Handicapping the “Big Apple/Bluegrass” Pick 4

Wavell Avenue winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Keeneland – Breeders’ Cup Photo © On April 9th, Aqueduct and Keeneland will host a special “Big Apple/Bluegrass” Pick 4 featuring top-notch graded stakes races at both tracks. The Aqueduct … Continued

Large Field Expected for Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland Photo As large field is expected to be entered in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, led by a grade I winner and a promising graded stakes-placed colt from the barn of Todd Pletcher. The grade … Continued

Kentucky Derby Countdown: 3-15-16

Jockey Mike Smith celebrates aboard Danzing Candy after their victory in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita – © Benoit Photo With less than two months remaining, the action is starting to heat up on the road to the … Continued

Mohaymen Completes Preparations for Fountain of Youth Stakes

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos Early Kentucky Derby favorite Mohaymen, coming off of an impressive win in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II), completed his preparations for the February 27th Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) when he breezed four furlongs in … Continued

Pletcher Nominates 8 Horses to UAE Derby

It appears that trainer Todd Pletcher may be planning to send a Kentucky Derby contender to contest the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-I) on March 26th at Meydan, as Pletcher has nominated an impressive contingent of eight horses to the … Continued

Fountain of Youth Could Be Next for Zulu

Zulu, the exciting Todd Pletcher-trained three-year-old that won an allowance race at Gulfstream on Friday, could potentially make his next start in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) on February 27th at Gulfstream. The son of Bernardini could … Continued

On the Work Tab: January 2nd, 2015

Tom’s Ready training at Keeneland in October 2015 – Keeneland Photo On the first Saturday of 2016, a large group of newly-turned three-year-olds with Kentucky Derby aspirations turned in workouts at racetracks across the country–here’s a quick rundown of the … Continued

Zulu Stamps Derby Credentials With Gulfstream Maiden Win

On the first day of the Gulfstream Park winter meet, trainer Todd Pletcher sent out the promising two-year-old Zulu to score a convincing win in a six-furlong maiden special weight, an impressive performance that quickly stamped Zulu as a potential Derby contender. … Continued