Kentucky Derby

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Do January Derby Preps Matter?

By J. Keeler Johnson ("Keelerman") In the quiet month of January—the only month in American horse racing that does not feature at least one grade I race!—it’s natural to pay special attention to the early... Read More

The Road to the Derby Begins

By J. Keeler Johnson ("Keelerman") Happy New Year, everyone! There is definitely a bit of sadness in bidding farewell to 2014, as it was a wonderful year with some of the very best racing in recent memory... Read More

Kentucky Derby 140 Selections

By J. Keeler Johnson (“Keelerman”) It is with a degree of confusion and uncertainty that I sit down to write my analysis of the Kentucky Derby . As of yesterday—actually, make that early this morning—the... Read More

Kentucky Derby 140 Pedigrees Examined

Depending on the pace of the race, running out the 10 furlongs of the Kentucky Derby is as much about class as it is about pedigree. As they approach the final furlong marker it is invariably a time where... Read More

Who Will Win the Derby Trial?

By J. Keeler Johnson ("Keelerman") This Saturday, racing returns to Churchill Downs with a ten-race program that is highlighted by the $150,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) . In recent years, the Derby... Read More

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