Ring Weekend scores Tampa Bay Derby

Posted on: Mar 09, 2014

After winning a Gulfstream Park maiden race, Kentucky Derby winning trainer Graham Motion threw Ring Weekend (Tapit x Free The Magic by Cryptoclearance) to the wolves and the chestnut gelding answered the bell with a powerful three-length win in the ....

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Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby Chances

Posted on: Mar 06, 2014

Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby three times, but can he get it done a fourth time? Here are his main candidates for the race! Bayern (Offlee Wild x Alittlebitearly by Thunder Gulch): This striking colt appears to be the white wizard....

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Field favored in third Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Posted on: Mar 04, 2014

The third Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended with “All Others” favored at odds of 3-1. Top individual 2014 Kentucky Derby contenders include Cairo Prince (9-1), Top Billing (11-1), Honor Code (11-1), Candy Boy (12-1), Shared Belief (15-1)....

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NBC, Churchill Downs Extend Kentucky Derby TV Deal

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014

ESPN got out of the horse racing business a few years ago, deciding that the iconic Triple Crown horse races didn’t fit with their ‘dumbed down’ format of poker, competitive eating and 24/7 catch phrase spewing. NBC was quick to benefit....

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‘Field’ Still Favored After Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 3

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014

With pool three of the Kentucky Derby Futures Wager completed, the mutual field (eg: ‘All Others’) is the current betting favorite at 6-1. Seven new names were added to the latest round of on track futures betting (as opposed to the ‘unoffi....

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Orb Trainer Shug McGaughey Back With a Pair of Prospects

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014

Well liked Kentucky horse trainer Shug McGaughey won his first Kentucky Derby last year as Orb took the roses.  He apparently liked the experience so much that he’s doubling down this year. Horse racing observers suggest that McGaughey has a p....

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Churchill Downs Hoping for a Record Derby Day Turnout

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014

The Kentucky Derby is still several months away and the field of contenders is only now starting to take shape.  It’s really too soon to bet on anything involving the 140th ‘Run for the Roses’ but Churchill Downs—host track for t....

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