In this week's column for AmWager I look at and talk about pace, and how it and the way speed flows has changed with the game. Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race We have all heard the saying: “ Pace Makes the Race.” [...]
Winning and Losing By Peter Lee Handicapping this year's Derby, with so many horses on equal footing, proved to be difficult. But I had a strategy and chose Maximum Security based on that strategy. At first, the Derby unfolded just as I had planned it in [...]
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is reporting his Kentucky Derby prospect Haikal is battling a foot abscess and is questionable for the Derby. Should Haikal come out it probably won't affect the Derby pace much as he is a deep closer. Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news…..
Kaitlin Free Past The Wire’s Kaitlin Free has done an annual preview of the Kentucky Oaks contenders for several years running. This year’s edition will feature each filly with their chances to run well and reasons they may come up short. Contenders will be [...]
The Fighting Finish By Jonathan Stettin In the great history of the Run for the Roses there have been many thrilling moments. Not only do we have the thrill of a major sporting event and the combination of human and equine athleticism, but a significant amount of money changes [...]
Rushing Fall returned with a strong performance in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland. She showed no signs of any rust after time on the shelf. The 4-year-old More Than Ready filly ran for the first time since her victory in Keeneland's Oct. 13 Queen Elizabeth [...]
The Derby Horse By Jonathan Stettin On Saturday the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Santa Anita Derby will be run. Kentucky Derby points will be had, and there will be a more focused picture of who the favorite will be on the first Saturday in May. We [...]