Kentucky Derby

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Whoa Nellie, Maybe Coburn's Right

In their rush to heap ridicule on upstart horse owner Steve Coburn for complaining about the Triple Crown series, the racing press and, apparently, most of the sport's fans, are missing an important point.... Read More


What does a horse have to do to get a little respect these days? Looking at the careers of Derby hopefuls Pioneerof the Nile and General Quarters.... Read More

Safety First

  • 08 May 2008 12:33 PM

By Alex Waldrop, Like many of you, I watched Saturday's Kentucky Derby and was in awe of the amazing performance of Big Brown and his talented jockey, Kent Desormeaux. Big Brown ran a race from the 20th post position that was remarkable. And Desormeaux rode a race that even I could appreciate as very skillful. Unfortunately for racing, events unfolded after the race that completely overshadowed Big Brown's impressive performance.... Read More

Behind a Derby Favorite, Tragedy and Redemption

  • 02 May 2008 3:40 PM

For Big Brown, undefeated but having raced only three times, the Derby (4 p.m. ET, NBC; post time 6:04) is a chance to validate the hype that has made such an inexperienced colt the favorite among oddsmakers to win the most prestigious event in American horse racing.... Read More

Top 7 Who Won't Win the Derby

  • 02 May 2008 1:22 PM

There were 38,191 North American foals born in 2005 (hat tip to the Jockey Club), and only 20 will be allowed in the gate in a little over a week. That is, one-twentieth of one percent get into the gate, and yet I am about to tell you that Recapturetheglory, winner of the grade II Illinois Derby is a complete toss. That's because I'm going to give you my Top 7 Who Won't Win the Derby list. ... Read More

The Computer Says the Derby Winner Is...

  • 02 May 2008 11:58 AM

The 2008 edition of C-J Derby DataTrack has now been updated for the last time and contains the Derby Rating, a total based upon a mathematical formula that assigns a value to each of the nearly 60 factors included in the data base.... Read More

How to Pick a Derby Horse if you are a Newbie

  • 01 May 2008 4:34 PM

First, a blog is always about helping people and a "n00b" is slang for newbie, or rookie. You're welcome. So, you're also new to the Kentucky Derby, and you're looking to make your first pick and not look too foolish. Have no fear; I'm here to help you.... Read More

Don't Get Burned - Pick Pyro

  • 01 May 2008 4:30 PM

Courtesy of The New York Times Dean Keppler, author of Betting the Kentucky Derby: How to Wager and Win on America’s Biggest Horse Race from DRF Press, discussed his approach to betting the Derby earlier this week. Now with the post positions set, he gives us his picks: 1) PYRO 2) ADRIANO 3) Z FORTUNE For his reasoning and more on how to bet the race, 9- PYRO (6/1) Steve Asmussen’s Pulpit colt was... Read More

HorseRace Insider - Time to Change Kentucky Derby Eligibility Rules

  • 01 May 2008 10:13 AM

Win, lose or post position draw, this should be the final year that Kentucky Derby eligibility is determined by earnings, graded or otherwise. The system has outlived its utility and no longer makes sense. Twenty Derby starters is the modern rule, not the exception. And it matters not whether that this year's draw involving the filly Eight Belles went smoothly. Using any criteria, she earned her way in.... Read More

World's Most Expensive Mint Julep Cup

  • 01 May 2008 9:26 AM

If you watched the Kentucky Derby post position draw Wednesday on ESPN2, perhaps you caught a glimpse of the internationally famous sports artist LeRoy Neiman - how could you miss his mustache? - scribbling away in the crowd.... Read More

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