2014 Florida Derby & Louisiana Derby recap

Wildcat Red will be shorter than Tyrion in the final furlong of the Kentucky Derby.

Horse racing doesn’t get much more entertaining than the 2014 edition of the Florida Derby which saw Constitution slip up the rail to deny Wildcat Red the top spot. Rank while racing behind the competition early on, Constitution muscled his way to the front under Javier Castellano for trainer Todd Pletcher. The effort earned Constitution […]

2014 Louisiana Derby betting & picks

2014 Louisiana Derby Picks

#1 Intense Holiday (Harlan’s Holiday x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) 2-1: Risen Star winner got a perfect trip behind the speed that day. The pace looks quick and the favorite has a pedigree that says he’s going to get better with more ground. Still, it’s tough to like him at a short price. Mike Smith […]

2014 Florida Derby betting & picks

2014 Florida Derby betting preview Wildcat Red (D’Wildcat x Racene by Miner’s Mark) 3-1: Scrappy guy was my top pick when he scored the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at odds of 9-2 when last seen. Luis Saez has chosen to stay with Cairo Prince, so John Velazquez picks up the mount. That’s an […]


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, March 24, 2014) – With just under six weeks to go until the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open Thursday, March 27 with fast-rising West Coast star California Chrome (#5) as the narrow favorite over East Coast hero Cairo Prince (#4). […]


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Tamarando ready for Spiral Stakes

Spiral Stakes contender Tamarando

California bred Kentucky Derby contenders are getting a ton of attention this year. Most of it focuses on Road to the Kentucky Derby contender California Chrome, but those following the Kentucky Derby trail would be wise not to sleep on Tamarando. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Russell Baze, he is already a Grade […]

Road to the Kentucky Derby contenders Part II

2014 Kentucky Derby contenders

Part I of my latest 2014 Road to the Kentucky Derby Contenders list included 1. California Chrome, 2. Tapiture, 3. Cairo Prince, 4. Strong Mandate and 5. Candy Boy. Now for the rest. #6 Social Inclusion (Pioneerof The Nile x Saint Bernadette by Saint Ballado): Honor Code is far from a cinch today. Social Inclusion can motor […]

Road to the Kentucky Derby contenders Part I

Much has changed since my last Kentucky Derby contenders post. First, juvenile champ Shared Belief is no longer targeting the race. That is a huge blow to the three-year-old ranks. The gelded son of Candy Ride showed the kind of promise you only see once in a while. The kind of promise we saw from […]

2014 Keeneland Spring Meet & Derby Trail Picks

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The Kentucky Derby trail is heating up and Keeneland is right around the corner. I’m here to help you with expert advice and betting strategies for the remaining Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races as well as the entire Keeneland meet. Anyone that follows me on Twitter knows that I regularly provide free picks that […]

2014 Rebel Stakes betting

2014 Rebel Stakes betting preview

Score picks & analysis for Kentucky Derby trail as well as the entire Keeneland meet for just $125! Jet Cat (Tactical Cat x Emptor by A.P. Jet): Not even close to fast enough to win the Rebel Stakes. Will take something unforeseen for him to impact the race. John McKee rides for Edward Frederick. Ride […]