The Derby

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Baffert on Improbable’s Preakness Workout

2019-05-14T14:43:20-05:00May 14th, 2019|

      Bob Baffert talks about Improbable's work leading into the Preakness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHGUC-rfN2c&feature=youtu.be   Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news…..   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook [...]

Luis Saez Suspended for Derby Ride

2019-05-13T10:11:34-05:00May 13th, 2019|

  Maximum Security and Country House splash home in the Kentucky Derby The Kentucky stewards have suspended jockey Luis Saez 15 days for failure to control his mount and make the proper effort to maintain a straight course in his ride aboard Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby. [...]

Fixing the Derby

2019-05-12T05:38:25-05:00May 12th, 2019|

    Fixing the Derby: Would Reducing Field Size Help?   Peter Lee   Amid all the controversy surrounding Maximum Security's disqualification in the Kentucky Derby, some were calling for a reduced field size from the current 20 to 14.   At first glance, it makes sense: when the gates [...]

Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race

2019-05-11T09:17:39-05:00May 11th, 2019|

          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.” [...]

Haikal Questionable for Derby

2019-05-02T09:38:35-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

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…..

Omaha Beach, Derby Favorite Scratches

2019-05-02T08:07:33-05:00May 1st, 2019|

Likely Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched and will not make a Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trainer Richard Mandella noticed a slight cough and upon determining the cause it was found the colt had an entrapped epiglottis. He will undergo surgery to correct [...]

The Right Call

2019-04-23T08:54:51-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

  We know Derbies, especially the Kentucky Derby. Join us for our live interactive Kentucky Derby webinar. We'll cover the Derby, and the stakes in the late Pick 4. Maybe more, not less! Join here...... Be Ready With Us   The Right Call By Kaitlin Free   Each [...]

Oaks Derby Days Pick 6

2019-04-18T05:33:26-05:00April 18th, 2019|

  The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a plan on April 16 that allows Churchill Downs to offer a $2 Pick 6 wager on the six Grade 1 races offered on Kentucky Oaks Day and Kentucky Derby Day this year. The new Pick 6 wager will include two races on [...]

Cannonade Judger

2019-04-11T15:03:56-05:00April 11th, 2019|

    1974 – Cannonade - Judger   By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   Secretariat fever must have lingered in everyone’s consciousness as a record crowd of 163,628 gathered at Churchill Downs in hopes of seeing another dazzling performance. Almost 10,000 fans stood at the gates at 5 [...]