Better Than Spring Break. Road to Kentucky in Florida

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

This Saturday the weekly and free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest will feature racing at Gulfstream Park including the Florida Derby, a crucial stepping stone to the The First Saturday in May. Also Saturday is an additional Derby prep race, the Jeff Ruby Steaks, from Turfway Park. Contest rules are here. Come to the Racebook, […]

Louisiana Derby Featured In Road To Kentucky Contest

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

The Fair Grounds is in deep stretch of the 2020-2021 race meet with just eight days remaining.  This Saturday the New Orleans racetrack hosts the G2 Louisiana Derby along with six other stakes on a 14-race card that begins at 11:20am. The field of eight includes six runners from the Feb. 13 Risen Star. Mandaloun […]

Can Mr. Jagermeister Steal The Hot Springs Stakes?

Saturday’s Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest passes through Hot Springs, Arkansas and Oaklawn Park for the running of the $1 million Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. Also on the card are the Azeri Stakes with the return of 2020 Kentucky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil, the $500,00 Essex Handicap, the Temperence Hill, and the $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes […]

Fountain of Youth Featured in Road to Kentucky Contest

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

Week 5 of the annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest on Saturday focuses on the 14-race Gulfstream Park program with the feature race being the $300,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes, a stepping stone to the May 1 Kentucky Derby. A field of 10 is assembled with the usual suspects Shug McGaughey, Dale Romans and Todd […]

Road To Kentucky Handicapping Contest Begins Saturday

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest

It is time again, as it has been each year at Canterbury Park for more than two decades, to kick off the annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest.  R2K, as it has come to be known, is a popular fixture on the calendar and helps winter-weary horse gamblers make it to spring by following the […]

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest Winds Back Into Action

Road to Kentucky Promo Graphic

In early March things were moving along smoothly. It appeared Bob Baffert had again stacked the Derby deck in his favor. The major Kentucky Derby preps such as the Louisiana Derby, Arkansas Derby and Florida Derby awaited horseplayers as they sorted out the top 3-year-olds. Canterbury’s Road to Kentucky contest was hotly contested. Prize money […]

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest begins Saturday

$25k tournament runs through Kentucky Derby Day The annual Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest kicks-off Saturday with races from the Fair Grounds including the Lecomte Stakes, an early Kentucky Derby prep race.  The free-to-enter contest runs every Saturday through Kentucky Derby Day and awards $25,000 in cash and prizes including an entry to the $3 […]

Kentucky Derby Future Wager this Weekend

24 Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of […]

R2K Features Tampa Bay Downs Saturday

This week the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest features the races from Tampa Bay Downs including the Tampa Bay Derby, which for contest purposes is a double-point race. Additionally, the San Felipe from Santa Anita will be used in the contest, also for double points. Post time at Tampa is 11 a.m. Last week was […]

Week 1 R2K Success Elusive for Some

“I refer to him as a work in progress.  Today he made a big step forward, and I look for more of that in the future.” – Tom Amoss, trainer of Mo Tom who won the LeComte Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Opening week of the Road to Kentucky contest was Saturday, and Fair […]