Under the radar Kentucky Derby contenders, volume 1

Liam's Lucky Charm winning the Pasco S. at Tampa Bay Downs - Photo by SV Photography While many handicappers are busy debating the merits of Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race winners, there’s a good chance the 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) victor is still an unheralded, inexperienced colt flying under the radar. Let’s check out four promising sophomores who could make an impact on the first Saturday in May, even though they’ve yet to officially join the [...]

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Gold Street

If the skies open up at Churchill Downs before the 2020 Kentucky Derby, you can rest assured Gold Street won’t have any difficulty negotiating the wet going.

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Change is coming

The Road to the Kentucky Derby will take some serious turns Saturday. The agenda of prep races includes the Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park, and the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita.

The Derby Decimal Classifications: Jan. 27, 2020

A weekly, by-the-numbers review of the latest news and developments on the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby...

Nine fillies seek initial stakes success in Ruthless

There are few certainties in horse racing, but you can bet with confidence we’ll see a new stakes winner in Sunday’s $100,000 Ruthless S. at Aqueduct.

Nelson J. Menard Memorial pick & Pick 3 play at Fair Grounds

The $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial S. highlights a nine-race card at Fair Grounds on Saturday, and #5 Hotshot Anna is the one to beat an overflow field, but we like another option.

How to bet the Smarty Jones Stakes

It seems trainer Steve Asmussen is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones S. on opening day at Oaklawn Park.

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Enforceable

They say patience is a virtue, and the merit of this belief was reiterated when Enforceable rallied to victory in the $200,000 Lecomte (G3) on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds.

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Baffert unveils potential star

Where do Nadal and Blackberry Wine rank in our latest Kentucky Derby Top 10? The answer might surprise you.