Looking for longshots in the 2019 Epsom Derby

They call it the Derby for a reason—it’s the father of all Derbys, the race that started it all way back in 1780. Officially called the Investec Derby (G1) and held over 1 1/2 miles at Epsom, the great race has been dominated in recent years by Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has conditioned six winners since 2001. In his quest to secure a record-equaling seventh win in the Derby, Aidan O’Brien will send out seven of the 13 entrants [...]

Nyquist Lost Triple Crown but Could Still be a Great Horse

It looked like he might do it. The undefeated, best three-year-old in the world appeared to switch to another gear as his biggest rival took to the rail. Jockey Mario Gonzalez pulled Nyquist out deep in the stretch of the 2016 Preakness Stakes. That's when it appeared that Nyquist would run past Exaggerator. The gutsy horse kicked it in for a moment, but the damage had been done. Even a tough horse like Nyquist couldn't keep it going after running a [...]

3 Reasons Why Nyquist Can Win the Triple Crown

Nyquist's romp in the 2016 Kentucky Derby proved that he's without a doubt the top horse of this 3-year-old crop. It was a smashing win. To put it into perspective, he beat  Gun Runner, who also ran an amazing race, by 4 1/2 lengths. Both Gun Runner and Nyquist were close to an insane pace set by Danzing Candy. In the first quarter mile, Danzing Candy, Nyquist and Gun Runner ran :22.58.  Danzing Candy ran the half, with Nyquist and Gun [...]

Far East jockeys earn top billing

In races run in close proximity to one another early Sunday morning but on the other side of the world in Japan and Hong Kong, a pair of jockeys earned applause for their efforts in stakes victories. In the Grade I, $2.9 million Tenno Sho Spring Stakes in Kyoto, Japan, ageless Yutaka Take guided Kitasan Black [no relation] to a determined, wire-to-wire victory in 3:15.3. U.S. racing fans have known of Take for years and this weekend the legendary Japanese [...]

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Kentucky Derby 16-20 in Point Standings

The Kentucky Derby is about a week away. In this blog, I run down horses from 16 to 20 in the point standings. One thing should be clear to anybody who has wagered on the Kentucky Derby the past couple of years, not paying attention to the 16 through 20 horses in point standings is a recipe for disaster. Although the 16 through 20 horses in point standings are throw outs to many horseplayers, that's just not the way to go. [...]

Kentucky Derby 11 through 15 in Point Standings

The 2016 Kentucky Derby is officially less than 2 weeks away. I'm almost done with my handicapping. I like to handicap the Derby well before the actual race, make my wagers as soon as I get to the racetrack, and then take my time figuring out the other races on which I'm betting. In this blog, I run down the Kentucky Derby entrants in point standings from 11 to 15. See below for my take on 5 more of the [...]

Kentucky Derby 6 Through 10 in Point Standings

In my last blog I profiled the likely 2016 Kentucky Derby starters in point standings from 1 through 5. In this blog, I profile horses 6 through 10. Through these profiles I'm handicapping the Derby. From my perspective, there is plenty of information out there to get your handicapping done early. The Kentucky Derby is like no other race of the year in the sense that it's not only the hardest race in which to handicap, but it could also [...]

BARN Episode 4/20/16

Jason recaps the news of the day and is joined by new VIP Manager at BetAmerica Michelle Yu to play Kentucky Derby Contender or Pretender. Then Erich Zimny, VP of Racing Operations at Charles Town joins the show to talk about the Charles Town Classic.

Kentucky Derby Top Five In Points Standings

Gun Runner holds off Foreveamo. (Photo by Fair Grounds) The Kentucky Derby is on May 7 this year. What it means is that the Derby will take place 2 weeks from this Saturday. It's time to start handicapping the race! Too early, you say?  I don't think so. It's highly likely that the 20 horses listed in the point standings, with the exception of Cupid whom Bob Baffert has already declared from the race, will make it to [...]

Derby Preps “Muddy” the Picture

We're about a month away from the Run for the Roses!  The 2016 Kentucky Derby promises to be an incredibly competitive event. This past Saturday we saw some horses take big steps up into Derby contention. Two of the horses returned to glory after so-so performances while the other proved that his last run wasn't a fluke. I take a look at a few contenders in this Saturday's Arkansas Derby towards the end of the blog.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24LOuy5OVVo 1. Exaggerator - The son of [...]