French Jockeys Riding in the U.S.

The names are familiar to horse racing fans worldwide:  Jean Cruguet, Freddy Head, Jean Luc-Samyn and Olivier Peslier. Thoroughbred racing has always had its fair share of great French jockeys. In the United States, there are 4 jockeys who are French that currently ride. I might be missing a few. If I have, I apologize. Why the reason for a blog on French jockeys riding in the United States? I started thinking about it after watching, Julien Leparoux's ride aboard [...]

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 [...]