Kentucky Derby points

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Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Recap

2019-03-10T11:22:44-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Tacitus surged to a 1 1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday and secured his spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby. Under Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit split horses in deep stretch and found his way [...]

Gotham Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T11:07:34-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Haikal, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, made a wide move on the three tiring leaders in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. Knicks Go broke well and got the lead, but Much Better also wanted to get to [...]

Jeff Ruby Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T10:54:35-05:00March 10th, 2019|

        Somelikeithotbrown didn't disappoint as the 3/5 favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park on Saturday. Under hustling rider Tyler Gaffalione, Somelikeithotbrown broke alertly and let Five Star General take the lead out of the gate but passed that rival entering the [...]

Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview

2019-03-09T07:51:29-05:00March 9th, 2019|

    The Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview By: Peter Monaco   The Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (not a typo) will be run at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 9. The 1 1/8 mile event will offer points towards the Kentucky Derby on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the top [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Preview

2019-03-09T07:22:59-05:00March 8th, 2019|

    Tampa Bay Derby Preview 2019 By: Peter Monaco   Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby will be the last race offering Kentucky Derby points for prep races at the Oldsmar, Florida, track. Well Defined is the only horse returning from the first Derby prep held at Tampa [...]

Santa Anita Closed Indefinitely

2019-03-06T11:07:27-05:00March 6th, 2019|

  In the wake of what has been reported to be 21 breakdowns, or equine fatalities since the meet opened back in December, Santa Anita has shut down. The track announced yesterday they were suspending both racing and training indefinitely. Tim Ritvo, of the Stronach Group which owns Santa Anita [...]

War of Will in Command

2019-02-17T08:16:40-05:00February 17th, 2019|

      War Of Will continued his quest towards The Kentucky Derby with a dominating 2-1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Saturday. Breaking from post 14, Tyler Gaffalione settled the son of War Front behind front runner Gun It, [...]

Sam F. Davis Preview by Nick D’Agostino

2019-02-08T06:40:18-05:00February 8th, 2019|

  Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs   By: Nick D’Agostino   The path to the 2019 Kentucky Derby continues on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs with the 39th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. This looks to be an interesting contest, as we [...]