Kentucky Derby contender profile: Gold Street

If the skies open up at Churchill Downs before the 2020 Kentucky Derby, you can rest assured Gold Street won’t have any difficulty negotiating the wet going.

How to bet the Smarty Jones Stakes

It seems trainer Steve Asmussen is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones S. on opening day at Oaklawn Park.

Top trainers vie for 2019 Eclipse Award

Who will win the 2019 Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer? There are plenty of accomplished candidates to choose from, a testament to the quality of racing (and training) in 2019.

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Shoplifted

Shoplifted (outside) wins the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes. (Photo by Dustin Orona/Remington Park) Experience paid off for Shoplifted in the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes on December 15. Although he wasn’t favored, Shoplifted produced a tenacious rally down the Remington Park homestretch to win the one-mile event by a head. The victory marked a significant rebound for Shoplifted and cemented the colt’s status as a contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. He earned $240,000 and 10 [...]

How to bet the Remington Springboard Mile

At first glance Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen appears to have Sunday’s $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes surrounded, but a Kentucky invader is our pick.

Kentucky Derby contender profile: Silver Prospector

Since he's a son of the talented turf horse Declaration of War, you might assume Silver Prospector is destined for a bright future on grass. Even Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen seemed to think so at one point.

Churchill Downs spot plays for Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod

Saturday, November 30 is “Stars of Tomorrow” day at Churchill Downs, which means the Louisville track will host a dozen exciting races for juveniles.

Horses to bet (and bet against) in the American Pharoah Stakes

Horses break from the starting gate at Santa Anita (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) On Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT, racing fans and handicappers across the country will turn their attention to Santa Anita for the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1). This 1 1/16-mile “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the November 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) also serves as a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep race that offers 10 qualification points to the winner. There is [...]

Churchill Downs spot plays: Is Covfefe vulnerable in the Dogwood?

There are 11 races scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at Churchill Downs, but the most interesting events on the card are the final two of the afternoon. The $125,000 Dogwood Stakes for 3-year-old fillies attracted a small but intriguing field, while the finale is a deep maiden special weight with an abundance of entries.

Trainers to watch and wager on at Churchill Downs’ September meet

To help you identify the trainers most likely to produce profitable plays, we’ve used Statsmaster to compile a list of trainers to watch based on the results of the last five September meets at Churchill Downs.