2012 Malibu Stakes betting preview

2012 Malibu Stakes betting

The Grade 1 Malibu Stakes is a dirt sprint at the distance of seven furlongs for three-year-olds. The Santa Anita race is worth $300k and will go forward at 3:37 PT as the eighth of nine races. Trainer Bob Baffert has always been high on FED BIZ. The son of Giant’s Causeway disappointed when last […]

The Daily Derby News Blitz – April 15, 2012

Bodemeister will ship to Churchill Downs on Monday

 The final two significant Derby preps are officially in the books!  The top finishers from both the G1 Blue Grass and the G1 Arkansas Derby all appeared to exit yesterday’s races well, and will proceed to Louisville to run in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby in less than 3 weeks.  Bodemeister, who absolutely crushed the […]

The Daily Derby News Blitz – April 9, 2012

With only a few more preps remaining before the Kentucky Derby, the majority of contenders know if they are in or out for the big dance.  However, a few “bubble” horses will be affected by two more preps this weekend; the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the Grade 1 Bluegrass Stakes.  (The Coolmore Lexington Stakes […]

The Daily Derby News Blitz – March 29, 2012

Thursdays usually mark the calm before the storm, and there certainly is a storm brewing this weekend in Florida, figuratively that is.  Superstar Union Rags, who many people believe could be our best chance to break the Triple Crown drought, will be making his final prep race Saturday in the Grade 1 Florida Derby.  If […]

Kentucky Derby Lucky 13

Union Rags

By Chelsey Burris  Lucky 13 is a ranking of 13 of the best current 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in racing who are pointing to the Kentucky Derby.  Each horse appears with their graded stakes earnings, as well as their current rank in earnings.  For example, top choice Union Rags is 2nd on the Derby earnings list with […]

2012 San Vicente Stakes Preview

The last time the Grade 2 seven furlong San Vicente Stakes (Santa Anita|Race 7|Sunday) produced a Kentucky Derby winner was in 1997 when Silver Charm wore the Roses. It has produced several fine horses since then, including Came Home, Sidney’s Candy and The Factor. This year’s group looks promising. Creative Cause (Giant’s Causeway x Dream […]

Drill looks to get back on track in San Pedro Stakes


Many thought of Drill (Lawyer Ron x Cat Dancer by Storm Cat) as a top Kentucky Derby contender after he took the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. It’s been mostly downhill since then. He returned from his Grade 1 win to finish second in the Grade 1 Norfolk, but was then 10th in the Breeders’ Cup […]

Scat Daddy edges out Hard Spun as top freshman sire in 2011


Scat Daddy, behind the strength of turf and synthetic runners, ended 2011 as the top freshman sire in America. The son of Johannesburg captured the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes in 2006 before annexing the Florida Derby in the following year. His racing career abruptly ended after a tendon injury that trainer Todd Pletcher believed could […]

2011 Delta Jackpot Stakes has Kentucky Derby implications

Sabercat wins the Garden State Stakes

The $1,000,000 Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs will almost assuredly impact the 2012 Kentucky Derby. The winner  is guaranteed a spot in the starting gate of the Run for the Roses because of the massive amount of graded stakes earnings accumulated by winning the Jackpot. Even the second place finisher will do well in that […]

2011 Breeders Cup Juvenile Preview


 **Click the link to learn about our Breeders Cup Picks. Also, check out our online horse betting page!** The Breeders Cup Juvenile is always an interesting race. My favorite edition of the event was in 2007 when War Pass splashed home in wire to wire fashion. He was and is still among my favorite horses of all time. […]