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  • Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 10 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 10 hours ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 10 hours ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 10 hours ago
  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 1 day ago
  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 1 day ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 6 days ago
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HRN's Brian Zipse Says These Contenders Might Just Be Pretenders on Derby Day!

 

#1 - Mr. Z  (4/21/15)
#2 - Ocho Ocho Ocho  (4/22/15)
#3 - Madefromlucky (4/23/15)
#4 - Bolo  (4/24/15)

 

2015 Kentucky Derby (G1)

Carpe Diem readies for 2015 Kentucky Derby

All went well on Saturday, April 26, 2015, as Carpe Diem had his final workout at Keeneland for trainer Todd Pletcher in preparation for next Saturday...

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Saturday, April 25

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Aqueduct, Race 4
Emerald, Race 2
Evangeline, Race 9

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Charles Town, Race 2
Evangeline, Race 6
Churchill, Race 6

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Upstart and Frosted took the track just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows to record their final pre-Kentucky Derby (G1) breezes.Read More
  • jinlie01 · Looks like all systems go for Upstart! My derby horse since his BC Juvenile alongside Carpe Diem. Would love to see him go off at 12-1 or higher! Hoping Carpe Diem goes for at least 6-1 or higher. · 6 hours ago
Prospector's Blues won the Gene Fleming Breeder's Derby at Turf Paradise on 4/25/15.
This was shown on Dubai Live yesterday, if anyone's interested. Good interview with his assistant trainer and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t06vVxf-i7o
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Hate the fact that his first race as a 3yo will be the Kentucky Derby...is it just me? · 4 days ago
  • Cara James via Disqus · this horse is a big chested horse and his legs are solid muscle, he needs to work out more,so he does not lose his edge,dont know what the hold up on works is about,? is it because we wont let him on the track because of quarantine ?,he is much more likely to catch something from our horses than our horse getting sick from him, these horses are treated better than the royal family, in the middle east race horses are like the world,s rarest diamond,and treated better than royal family · 11 minutes ago
Mubtaahij on the track at Arlington this A.M. https://twitter.com/JohnGDooley/status/590221507466395649/photo/1
  • barnzo · Thanks for posting this! Love Mubtaahij - glad to see him in action! · 5 days ago
  • Cara James via Disqus · hope works out more than once, this is not a sprint, and this horse is not on drugs, needs to work out more, /Espinoza,s a.p has worked 6 days this week,that,s too much, i think.over kill,all were a mile and 1/2 · 25 minutes ago
New York-bred Effinex upset his stablemate Wicked Strong in the $200,000 Excelsior (G2) at Aqueduct.Read More
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  • zatt · Wicked Strong was clearly not at his best today, but credit Effinex. Nice performance for a still improving son of Mineshaft. · 2 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Maybe that incident in the JCGC was worse than they thought. Twice now, and he regressed. · 1 hour ago
Mubtaahij has never bled, so why would he run on the anti-bleeder diuretic Lasix in next week’s 2015 Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · And the Derby has the best horses and they all need lasix... · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · No Spike,hard then to consider for the major positions · 1 hour ago
The Kentucky Derby prep races are complete. Now it is time for racing fans to turn their attention to handicapping the Run for the Roses. Read More
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  • travel_vic · POSITION in a race is IRRELEVANT unless you also know the pace of race the field was running against. You run against a pace like this guy Usain Bolt, and I guarantee you will be far back. Run against the pace of race I COULD put up and we would be seeing each other. Race to race comparison without internal fractions is useless. · 9 days ago
  • jd via Disqus · Any of you guys like think far Right could be flying late in the derby?I think this races suits him well and the pace should be hot to compliment his late kick · 2 hours ago
Dortmund will come in show..
Little brother won his debut by 2l over the other half of the entry, who happened to be his "uncle," as Ghost Trail's dam is his second dam.
Oh, I love Diamond Joe. A first and second in back to back races, not bad.
Is a 23% 1st time sire... good luck, Texans :)
Finding the likely winner or uncovering hidden value in Maiden races using traditional raw past performances can be challenging. Fractional Charting makes it easy to quickly determine if you should be looking at first-time starters which often give much better payouts. When using Fractional Chartin...Read More
  • travel_vic · almost half the field are firsters BEWARE! 3 Olympic Lady 5 Jean Edward 4 Filly On Fire 2 Awesome Luck 8 and 9 are the best of firsters. par times OVER the long run are spurious as a yardstick since the various pace fractions of each field are very different. · 15 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 4 5 2 8 at the wire · 4 hours ago
the only stakes race I'm betting on this weekend before Derby weekend...going with Blingismything with T. Baze up!
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  • jinlie01 · Can't argue with your picks Mary but I'm going to make my Derby betting funds with Blingismything! : ) · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I will definitely check out your girl, jinlie! · 5 hours ago
Quickies: 1,2,4,and 7
  • Mary Z. · No. It was Si Sage the 6 at 42-1, 4 didn't have enough for the steal. 6,3,8,2 o.o.f. · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · A few drops of rain ;) · 5 hours ago
In the penultimate race of the Spring Meet at Keeneland, Kitten's Point surged late to victory in the Grade 3 Bewitch for trainer, Graham Motion.Read More
The official drink of the Kentucky Derby can be a handy tool for making your selections!Read More
Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Golden Gate Fields.  And that must mean I'm talking about the San Francisco Mile Stakes!This is Race 7, set for a mile on the turf, is restricted to 3-year-olds and up,...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Dustin, use caps for each name/word, so when you are logged into fb, search JayCee's Horse Racing Preview My early Derby "likes" did not exactly pan out, although one will make the gate. Early like was Ocho Ocho Occho. I still like him, but they do have to show something in the three year old preps. A later Derby "like" is one of the top or at least probably top four contenders, Carpe Diem. Of the prime Bafferts, I like Dortmund, but I know I cannot disregard the easy dominance of Pharoah, even though I wish his groom would weave extensions into his tail. See, things like that bother me. Both this year and last year, I missed quite a few Derby preps so I really don't know how they all run. I read the final results but I do like to see the horses, not just review the numbers. Oaks, I like all of the top girls, but my special like is I'm A Chatterbox. GL and have fun. · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Order of Finish was 1 GG Ryder, 6 Summer Hit, 3 Are You Kidding Me, 7 Pepper Crown. · 5 hours ago
Summer Hit, Edge Of Reality, Are You Kidding Me.
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  • Mary Z. · Don't miss it. On the track now. · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Roomie 1GG Ryder won over 6Summer Hit. Mentioned as a "lastie" at the Play, but another tough loss for Summer Hit in this stakes. He almost wired. 1,6,3,7 o.o.f. "Brain" was correct :) · 5 hours ago
A coworker and I were talking today about how AP reminds of us of a Tom Brady and Dortmund reminds us of a Ben Roethlisberger. AP is the flashy pretty boy one everyone is talking about and Dort is the big kid playing with the short kids lol. Plus Ben is that type of rugged/ slugger qb ready to throw down- Dortmund has that same flare.
  • amino998 · With that plate in his hoof and a successful run in the Derby, AP might be reminding you of Tom Dempsey :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Dempsey · 5 hours ago
Lexington Herald Special Report: CARPE DIEM FINISHED 6th IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY!

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

  • International Star
  • American Pharoah
  • other
  • Frosted
  • Dortmund
  • Materiality
  • Mubtaahij
  • Firing Line
  • Upstart
  • Carpe Diem

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