When Do Kentucky Derby Winners Typically Debut?

Justify winning the Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography There can be no denying that the 2018 Kentucky Derby victory by Justify has signaled a significant shift in the way that horses are being prepared for that tough test on the first Saturday in May. With horses racing less and less prior to the Kentucky Derby, we knew it was just a matter of time before a talented horse would come along and replicate the fabled 1882 Kentucky Derby [...]

Deciphering Track Biases, Part 2

Super Saver and jockey Calvin Borel after winning the 2010 Kentucky Derby (Photo by Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography) Wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict when track biases will appear and wager accordingly, yielding impressive profits while simultaneous gaining some bragging rights? Perhaps it sounds far-fetched, but truthfully, it’s not as hard as it sounds. We already discussed last week how to capitalize on a bias in the weeks that follow its appearance; now we’ll delve into [...]