2012 Delta Jackpot picks, tips and odds

Delta Jackpot betting & picks & odds

The $1 million Delta Jackpot from Delta Downs is contested at the distance of one and one sixteenth miles for two-year-olds. It will go forward 4:15 CT as race 7 on an 11 race card. The winner of this race will earn 10 points towards an entry in the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday […]

Kentucky Derby winning connections vie for Breeders’ Cup Classic

Handsome Mike

The owner (Paul Reddam) and trainer (Doug O’Neill) of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another are targeting the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Pennsylvania Derby champ Handsome Mike. Ridden by the up and coming jockey Irad Ortiz in Parx Racing’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby,  Handsome Mike will be an important factor if he makes the Classic. […]

I’ll Have Another – Forever Underestimated

I'll Have Another with Lava Man

I’ll Have Another was never meant to be a great racehorse.  His sire Flower Alley, who at the time was considered to be so-so, wasn’t exactly turning heads with his progeny.  When this chestnut colt entered the Keeneland sales ring as a yearling in September of 2010, the audience wasn’t too impressed.  He brought only […]

I’ll Have Another & Belmont contenders to detention barn on Tuesday

I'll Have Another

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion I’ll Have Another is doing well in the days leading up to his bid to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner. The son of Flower Alley had the track all to himself as he galloped on Friday morning. Trainer Doug O’Neill noted that it was “great” to have […]

Plenty of advice for Team O’Neill & I’ll Have Another

I'll Have Another

It has been 34 years since a chestnut colt named Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Otherwise known as the Triple Crown, this sweep has not been completed by any horse since Affirmed. A long list forms the names of those that have tried and failed, but it is not from […]

Triple Crown Near Misses: Spectacular Bid

Spectacular Bid

Spectacular Bid (Bold Bidder x Spectacular by Promised Land) is without a doubt one of the greatest equines to ever set foot on a racetrack. He won 26 of 30 career starts and never lost from seven to ten furlongs. His career ended with earnings of $2,781,608 which was a record at that time.  A […]

I’ll Have Another wins the Preakness

CREDIT: Eclipse Sportswire

In a tremendous display of class and determination, Kentucky Derby champion I’ll Have Another set dead aim on Arkansas Derby victor Bodemeister in the stretch of the Preakness before passing him in the shadow of the wire. He completed the 1 3/16 miles distance in 1:55.94 under a masterful ride from Mario Gutierrez while earning a […]

Interesting Game Of Cat And Mouse Set For The Preakness

The Grade 1 Preakness Stakes is always a fun and exciting race to watch.  Typically, the winner of the Kentucky Derby goes to Pimlico Race Course as the huge favorite for the prestigious middle jewel of the Triple Crown.  This year, quite a different situation has developed.  Derby favorite Bodemeister, who ended up finishing second […]

One leg down, two to go; recapping the 2012 Kentucky Derby

I'll Have Another

Bodemeister seemingly had the 2012 Kentucky Derby in his pocket turning for home under the Twin Spires, but it was I’ll Have Another who rallied down the lane to register the 1 ½ length score. It was a neck back to the hard charging Dullahan and ¾ of a length behind that one was Went The Day […]

Unfortunately, Grade 1 winner Square Eddie is back in training

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I remember getting a call from a friend at the Daily Racing Form back in 2008. We had come to know one another from a previous job we shared. The reason for her call was to discuss the Grade 1 Lanes End Breeders Futurity. She had recently started her job with the DRF back then, […]