• Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 5 minutes ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 6 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 6 hours ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 6 hours ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 6 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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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
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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

New York-bred Effinex upset his stablemate Wicked Strong in the $200,000 Excelsior (G2) at Aqueduct.Read More
Dortmund will come in show..
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. · 11 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 4 5 2 8 at the wire · 1 hour 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! : ) · 2 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I will definitely check out your girl, jinlie! · 1 hour 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. · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · A few drops of rain ;) · 1 hour 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. · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Order of Finish was 1 GG Ryder, 6 Summer Hit, 3 Are You Kidding Me, 7 Pepper Crown. · 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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  • amino998 · Use of Lasix MAY have been contraindicated in conjunction with Biancone's 2004 supplement regimen :) · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · And the Derby has the best horses and they all need lasix... · 1 hour ago
Summer Hit, Edge Of Reality, Are You Kidding Me.
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  • Mary Z. · Don't miss it. On the track now. · 2 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 :) · 1 hour 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 · 2 hours ago
Lexington Herald Special Report: CARPE DIEM FINISHED 6th IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY!
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. · 2 hours ago
his races are terribly slow ...and has beaten nobodies
  • Sullivan · At the time he beat his competition he has been facing top class horses. Pat Day Mile has the potential to show his talent. · 3 hours ago
2,6,7,1 order of finish
  • Sullivan · Effinex! Loved the allowance win and didn't bet more on him here because I thought Jerkens was running Wicked Strong for a confidence booster. · 3 hours ago
Bayern, unraced since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last November, worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:10.80 on Saturday. Trainer Bob Baffert said he was so impressed with the workout, that he is now considering the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes at 1 1-16 miles at Churchill Downs on Friday as his 2015 debut instead of the original target - the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs on Saturday. Though undecided, Bayern's work indicates he is ready to roll next week at Churchill, according to DRF
  • Goblin · HRTV has video of that work today. For anyone interested, here's the link. http://www.hrtv.com/videos/?VideoCategoryId=2&VideoId=QzEJViB3d5C1pQK6GwRabQi/d7U2qL/ZPE4UbrNbVzg= · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · He looked quite good, not sure I understand the switch to the Alysheba, unless it indicates they are bypassing the Met Mile for the Hollywood Gold Cup? · 3 hours ago
Eeek. Seriously ran squirrely today with first time blinkers. Inquiry- and I think Mr. Jordan will be DQ'd.
  • Sullivan · Super pumped, have been waiting for Royal Squeeze to get another win after all the trouble that has occurred. · 3 hours ago
Post Time 4:56 PM EDT: The 4th race may be the best wagering opportunity for a handsome return among the rest of the very healthy Santa Anita races today.  This down-the-hill turf sprint affair features a field of very evenly matched foes.  Working through the pace analysis, it appears th...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · GL w/that 12 amino. Tough to figure out. Should be fun to watch. Hope someone here cashes in. 3,4,5,11. numeric order. Hill has been slow lately. · 4 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · 11,4,12,3 o.o.f. 1:14 + What's with the turf course or hill course this week? Nice one w/that 12 taking show. · 3 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

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

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