• The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 4 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 4 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 4 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 4 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 4 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 4 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
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Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017
World Approval coasted to an easy 2 1/4 length win today in the Grade 2 Longines Dixie Stakes.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017
Classic Empire now enters this Preakness with two solid races under his belt and is primed for his best now.
Posted Friday, May 05, 2017
Bird Song went wire to wire to win the 15th running of the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes Presented by Big Fish Casino (G2) today at Churchill Downs.
Posted Saturday, April 08, 2017
Irap is a maiden no more, holding off Practical Joke to score a stunning 31-1 upset in today’s 93rd edition of the $1,000,000 Toyota Blue Grass stakes.
Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mind Your Biscuits ran an overpowering three length win today in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News.
Posted Saturday, March 04, 2017
Before today’s Fountain of Youth Stakes trainer Antonio Sano was very confident in his star pupil Gunnevera admitting after the race, “I thought 100 percent that he would win today.”
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
Iliad stole the show, pulling away in the stretch to win the San Vicente by 3 1/2-lengths.
Posted Saturday, January 14, 2017
Flatlined, a five-year-old gelding by Flatter, came from far back under jockey Joe Bravo to score a 15-1 upset today over eleven others in the $200,000 Gr2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes.
Posted Monday, December 26, 2016
Mind Your Biscuits, fresh off of his placing in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, came west again in his second straight start to secure his first Grade 1 win today in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes.
Posted Saturday, December 17, 2016
With most relevant races having already been run that impact Eclipse Award voting, it’s time for me to write about who I believe the winners should be.
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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. Other horses that drew me in 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 actually working at Arlington at a young age, I kept every Daily Racing Form, Racing Times, and Bloodhorse stored in boxes that I still have to this day. I have been able to take my passion and knowledge to the radio as I co-host a local sport talk show where I make an effort to talk horseracing 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 interests.

I have attended countless Kentucky Derby’s and Breeders Cups, as well as traveled to many other tracks across the country for numerous major races. I reside with my wife, daughter, and Great Pyrenees about an hour’s drive from Arlington. 

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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