Diversify seeks second grade one in Clark Handicap

Diversify wins the 2017 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand. Held back from the Breeders’ Cup Classic despite winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, Diversify gets his chance at a second grade one victory in the 1 1/8-mile Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 24. Diversify had won six of his nine starts, many in New York-bred races, when he tackled graded stakes company for the first time in the 1 ¼-mile [...]

2016 Kentucky Derby Picks

Photo: Matt Carter There's no time like the present to make my Kentucky Derby picks. After going through every single 1 of the 20 entrants, I've come up with my Top 4 finishers for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. It makes no sense to wait until the post-position draw. The only thing that the post-positions will do is make me second guess myself. I've lost more bets on the Derby by second guessing myself than I have by sticking to [...]

Kentucky Derby 16-20 in Point Standings

The Kentucky Derby is about a week away. In this blog, I run down horses from 16 to 20 in the point standings. One thing should be clear to anybody who has wagered on the Kentucky Derby the past couple of years, not paying attention to the 16 through 20 horses in point standings is a recipe for disaster. Although the 16 through 20 horses in point standings are throw outs to many horseplayers, that's just not the way to go. [...]

Kentucky Derby Will Miss One True Star

Were about 8 weeks out from the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Forgive me, but I'm just not all that excited about this year's Kentucky Derby as I have been in year's past. The reason why is because the absolute best three-year-old that I've seen run in years, that I've seen that's maybe better than American Pharoah, won't run in this year's Kentucky Derby. Jerry Hollendorfer has already stated that he won't run Songbird in the Kentucky Derby. Based on what I've [...]