Kentucky Derby Top 10: Honor A. P. leads the charge into winter

Although three Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races took place over the last two weeks, the results did little to change our Kentucky Derby Top 10 rankings.

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Early twists and turns

It’s only December, but the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby has already taken a few unexpected turns.

Early impressions on the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The first phase of the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby—running through the championship-defining Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)—is complete. Now we can turn our attention to the second phase, in which late-maturing juveniles will seek to steal the spotlight in races like the November 30 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, the December 7 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and the December 7 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. It’s [...]

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Kicking off the road to 2020

The 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby is already underway, and while consistency has not been a strong suit among the early Derby contenders, we’ve seen flashes of serious talent from at least a dozen colts.

John Shirreffs holds strong hand on Road to the Kentucky Derby

Trainer John Shirreffs hasn’t had a major impact on the Derby since Giacomo, but his luck could change in 2020 with Express Train, Honor A. P. and Thunder Code.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Top 5: Maiden winners shaping up strong

Who do you view as the top contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile? Here is our Top 5.