• March X Press (2-1) rallies to win the Bolton Landing.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (3-1) scores big in the 82nd running of the Longacres Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Skye Diamonds (9-10) wins again, this time in the Rancho Bernardo.Posted 4 days ago
  • Copper Bullet (7-2) strong in winning the Saratoga Special.Posted 4 days ago
  • Run Away (3-2) skips away in the Best Pal at Del Mar.Posted 5 days ago
  • Beach Patrol (9-2) is a determined winner of the Arlington Million.Posted 5 days ago
  • Dacita (6-1) takes Arlington Park's Beverly D (G1) with a strong stretch drive.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (5-1) takes the Fourstardave (G1) at Saratoga.Posted 5 days ago
  • Oscar Performance (3-2) dominates the Secretariat (G1) at Arlington Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Pure Silver (8-5) still unbeaten after big Adirondack (G2) victory.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
On the Air with Dr. Derby
Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017
Beach Patrol scored a hard fought victory in the Grade 1 Arlington Million having last won a race a year ago in the Secretariat at the Chicago track.
Posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Arlington Million in 1987 was only going on its seventh year, but already the race had cemented its place on the racing calendar.
Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017
You have to hand it to Abel Tasman, she has taken charge of her division with three outstanding Grade 1 wins in a row.
Posted Sunday, July 30, 2017
Stellar Wind and Vale Dori put on another show today, this time at Del Mar.
Posted Thursday, July 27, 2017
In attracting Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing, the Jim Dandy will surely be an intriguing race to watch.
Posted Saturday, July 22, 2017
Firenze Fire made his 12-1 odds look like a gift as he fired the opening salvo on the road to the 2018 Kentucky Derby holding off Free Drop Billy for a one length win in the Grade 3 Sanford.
Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017
It wasn’t as easy as many thought it would be but superstar Songbird got the job done today in the Grade 1, $750,000 Delaware Handicap.
Posted Saturday, July 08, 2017
Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Keystoneforvictory put in a determined run down the center of the course to run down The Pizza Man in the Grade 3 Stars and Stripes at Arlington International.
Posted Sunday, July 02, 2017
Holy Helena took over at the top of the stretch and drew away to score an easy win in the 158th edition of the $1,000,000 Queens Plate.
Posted Saturday, June 10, 2017
In today’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap Mor Spirit took his career to a new level.
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Meet Chip Gehrke 


Having grown up just a few miles from Arlington Park, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the races at a young age whenever I wanted to. My passion was forever cemented as I followed Alysheba’s every move during his racing career, and was one of his biggest fans. Some of my other favorites were Manila, Great Communicator, and Lost Code. Many other horses since that time have touched me emotionally for one reason or another, and I even named my dog after one of them(Malek).

Growing up and working at Arlington at a young age, I kept every Daily Racing Form, Racing Times, and Bloodhorse stored in boxes. I have been able to take my passion and knowledge to the radio as I am the on air racing expert and also fill in as a co-host on a local sports talk show where I make an effort to talk horse racing whenever I get the chance. That is also what inspired the name of this blog, as my radio moniker is "Dr. Derby", due to my racing knowledge and interest.

Having been all over the country at various racetracks either as a fan or covering racing for HRN, racing has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. As a member of the NTWAB (National Turf Writers and Broadcasters), one of the benefits of my membership is that I have the privilege of being a voter for the year end Eclipse Awards and Horse of the Year, something I take very seriously. I love reading what all fans have to say about the horses and the races. Horse racing is very lucky to have such a passionate fan base. 

My one on one interview with J. Paul Reddam, owner of Nyquist, before the 2016 Preakness

My one on one interview with Doug O'Neill, trainer of Nyquist, before the 2016 Kentucky Derby

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