Kentucky Derby points

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Nothing Taxing

2019-05-01T10:54:19-05:00May 1st, 2019|

    Nothing Taxing For Reeves For This Year’s Kentucky Derby By Margaret Ransom For Thoroughbred owner Dean Reeves and his wife Patti, this year’s trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby with Tax, who they own in partnership with good friends Randy Hill (R.A. Hill Stable), Hugh Lynch and [...]

Owendale upsets Lexington

2019-04-14T05:33:04-05:00April 14th, 2019|

  Making a wide, mega-move on the far turn, Owendale inhaled his competition en-route to a decisive 1-3/4 length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000, Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. Knicks Go and Hawaiian Noises vied for the early lead but Hawaiian Noises proved the quicker of the two [...]

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 [...]

Last Hope Lexington

2019-04-11T14:12:21-05:00April 11th, 2019|

  The connections of stakes winners Anothertwistoffate and Sueno still have hopes to qualify for the May 4 Kentucky Derby as they enter the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. The Lexington is the last points race and last chance to qualify for any Derby hopefuls on the outside [...]

Derby Points Picture

2019-04-09T10:40:15-05:00April 9th, 2019|

2019 will raise the bar as far as Kentucky Derby points go. The number of points required to get into the Kentucky Derby will be the highest since the current system replaced the prior earnings method. Master Fencer, the Japanese horse has a spot reserved by way of his Japan [...]

Tacitus Overcomes Trouble in Wood Memorial

2019-04-07T09:35:39-05:00April 7th, 2019|

    Tacitus, trained by Bill Mott for Juddmonte Farms, and ridden by Jose Ortiz, proved best in a stretch drive with Tax to prevail in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. The early stages of the race were a little messy. The break was uneventful, [...]

Vekoma Takes Bluegrass

2019-04-07T09:18:03-05:00April 7th, 2019|

  Under confident handling from Javier Castellano, Vekoma took command in the stretch and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory in the $1 million, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday. Win Win Win closed well to edge out Signalman for second and Somelikeithotbrown held on for [...]

Roadster Redeems in Santa Anita Derby

2019-04-07T09:09:41-05:00April 7th, 2019|

  Roadster, under jockey Mike Smith, uncorked a massive late rally to run down Game Winner in the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, securing the colt a spot in the May 4, Kentucky Derby. Instagrand grabbed the early lead and held it well through a 1/4 [...]

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 [...]