American Pharoah Wins

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And thus, concludes the Derby Handicap with the lowest $2 WPS payouts in my memory: $2.20, $2.20, and $2.10. *slow clap* Winners, who will be messaged in this order, are as followed: First goes Horseracingfever/N-e-body with $72.90, place is Niallwithstubble …

American Pharoah Poised for Arkansas Glory

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The two-year-old champion returns for another go around Oaklawn’s oval before the Run for the Roses, this time with a million dollar purse on the line and not too many new names facing him at the gate. Southwest (III) winner …

Carpe Diem Favored in Blue Grass Stakes

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The Blue Grass Stakes (I) at Keeneland is a traditionally important Kentucky Derby prep race, and in recent years, has been heavily attended thanks in part to its polytrack surface which enticed turf horses to try an alternative surface. Now …

Florida Derby Update, Apologies

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I’m sorry to anyone and everyone for being a little slow on the uptake this week, as I didn’t even get around to posting an analysis of the Florida Derby as expected. That’s what happens sometimes when you get the …

Dubai Sky Takes the Spiral!

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Great showing from this good-looking colt, who looked the best in the post parade and ran beautifully and effortlessly in his polytrack debut. Looks like Bill Mott has more than one really interesting prospect this year, which is kind of …

Metaboss Hopes to Keep It Up in Spiral

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Photo by Don August For many, the Spiral Stakes is not the most glamorous Kentucky Derby points race with 50 points on the line, for very often, a mix of a turf-to-poly wannabes. This year futures a couple interesting poly …

American Pharoah Wins

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The results of the Rebel Stakes (II) yesterday came as little surprise to the general masses, as two-year-old champion male American Pharoah skipped in the mud to win his first race as a three-year-old. Many a Derby Handicapper chose the …

American Pharoah Returns in Rebel

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Photo courtesy Santa Anita Park It’s the race many have waited months to see– the return of juvenile male champion American Pharoah to the track! I feel like I’ve beaten this race to death way before the post draw, so …

El Kabeir Wins the Gotham in Style!

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The gray Scat Daddy colt kept it up with a very snazzy win in the mud that elevates his status among many and puts him on top of the Kentucky Derby points trail! Many people had El Kabeir pegged as …

Repole/Pletcher Sends Three to Gotham

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With Withers Stakes (III) winner Far From Over waiting until the April 4 Wood Memorial (I) to run again, the field for the Gotham Stakes has lost a little potential star power but maintains plenty of interest among its field …