Keying King Zachary in the Indiana Derby

King Zachary winning the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) - Coady Photography In the months following the conclusion of the Triple Crown, there are plenty of rich stakes races available for talented three-year-olds that might not be at the very top of the division. One of the best is the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. III) at Indiana Grand, which will be held for the 25th time on July 14th. Some very talented horses have won this race through the [...]

Baffert, Smith Team Up With Ax Man in Matt Winn Stakes

In the winner's circle after the 2018 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Just how many graded stakes races will trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith team up to win this year? One week after sweeping the Triple Crown with Justify and winning the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) with Abel Tasman, Baffert and Smith will seek another big win together with Ax Man in Saturday’s $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. As is the [...]

A Few Horses to Consider for the Thursday Pick 6 Carryover at Churchill Downs

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Thanks in large part to the upset victory by Funny Duck in Saturday’s Pat Day Mile there is a Pick 6 carryover of $385,132 with a mandatory payout on Thursday at legendary Churchill Downs. The six-race sequence commences in Race 3 and concludes with the Thursday evening finale in Race 8. It is a challenging slate of races that includes a five-furlong dash over the sod, a pair of [...]