Kentucky Derby Prep

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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 [...]

Keeneland Spring Meet Opening

2019-04-03T11:42:32-05:00April 3rd, 2019|

  Keeneland's historic Spring meet opens on Thursday with 8 races made up of anywhere between 6 and 14 horses. The highlight of the meet, major Kentucky Derby prep race the Blue Grass, will be run the first Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Keeneland did add an announcer in 1997, but [...]

Florida Derby to Maximum Security

2019-03-31T10:20:46-05:00March 31st, 2019|

  Maximum Security, trained by Jason Servis, put in the maximum effort to run ten rivals off their feet in wire to wire fashion in the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Luis Saez hustled Maximum Security out of the gate and the pair had [...]

Sunland Derby Preview

2019-03-23T10:02:36-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

    Geo at work .........................   George Sette dissects the Sunland Derby for Past the Wire...   Sunday March 24th  The $800,000 Grade 3 Sunland Derby,  Sunland Park, New Mexico 1 & 1/8 Mile For Three Year Olds  Post Time 5:30 MT   Hey,  I know it’s [...]

Louisiana Derby Preview

2019-03-22T11:43:50-05:00March 22nd, 2019|

  Once again George Sette has taken his considerable talent to Past the Wire to preview the Louisiana Derby for us.   Our Geo at work   Fair Grounds Race # 13  The Grade 2  $1,000.000 The Louisiana Derby One Mile & 1/8          It's [...]

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 [...]