• 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 5 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 5 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 6 days ago
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Is in foal with a Frankel colt!
Sorry to hear he's out, but "Girvin" would have only finished in the ballpark range of 8th to 15th in the Kentucky Derby. The Louisiana Derby form is normally very weak, and rarely a horse that wins that race makes any sort of impact in the Kentucky Derby. In recent years, the only horses who did well were "Gun Runner" and "Revolutionary" who both finished 3rd.
To those that are willing to over ride common sense and logic, and give Espi the Eclipse Award for top Jockey. Then you should also be leading the Parade, to elect Bob Baffert as the Eclipse Award Trainer. As impressive it is for a horse to win the Triple Crown. The Trainers achievement,far exceeds that of the Jockey.
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  • Ross via Disqus · Trainer work totally makes more wonders to the horse. · 474 days ago
  • Paula Haasl via Disqus · I AGREE! Bob Baffert should be the Eclipse Award Trainer! BOB BAFFERT IS THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WEST! THE BEST TRAINER IN THE U.S. & THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!! BAFFERT'S THE GREATEST!!! Baffert sure can pick the horses that WIN! WIN! WIN! · 1 hour ago
Victor Espinosa is my favorite jockey! He rides his heart out. I always get a ride for my money! GO! VICTOR! GO!!!
Might have taken the edge off today. Looks good. Really good. 59.60 1/35 https://youtu.be/VRX3vhcIk6k
Songbird worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.40 (h) finishing 4/22.
Finest City worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 2/22.
Ring Weekend worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 3/4.
Now that Girvin is apparently out of the Derby, who gets in? And who will get in if Pletcher withdraws Battalion Runner and Malagacy?
Tapwrit worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/35.
Streamline worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:01.20 (b) finishing 13/35.
Practical Joke worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:01.60 (b) finishing 19/35.
Patch worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/35.
Paid Up Subscriber worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.00 (b) finishing 2/35.
She looked quite good today, winning by 2 lengths! It's only her second start and was her first start on turf. I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of Almanzor's sister this year. :D
Gunnevera worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:03.60 (b) finishing 35/35.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:03.00 (b) finishing 33/35.
World Approval worked 4f, April 28th, in 47.60 (b) finishing 7/82.
Tom's Ready worked 4f, April 28th, in 49.00 (b) finishing 37/82.
Tequilita worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 14/82.

Meet Kevin Kerstein 

Long story short, I took the long road getting involved in the industry. I did not get into horse racing until 2008 when I came to Louisville for college.

I'm originally from outside of Philadelphia and attend college at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Since I was 15 I was involved with working in radio and TV. I first covered horse racing at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and my passion just continues to grow. Let the early mornings begin and the Derby fever heat up as we hit the backside to get the exclusive stories leading up to the first Saturday in May.  

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