Who Offers the Best Value in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4?

Improbable winning the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo The fourth and final 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool will open for wagering on Friday, April 5, providing bettors with one last opportunity to lock in a nice price on overlooked Derby contenders before the race is run four weeks from now. But here’s the thing—three major prep races are scheduled to be run on April 6, one day before the pool closes, so swings [...]

Long Range Toddy Catches Improbable in Rebel Stakes Division 1

Long Range Toddy winning the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) - Coady Photography He was favored at 2-5 and ran a good race, but when the real running began in the first division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, the previously undefeated Improbable came up short of expectations and fell to defeat at the hands of Long Range Toddy. Granted, Improbable faced some adversity in the 8.5-furlong Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race. The [...]

Improbable and Game Winner Look to Dominate in Separate Rebel Stakes Divisions

Improbable(Horsephotos.com) Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is after his sixth Kentucky Derby win, and two of his horses are shaping up to give him an outstanding shot at the garland of roses. Both Improbable and Game Winner are slated to race in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Rebel Stakes, though they won’t have a chance to face one another. On Wednesday, it was announced the Kentucky Derby prep race would be the first to split off into two separate [...]

Improbable Stands Out in Rebel Stakes Division #1

Improbable winning the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo He's 3-5 on the morning line, which says something about how much will be expected of #9 Improbable when he makes his much-anticipated three-year-old debut in the first division of Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. Trained by Bob Baffert, who has won the Rebel six times since 2010, Improbable is undefeated in three starts and hasn’t been challenged in his two stakes [...]

Four 50-1 Shots to Consider in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

Anothertwistafate winning the El Camino Real Derby - © Vassar Photography/Shane Micheli Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 will be open for betting this weekend, just in time for a massive Saturday of racing that includes four Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races. Heralded youngsters like Game Winner, Improbable, and Instagrand are among the favorites on the morning line, but if you’re like many bettors and want to lock in a big price on a horse with [...]

Galilean Looms Large in King Glorious Stakes

There’s no such thing as a “can’t lose” proposition in the sport of horse racing, though if we’re being honest, #2 Galilean looks to be pretty close to a certain winner of Sunday’s $100,000 King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos. This one-mile race for California-breds—won in 2013 by the future Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome—has attracted seven entrants, but on paper Galilean is a clear standout. Conditioned by the Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Galilean opened his career in [...]