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Kentucky Derby contender profile: Shotski

The unheralded Shotski sold for just $25,000 as a yearling, but with his triumph in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) on December 7 at Aqueduct, he has emerged as a genuine threat for next year’s classics.

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Thousand Words

Thousand Words knows how to win a driving finish—that much is certain. Whether he can give trainer Bob Baffert a sixth Kentucky Derby (G1) victory is another question entirely, but the colt took a big step toward that goal when he prevailed in a hard-fought edition of the $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2).

Aqueduct spot plays for Cigar Mile Day

Maximum Security wins Florida Derby(Coglianese Photos) The last major racing day of the year in New York will take place Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct. Half a dozen stakes races are on the agenda, including the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), a steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. We’ve already previewed the Remsen, but the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and the $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) are just as appealing from handicapping and sporting perspectives. Want to play [...]

How to bet the 2019 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct

On Saturday, December 7, nine promising 2-year-olds with Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations will head to the Aqueduct starting gate for the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2).

Inside runners preferable in Nursery Stakes at Parx

While horses like Smarty Jones and few are far between, there’s always a chance we could see a new Pennsylvania-bred star in action when the 2019 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes is contested Saturday, December 7.

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Silver Prospector

Since he's a son of the talented turf horse Declaration of War, you might assume Silver Prospector is destined for a bright future on grass. Even Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen seemed to think so at one point.

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Early twists and turns

It’s only December, but the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby has already taken a few unexpected turns.

Churchill Downs spot plays for Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod

Saturday, November 30 is “Stars of Tomorrow” day at Churchill Downs, which means the Louisville track will host a dozen exciting races for juveniles.

Aqueduct: Thanksgiving week spot plays for Comely, Discovery Stakes

An action-packed week of racing at Aqueduct has been diminished slightly with the cancellation of the Thanksgiving Day card because of high wind forecasts, but the schedule for Friday and Saturday remains enticing, with six stakes races on the agenda.

Kentucky Derby contender profiles: Innisfree and Royal Dornoch

In recent years the only European-based trainer to consistently take aim at the Kentucky Derby has been Aidan O’Brien, who has saddled a half-dozen starters since 2002.