Kentucky Derby

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Russian Roulette

2019-03-26T10:37:45-05:00March 26th, 2019|

  Racing Plays Russian Roulette A morning line by Mike Valiante. Be forewarned. This piece is not advocating any particular solution to racings current problems because to be frank I do not claim to be that wise.  I am a gambler and fan with some expertise in business marketing so [...]

Horse Sense Making

2019-03-25T11:52:48-05:00March 25th, 2019|

    Horse Sense-Making with Kerry and Pete   By Kate Richards                                                                 What is the common question that fans and bettors ask when we are looking at the composition of the Derby field? Does this horse have what it takes to be a champion on the first Saturday [...]

Cutting Humor Shines

2019-03-25T10:14:13-05:00March 25th, 2019|

            Cutting Humor Shines in Sunland Derby Cutting Humor and John Velasquez held off a late charging Anothertwistafate to prevail in Sunday's Grade 3, $800,000, Sunland Derby in New Mexico. Much Gusto came out of the gate strong and Hustle Up and Anothertwistafate went with [...]

Louisiana Derby Upset

2019-03-24T07:13:24-05:00March 24th, 2019|

  By My Standards pulled off a shocking 22/1 upset in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby by 3/4 of a length over Spinoff, to secure his spot in the gate for the May 4, Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Gabriel Saez, By My Standards settled in behind the front [...]

Sir Barton

2019-03-23T18:18:18-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

  1919 – Sir Barton – Billy Kelly By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds     Much like the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, an owner’s pre-race strategy failed to materialize in this 45th renewal. Owner J.K.L. Ross, a Canadian businessman and naval commander, had a passion for equines [...]

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 [...]

A Closer Look: Pioneerof the Nile

2019-03-18T15:40:23-05:00March 18th, 2019|

    A Closer Look: Top Stallion Pioneerof the Nile Dead at 13 by Nicolle Neulist   Leading stallion Pioneerof the Nile has passed away suddenly at age 13, WinStar Farm announced this morning.   Born in 2006, he was a homebred for Zayat Stables, by Empire Maker through their [...]

Pioneer of the Nile Dies

2019-03-18T14:43:56-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  Pioneer of the Nile, the WinStar Farm stallion by Empire Maker out of Star of Goshen by Lord at War has died this morning following breeding a mare. Pioneer of the Nile was raced by Zayat Stables and was a Grade 1 winning millionaire who had hit the board [...]