• Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 1 day ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 5 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 5 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 6 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 6 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 6 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 6 days ago
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Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire started the activity at 6 o’clock Friday morning but things really got hopping during the 8:30-8:45 training window at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 2017 and Oaks horses when a dozen hopefuls for the two races put in their final works for next weekend’s races...Read More
Had the perfect prep, but not crazy about that slow work today. Love horses form the Florida Derby historically, and along with McCraken this is the one to beat. If he draws an near inside post and can save ground he will be coming home the fastest along with Practical Joke. Gunnevera is 1 for 1 at Saratoga by the way for optimistic Travers fans.
After winning the Champagne last year and going 3 for 3 he was my early Derby choice. I still liked him after his 3rd in the BC Juvenile, but after making an explosive move in the "Youth," I thought he should have won that one, I then became a bit skeptical. He's still my horse to use in all my vertical and horizontal wagers. He may be sitting on a big one, and there is no rider I'd want more on my horse charging home down that long Churchill stretch than Mr. Rosario. Watch Out!
This SHOULD be your Kentucky Derby favorite. He's 3 for 3 at Churchill, and ran evenly in the Blue Grass a race he didn't need. Girvin is a strong contender here and number one in total points, but Brian Hernandez HIS regular pilot chose to ride McCraken. Everything seems right here, and is a must for the exotics. Should be in the money at the very least, and is your most likely winner.
A few days ago we had a discussion on here about which tracks are faster than others. Seeing as I get critiqued for guesswork alot, I decided to make a formal ranking of what tracks were fastest(weather notwithstanding) by using the distances of 8, 8.5, 9 and 10, minus outliers which I've cited below. Pimlico gets 9.5 counted instead of 10 because it's the major distance there. Every track on here had 3 or 4 records used to make it's average. Belmont 38.508375 Santa Anita 38.39755 Del Mar 38.216075 Aqueduct 38.1877333(8.5 not counted) Gulfstream 38.1499333(10 not counted) Oaklawn 38.1006(10 not counted) Churchill 37.97455 Monmouth 37.962475 Saratoga 37.8953667(8.5 not counted) Pimlico 37.8233(8,10 not counted, 9.5 counted) Keeneland 37.6299. Seeing as Tampa, Fair Grounds and it's peers don't have a G1 and don't have enough competitive distances to make this comparison worthwhile they weren't included. All 11 of these tracks have at least 1 G1 race and are competitive in at least 3 distances. If track records were way off that's an outlier and several records weren't included because of that, same with the 73 Belmont. Was honestly surprised by how well Aqueduct does in this comparison.
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  • kstott524 · The average distance of the 4 that you are taking into account is 8.875 furlongs or 1.109375 miles. Divide the avg. mph for the races over each track (which you already figured out) into 60, then multiply by 60 to get your average mile time that would be run at each speed. Finally multiply that number by 1.109375 or whatever the average distance you are accounting for. Belmont average time over the 8.875 furlongs is 143.71, Keeneland (the slowest) is 146.132. Quite a difference but not a fair comparison. · 1 day ago
  • BeastBob via Disqus · 8-9f at Belmont park has an advantage over other dirt tracks (because 8-9f at Belmont is 1 turn). · 8 hours ago
Boy his dame side is nothing but sprinter's hope he proves me wrong.
Love Tapit, but I think Tapwrit is a cut below the top runners here. He will be longer than 15-1, and any horse can get a piece, but in my mind this one here is unlikely to get his picture taken.
Half brother to Uncle Mo debuts Saturday at Gulfstream.
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In his first mount since it was announced this past Monday that he was headed to racing’s Hall of Fame in August, Victor Espinoza applied a deft touch in guiding favored Liam the Charmer to a head victory in Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.Trained by Michael McCarthy, the 4-year-old c...Read More
We've seen dominant favorites win the Derby the last three years, keeping payoffs down, but in this year's Kentucky Derby, there is no standout favorite. That means big payouts!Read More
I kind of question the time on the Florida derby...I noticed they didn't have it showing on the screen as the race was run but they came back with Always Dreaming running so fast....I timed the Florida derby using my trusted stop watch and it was run closer to 1:50....I used my stop watch on the Wood and Santa Anita derby's and both those races were right on the mark...It's almost like the times for Florida Derby are being intentionally put out wrong!
When it comes to the Kentucky Derby, some bettors have a tendency to remain loyal to an early opinion in the hopes they will look like a genius.Read More
Working off his own set of Kentucky Derby betting mistakes, Bada Bing supplies some helpful advice to keep you from flushing your Derby bets down the toilet.Read More
Trainer Chad Brown won the Eclipse Award as Outstanding Trainer in 2016. It was his first. This year, he hopes to add his first victory in the Kentucky Derby.Read More
May 6 marks the first Saturday in May this year, which means it’s also Kentucky Derby 2017 day.Read More
  • dw90125 via Disqus · Apparently the post draw is relegated to social media, according to the official statement: https://www.kentuckyderby.com/party/watch · 7 hours ago
Is there any particular reason that Z Appeal has been entered for a race after 3 years away from the track? This seems nonsensical. Fairmount Park CLAIMING $3,200 Purse $5,000. For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2016 - 2017 Or Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 116 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $3,200. Five And One Half Furlongs. 1 1 Beefy (KY) 6/G L $3,200 B Stillion 1177 K Rosendohl, Jr. 15/1 2 2 Billie R (KY) 5/G L $3,200 A Velazquez 124 J C Wainwright 6/1 3 3 Z Appeal (KY) 9/H L $3,200 J F Molina, Jr. 124 G W Butler 8/1 4 4 Johar Irish (KY) 8/G L $3,200 U A Lopez 124 B J McEwen 12/1 5 5 Hintofperfection (LA) 8/G L $3,200 A De Leon 124 M Durham 9/2 6 6 Codechief (IN) 6/G $3,200 J A Bielby 124 G L Buckman 20/1 7 7 Shestoyoungforubro (CA) 8/H L $3,200 S Sanjur 124 R Martinez 6/5 8 8 Hotpepper Please (IL) 7/G L $3,200 M C James 124 C C Walker, Jr. 5/1 9 9 Slick Mick (IL) 9/G L $3,200 V J Bailon 124 D Wells 20/1
Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results.Read More
  • DSF via Disqus · Wow...30,000 spectators...amazing! Oaklawn in Arkansas had close to 60,000 on their final day last week. · 8 hours ago
I wish people would stop labeling this horse as a miler. He's only had 4 races. Let's wait and see. Unless he draws a monstrous post he will give a good account of himself in the derby. Any trip handicapper will draw a line through that last race.
  • OklaHandicapper via Disqus · I have a habit of watching after the race finishes and looking at the winner as he makes his way back to the winner's circle. Malagacy looked pretty tired to me after the Rebel and completely wore out after the Arkansas Derby. Based on those observations, I would say he's a miler. · 8 hours ago
A wow work!! American Freedom worked 7f, April 28th, in 1:24.20 (h) finishing 1/3. This colt is ready to fire!

Poll of the Day

Who will win Kentucky Derby 2017?

  • Fast And Accurate
  • Battle Of Midway
  • Thunder Snow
  • Gunnevera
  • Lookin At Lee
  • McCraken
  • Hence
  • Practical Joke
  • J Boys Echo
  • Tapwrit
  • State Of Honor
  • Gormley
  • Battalion Runner
  • Always Dreaming
  • Irap
  • Malagacy
  • Classic Empire
  • Irish War Cry
  • Girvin
  • Untrapped
  • Patch

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