J. Keeler Johnson shares his thoughts on three horses that might outrun their odds in the Kentucky Derby.
Gormley (outside) edges American Anthem in the Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita – © Benoit Photo By Ed Golden, Santa Anita Publicity With a 7-2 morning line favorite in Iliad, it’s no secret that Saturday’s Grade I, $1 … Continued
As many as thirteen horses are expected to run in the April 8th Santa Anita Derby, including four from the barn of Doug O’Neill.
McCraken winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs – Coady Photography Churchill Downs Press Release: The always-popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” looms as a solid betting favorite Pool 3 of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby … Continued
A handful of colts led by Mastery and McCraken are attempting to end a recent cold streak for the Kentucky Derby “Dual Qualifiers” handicapping theory.
© Benoit Photo Last year, the $2,00,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) turned out to be a very strong race–the winner, Nyquist, went on to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while fourth-place finisher Exaggerator eventually won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). … Continued
Breeders’ Cup Photo © On Saturday morning, one week before the Breeders’ Cup, racetracks across the country couldn’t have been busier as dozens of Breeders’ Cup contenders turned in their final pre-race workouts. Most of the action was focused at Santa Anita, where the … Continued
Coady Photography A deep and competitive field has been pre-entered in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I), including the grade I winners Classic Empire (Breeders’ Futurity), Gormley (FrontRunner Stakes), Klimt (Del Mar Futurity), and Practical Joke (Hopeful Stakes and Champagne Stakes). Good Samaritan, who is 2-for-2 … Continued
Melatonin winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) – © Benoit Photo With the Breeders’ Cup less than two weeks ago, the action is beginning to heat up at Santa Anita, where Breeders’ Cup contenders are busy turning in … Continued