Kentucky Derby 11 through 15 in Point Standings

The 2016 Kentucky Derby is officially less than 2 weeks away. I'm almost done with my handicapping. I like to handicap the Derby well before the actual race, make my wagers as soon as I get to the racetrack, and then take my time figuring out the other races on which I'm betting. In this blog, I run down the Kentucky Derby entrants in point standings from 11 to 15. See below for my take on 5 more of the [...]

Kentucky Derby Top Five In Points Standings

Gun Runner holds off Foreveamo. (Photo by Fair Grounds) The Kentucky Derby is on May 7 this year. What it means is that the Derby will take place 2 weeks from this Saturday. It's time to start handicapping the race! Too early, you say?  I don't think so. It's highly likely that the 20 horses listed in the point standings, with the exception of Cupid whom Bob Baffert has already declared from the race, will make it to [...]

Derby Preps “Muddy” the Picture

We're about a month away from the Run for the Roses!  The 2016 Kentucky Derby promises to be an incredibly competitive event. This past Saturday we saw some horses take big steps up into Derby contention. Two of the horses returned to glory after so-so performances while the other proved that his last run wasn't a fluke. I take a look at a few contenders in this Saturday's Arkansas Derby towards the end of the blog.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24LOuy5OVVo 1. Exaggerator - The son of [...]