Ticker
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 2 days ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 2 days ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 2 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 3 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 3 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 3 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 3 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 3 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 3 days ago
  • Gordon Lord Byron dashes away to victory in the Champions Sprint!Posted 3 days ago

McCarron reminisces about Preakness rides

In his pre-race analysis of the 138th Kentucky Derby, for both his students at the North American Racing Academy and his own gambling pleasure, retired Hall of Famer and two-time Derby winner Chris McCarron liked Bodemeister, Sabercat, Gemologist, and Union Rags in a four-horse exacta box. He conceded that Santa Anita Derby winner I’ll Have Another had a shot, but he tossed him anyway. Why?

 

“Because of Mario Gutierrez,” McCarron confessed. “He didn’t really ride a good race in the Santa Anita Derby. He had every opportunity to keep Joel Rosario on Creative Cause trapped around the turn, and he let him out. He didn’t ride aggressively enough, and with I’ll Have Another breaking out of the 19-hole in the Derby, I envisioned him about seven deep going around the first turn because of the horse’s style, wanting to stalk.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories