Arkansas Derby

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Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Omaha Beach takes Arkansas Derby

2019-04-14T05:21:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|

   Mike Smith and Omaha Beach held off a late challenge from Improbable to take the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. One Flew South, at odds of 61/1, took early control through a 1/4 mile of 23.03, but Omaha Beach and Smith inherited the [...]

Arkansas Derby 2019 Analysis

2019-04-12T09:38:05-05:00April 12th, 2019|

    The $1,000,000.00 Grade 1 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Race # 11 A Mile & 1/8th Saturday April 13th, 2019 Estimated post Time: 6:41PM EST Analysis by Geo Sette            Geo at work       We are officially only 3 weeks away [...]

Coolmore Buys into Galiean

2019-04-12T08:40:50-05:00April 12th, 2019|

  The Coolmore partnership of Michael Tabor, John Magnier, and Derrick Smith purchased an interest in graded-placed and multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and their partners on this horse ahead of the April 13 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. They apparently are looking ahead at the [...]

Kentucky Derby Points Up For Grabs

2019-04-04T10:20:57-05:00April 4th, 2019|

Three major Kentucky Derby prep and points races will be run Saturday. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. The Wood Memorial drew 11 horses led by Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus, and Gotham winner Haikal. The Blue Grass [...]

Let’s Play Catch Up

2019-03-26T13:31:28-05:00March 26th, 2019|

Let's catch up on the Sport of Kings with some of our backside blurbs:   According to Bob Baffert, Jose Ortiz will replace Drayden Van Dyke on Improbable in the Arkansas Derby. David O' Rourke is now the permanent CEO and President of NYRA. David had been the interim CEO [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

Super Steed Stomps in Southwest Stakes

2019-02-19T11:40:31-05:00February 19th, 2019|

  Super Steed Stomps In The Southwest Stakes   Super Steed made a super move on the far turn that propelled him to the lead to win the 54th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. At odds of 62/1, Super Steed made a sweeping, mid-pack [...]

Magnum Moon Heads to Louisville in Style

2018-04-15T10:17:48-05:00April 15th, 2018|

Magnum Moon remained undefeated in 4 starts, all at three-years old, by taking the Arkansas Derby yesterday. Magnum Moon went right to the front under Luis Saez and turned away Quip who tried to stay with him. Quip looked finished at the top of the stretch but managed to come [...]