Tag: Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Picks: Why Omaha Beach Will Win

We are profiling the top-contenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby based on pre-race odds as set by book-maker William Hill. These articles will highlight why the featured horse can hit the wire first in the 145th run for the roses. Our attention starts with likely race-time favorite OMAHA BEACH. Jockey Mike Smith has spoken. The…

Kentucky Derby Picks: 5 Live Longshots

by: Rich Bieglmeier The field is mostly set with the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby GPS reading end of the route. The top 20 leaderboard is final, and the four Alternate Entries stand ready should they get a racing silk and gate number in the event of scratch(es). Oddsmaker William Hill has set the…

Saturday Stakes: It’s Go or Go Home Time

Kentucky Derby Tips and Picks

The road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby is winding towards its end. Saturday is the second to last stop before the journey that started last fall in Kentucky ends next week in Arkansas. For many horses running in this Saturday’s Derby Prep races, it’s their last chance to make early May reservations for Churchill Downs.…

Sunday Stakes: Back to Business at Santa Anita

It’s a busy Sunday of stakes racing with Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Tampa Bay Downs carding a total of 10 races worth at least $100,000 in prize-money. Tampa Bay is the hotspot with six big money races. Sunday’s Stakes races include: Aqueduct Race 8 – $100,000 MADDIE MAY STAKES Santa Anita Race 2 – $100,000…

Saturday Stakes: Gotham Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby

by: Rich Bieglmeier Saturday was supposed to host three Championship Series, Kentucky Derby qualifying races with the winners receiving 50 points, 20 points for second, 10 for third and 5 for fourth, added to their Derby qualifying totals. Based on 2018’s final Kentucky Derby Standings, it’s likely the winners of the Tampa Bay Derby, Gotham…

Saturday Stakes: Risen Star and Derby Power Rankings

by: Rich Bieglmeier Kentucky Derby qualifying races are in full swing with a likely guaranteed spot in the Derby on the line Saturday. The Risen Star Stakes is the first of leg one’s Championship Series Qualifying races. The winner of the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds racetrack earns 50 qualifying points for this year’s…

Saturday Stakes: Tampa Bay Next Stop on Road to KY Derby

Kentucky Derby Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier Forget Groundhog Day, three things mark the start of spring for me. 1. The Daytona 500 2. Major League Baseball’s pitchers and catchers reporting to camp 3. Kentucky Derby/Oaks Prep races with a major uptick in the stakes racing schedule The Daytona 500 is next Sunday, February 17th. The Oakland A’s pitchers…

Saturday Stakes: 3 Stops on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier The Road to the Kentucky Derby runs through Hallandale Beach, Florida, Arcadia, California, and New York City, New York, this Saturday. Ten Kentucky Derby hopefuls will go at in the HOLY BULL STAKES at Gulfstream Park. Six boys will battle it out in the ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES at Santa Anita. And,…

Saturday Stakes: Prepping for the PEGASUS CUP, KY DERBY AND OAKS

by: Rich Bieglmeier Gulfstream Park is park is setting the stage for next weekend’s PEGASUS WORLD CUP with the SUNSHINE MILLIONS CLASSIC STAKES. Meanwhile, the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks continues in New Orleans with the LECOMTE STAKES (KD) and the SILVERBULLETDAY STAKES (KO) at Fair Grounds race track. In total, there…