Breeders’ Cup opens up discussion on 2018 Kentucky Derby

Firenze Fire (left) and Good Magic are both in the conversation about potential 2018 Kentucky Derby prospects. Photo: Coglianese Photos. Before the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, it seemed clear that Bolt d’Oro was not only going to win, he’d be a clear favorite for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Now, with the race run and Bolt d’Oro finishing third, it’s not so obvious. Bolt d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro) may have been suffering for his huge FrontRunner Stakes (G1) performance, and with [...]

Juveniles take center stage at Churchill Downs

Mia Mischief wins her maiden impressively at Keeneland Oct. 8. Photo: Coady Photography.   Thoroughbred racing’s immediate future – and some probable future Kentucky Derby contenders – head to Churchill Downs Oct. 29 for a day of galloping devoted to 2-year-olds. Eleven races are on the card, and all are for juveniles only. The Street Sense Stakes heads the card, but there are three other important races: the Rags to Riches Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, and two $200,000 [...]