2016 Kentucky Derby Picks

Photo: Matt Carter There's no time like the present to make my Kentucky Derby picks. After going through every single 1 of the 20 entrants, I've come up with my Top 4 finishers for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. It makes no sense to wait until the post-position draw. The only thing that the post-positions will do is make me second guess myself. I've lost more bets on the Derby by second guessing myself than I have by sticking to [...]

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 [...]

Derby Preps Highlight Weekend

Saturday afternoon Thoroughbred fans had the chance to watch a trio of Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Derby preps at three different ovals and the results may have helped clear a muddied Derby picture. In the first of those three Derby preps, Outwork narrowly captured the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner-breeder Mike Repole. His victory hardly validated Outwork as a serious Derby hopeful, but his third win in four career starts earned him a spot [...]