About Ryan Patterson

Ryan Patterson is an Ultimate Fighting Champion, bronze Olympic medalist, member of the Save The Whales Foundation and the best horse racing handicapper alive.

Kentucky Derby 2014 Pace (Speed)

Kentucky Derby 2014 contender Chitu

Kentucky Derby 2014 pace could be one of the fastest in recent years. Pace makes the race. The Kentucky Derby is no exception. Analysts speculate at a fast pace for the Derby almost every year, but that doesn’t make it any less true when backed up by evidence. Sire: Indian Charlie Dam: Cradlesong by Pine […]

Kentucky Derby 2014 Long Shots

Kentucky Derby 2014 contender Ride on Curlin

Kentucky Derby 2014 will have a decisive favorite in Santa Anita Derby champion California Chrome. While he holds a strong hand, this is still the Kentucky Derby and anything can happen when three-year-olds go ten furlongs for the first time. Should California Chrome fail to deliver, the win payoff and subsequently Kentucky Derby exacta, trifecta […]

Blue Grass Stakes & Arkansas Derby Picks

Blue Grass & Arkansas Derby Picks ($29.99) Saturday’s Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby drew very large and very competitive fields. What does that mean? Huge payouts! Give yourself an advantage when you bet on these races by checking out my previews for both races. Blue Grass Stakes Picks Arkansas Derby Picks My selections for […]

2014 Blue Grass Stakes Preview

2014 Blue Grass Stakes Picks

Derby Trail & Keeneland Picks PRICE REDUCED! ($29.99) #1 Asserting Bear (Bear’s Kid x Star Guest by Assert) 15-1: Couldn’t get to the wire first in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes despite having a huge pace to set it up for his closing kick. The winner of that race, We Miss Artie, got a paltry […]

2014 Arkansas Derby betting preview

2014 Blue Grass Stakes & Arkansas Derby Picks

The 2014 Arkansas Derby is a treasure chest of points for the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Tapiture is already guaranteed a spot in the starting gate in the Run for the Roses, but top contenders like Commissioner, Bayern and Strong Mandate will need a first or second place finish to keep their Triple Crown […]

Bobby’s Kitten 3-1 Blue Grass Stakes favorite

Ken Ramsey will try to secure a third starter (in addition to We Miss Artie & Vicar’s In Trouble) for the May 3 Kentucky Derby when homebred Bobby’s Kitten competes as the 3-1 favorite in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes. Named for the late, great Bobby Frankel, Bobby’s Kitten has raced exclusively on turf until now. […]

2014 Santa Anita Derby Review

Bellamy Road won the Wood Memorial by 17 1/2 lengths before finishing 7th in the Kentucky Derby

As the field turned for home in the Santa Anita Derby, everyone came under a drive; except California Chrome. It was as if the Art Sherman trained son of Lucky Pulpit hadn’t even been warmed up yet. Without breaking a sweat, California Chrome took the Santa Anita Derby by 5 1/4 lengths while stopping the […]

2014 Wood Memorial Review

Social Inclusion & Samraat ran out of gas in the Wood Memorial.

The Wood Memorial produced an unlikely, yet unsurprising winner when Wicked Strong stormed down the lane to secure a three and two parts of a length win on Saturday. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens, Wicked Strong had previously displayed an affinity for the surface at Aqueduct when he finished third beaten just a half length in […]

Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby Picks

Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby picks and selections are locked and loaded. I’m really excited for today’s races. It took me three hours to determine my betting selections. Players are getting FIVE picks to win today as well three different Pick 4 tickets. I’m looking for a bomb somewhere along the line and have […]

Henderson out to break Grand National hoodoo

  There would be fewer more popular winners of Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National than champion trainer Nicky Henderson, who despite his mammoth list of major successes over the last 35 years has never managed to get his hands on the Grand National trophy, a fact he is hoping will change as he saddles no less […]