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Can Baffert Be Beat in Kentucky Derby 2015?

By @MizPostParade On Saturday, the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will take place, and this handicapper agrees with the masses.  There are two horses that have legitimate shots to win the Kentucky Derby and there are reasons to jump on the bandwagon for both of them.  One thing is clear:  It’s good to be […]

Race of the Week: Awesome Again

Santa Anita’s made its way back into the picture, as their fall meet begins this Friday. While the opening day feature, the Eddie D., is an intriguing race, we’ll focus on Breeders’ Cup Preview day on Saturday. I mention the Eddie D. because of its significance as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. […]

Race of the Week – Iowa Oaks & Derby

I realize that there are grade one events that we could focus on around the country on Saturday but a face we know is making an appearance this weekend at Prairie Meadows, so let’s see how he looks… Iowa Derby Kale’s Courage is the aforementioned familiar horse, and he’s taking a BIG step up into […]

2013 Kentucky Oaks Preview

It’s been a fun spring in Chicago, but it’s good to be home. Derby week has come! The Kentucky Oaks field intrigues me even more than the Derby, and with the run for the lilies just a day away let’s glance at the field: Silsita – Pletcher’s loaded hand comes into play immediately with the […]

Overheard Last Night at The Local

“You don’t forget how to win The Derby” in reference to The Coach D. Wayne Lukas’ chances come the first Saturday in May. Not exactly sure how many pints had been downed at that point but the notion does make some sense. The pressing question for this week is: Do you forget how to win The […]

Road to Kentucky & Oscar Odds

The Road to Kentucky Handicapping contest continues this week with races from the Fair Grounds plus an additional bonus race – The Fountain of Youth from Gulfstream. Post time and entry deadline is 12:30pm. We called on racing analyst Angela Hermann for her thoughts on the Derby prep races. Angela is currently serving as analyst at […]

Road to Kentucky, Angela at Hawthorne & More

The $30,000 Road to Kentucky Tournament continues Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. The double point bonus race Derby prep is the $200,000 G3 El Camino Real. Post time is 2:45pm for the nine-race card and entries to this free contest are due before that. Only three of the nine entered in the El Camino Real […]