Vicar’s In Trouble Wins Louisiana Derby

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014

An unexpected Kentucky Derby contender emerged on the scene this past Saturday as jockey Rosie Napravnik piloted Vicar’s in Trouble to an easy victory in the Louisiana Derby held at New Orleans’ Fairgrounds Park. Vicar’s in Trouble ....

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Constitution Headed For Kentucky Derby Despite Pletcher Comments

Posted on: Mar 30, 2014

Despite comments by trainer Todd Pletcher that suggested he was unsure about the next race for Florida Derby winner Constitution every indication is that he’s being targeted for the Kentucky Derby after upsetting presumptive favorite Cairo Prin....

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Constitution Wins Florida Derby

Posted on: Mar 29, 2014

A big shakeup in the Kentucky Derby contender rankings in Florida as Constitution won the Florida Derby. At the same time prohibitive favorite Cairo Prince got a bad ride and finished a distant fourth. Constitution now has a good opportunity to be th....

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Kentucky Derby Favorite Could Be Determined This Weekend In Florida

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014

The Kentucky Derby won’t take place until the first Sunday in May but an important prep race in Florida could determine the post time favorite. That race is the Florida Derby, to be held at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. It is the main event on a....

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Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 4 Opens Today

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014

The final official Kentucky Derby futures ‘pool’opens today. Although there are plenty of unofficial futures markets at Las Vegas sports books and offshore betting operations this is the only official futures market run by Churchill Downs....

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Derby Prep Races To Get High Profile TV Coverage

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014

With the change in Kentucky Derby qualification format the prep races have taken on more importance and now they’ve got the television coverage to reflect that enhanced stature. The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will provide live broadcast of the ....

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Kentucky Derby Contenders Face Prep Races

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014

The Kentucky Derby is just over a month away and the top contenders list is coming together. However that could change precipitously as the best three year olds enter in to their final–and most challenging–prep races. The next two weeks f....

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Kentucky Derby Top 5

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014

Cairo Prince (Pioneerof The Nile x Holy Bubbette by Holy Bull): The Holy Bull Stakes was supposed to be a contentious event, but Cairo Prince made it look easy when he powered home to victory. He hasn’t raced since, but is reportedly training w....

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2014 Rebel Stakes Preview

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014

The Rebel Stakes from Oaklawn Park features a field of eight thoroughbred racehorses vying for a $600,000 purse. The favorite at 9-5 is Steve Asmussen’s Tapiture. The son of Tapit will look to continue his winning ways under jockey Ricardo Sant....

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California Chrome can buck trend

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014

Three Kentucky Derby winners, Morvich (1922), Swaps (1955) and Decidedly (1962) were born in the state of California. The first, Morvich, was described as ”ugly cripple that no one thought could run until (trainer) Burlew proved them wrong.&....

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