Month: March 2019

2019 Louisiana Derby Cheat Sheet

Saturday’s $1 million, Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby ratchets up the excitement on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve as the first prep offering 170 qualifying points for the May 4 run for the roses and as culmination of a fantastic, stakes-packed racecard on the penultimate day of the 2018-19 meet…

John Longden: Kentucky Derby Legend

In the long history of the Kentucky Derby, there have been relatively few jockeys lucky enough to win the historic race, and relatively few trainers as well. Thus, it is almost impossible to imagine a horseman so equally skilled at both pursuits that he could win the Derby as a jockey and as a trainer,…

Derby Daily: Game Winner, Improbable ‘ran winning races’ – Horse Racing Nation

Welcome to Horse Racing Nation’s Kentucky Derby Daily, which will each day leading up to the May 4 race at Churchill Downs detail all the news and notes related to contenders in one convenient space. Denied the chance to see a matchup of top-rated 3-year-olds Game Winner and Improbable, Kentucky Derby Media Poll voters this week naturally speculated — should the…

What to Consider When a Horse Moves Up in Class

Many handicappers will tell you that one of the best class angles in horse racing is a horse descending from the maiden special weight class into a claimer. There are countless examples of a young horse waking up – sometimes at a very nice price – when they tackle claimers for the first time. But…

Saturday Sports: Horse Racing Deaths, March Madness – NPR

We have a recap of the week in sports. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: And it’s time now for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) BLOCK: Selection Sunday is tomorrow, and college basketball fans, like BJ Leiderman, who writes our theme music, will find out who’s playing whom in the mad month of March. But first, we go to…