Competitive, Diverse Field Lines Up for UAE Derby

Mendelssohn winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Photo by Ting Shen/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) It’s hard to find a more competitive and diverse group of international horses than the group set to contest the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) on Saturday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Among the nine starters are horses representing the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Ireland. Held at 1,900 meters (about 9.5 furlongs), the race has drawn such a diverse field in [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby Top 10 — 3/14/18

Bolt d'Oro (left) and McKinzie battle to the wire in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) - © Benoit Photo While it can be difficult to determine the strength of a given crop of three-year-olds until the year is over and the whole racing season can be reviewed, early indications suggest that this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders are a very deep and talented group. There’s Quip, who recently returned from a layoff to win the Tampa Bay Derby [...]