Run for the Roses

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Decision Is In

2019-04-17T05:46:10-05:00April 17th, 2019|

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This left the mount open on Roadster and Bob Baffert wasted little time before he named Florent Geroux to his improving colt. Mike Smith won the [...]

The Fighting Finish

2019-04-16T11:47:36-05:00April 16th, 2019|

  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 [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

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 [...]

The Road to Glory

2019-04-10T11:17:27-05:00April 10th, 2019|

  The Road to Glory: The Triple Crown Trail in 1919 By Jennifer Kelly   The road to the Kentucky Derby is paved with points: if you want to make it into the gate, your horse must win the right races to get there. That massive gate has space for [...]

The Derby Horse

2019-04-09T12:00:56-05:00April 9th, 2019|

  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 [...]

Wood Memorial Analysis

2019-04-05T10:28:16-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  Our own George Sette is back with his well thought out and detailed analysis of this major Kentucky Derby prep and points race.   Geo at work ......     Aqueduct Race # 10 $750,000.00  Grade 2 Wood Memorial One Mile & 1/8  Estimated Post Time 6:00PM [...]

Justify to Australia

2019-04-04T10:01:16-05:00April 4th, 2019|

  Coolmore is sending two Triple Crown winners to Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season. The unbeaten Justify will join American Pharoah at Jerrys Plains, in New South Wales. "Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history books through his achievements on the track. It's an absolute [...]