue reading
Code Of Honor Breezes At Keeneland; Plus Que Parfait Back To Work After Dubai Victory

William S. Farish’s Code of Honor, one of the leading contenders for the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), worked a half-mile in :49 over a fast track Friday morning at Keeneland. Working at 6:15 a.m. before drenching rain turned the track muddy, Code of Honor completed his final quarter-mile in :23.20 and galloped out […]

Continue reading
Desormeaux Hopes To Repeat ‘Last Chance’ Points Trend With Sueno In Lexington

Trainer Keith Desormeaux has had starters in the past three runnings of the Kentucky Derby (G1), and a winning run by Silverton Hill’s Sueno in Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., could extend the string to four. The Stonestreet Lexington is the final prep in Kentucky for the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram