Category: Horse Sense
The long journeys to the 2014 renewals of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks are in the homestretch and, with guidance offered by the standings on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” and Oaks point system leaderboards, the fields for both races are mostly set.
It’s been written in this corner over the years that one could enjoy significant success in handicapping the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands by simply searching for the horse that is the best story.
The first of 100 points-to-the-winner preps for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands last weekend locked down spots in the starting gate for the big race on the first Saturday in May, but did little to add clarity to the overall Derby picture.
With just over six weeks remaining in preparation time for Kentucky Derby 140 at Churchill Downs and number of major prep races dwindling to a short roster of critical tests, a major question remains. Is anybody good enough to win two of these things?
When any enterprise has been around as long as Thoroughbred racing or the soon-to-be 140-year-old Kentucky Derby, history is going to generate a few adages, aphorisms and a good amount of conventional wisdom as part of its culture. After decades of following racing and its biggest event, this one has emerged as my favorite; “You [...]
Another milepost on the journey to the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is now visible only with a backward glance.
The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race that will determine eligibility for the horses that compete in the upcoming 135th running of America’s Greatest Race ratcheted up the intensity level last week with the first of the year’s Championship Series races in which the winner earns 50 points.
A Thoroughbred gets only one shot to win the Kentucky Derby.