Vino Rosso winning the Wood Memorial (gr. II) - Photo by Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography Five weeks out from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, eight “Win and You’re In” prep races will be conducted September 27-29, including a quartet of prestigious events Saturday. A pair of grade 1 races at Belmont Park will be followed by two more top-level prizes at Santa Anita. Some of the most heralded Breeders’ Cup contenders will take the spotlight in these [...]
Just how talented is Authentic, who joined the Road to the Kentucky Derby with an eye-catching victory in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) on Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park?
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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 closed December 1, and already we’re starting to get a feel for which horses offered good value and which runners may have been priced too short.
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).
Eight Rings has an abundance of talent. That much has never been disputed. The question is whether Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert can convince the promising colt to produce his best on a consistent basis.
The 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby is already underway, and while consistency has not been a strong suit among the early Derby contenders, we’ve seen flashes of serious talent from at least a dozen colts.
Let’s look back at the eight horses who contested the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and use a 1-to-5 scale to rate their potential to make an impact on the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
Four weeks out from the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, Belmont Park will host an action-packed weekend of Breeders’ Cup prep races.
Eight Rings might still be a work in progress, but his abundant raw talent was readily apparent when he romped to victory in Friday’s $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita.