Kentucky Derby News

Expert picks September 11, 2023

How do our Wagering Experts see it?

Learn how to bet on the Kentucky Derby with tips from our racing experts.

September 11, 2023

Learn more on what bets you can make on the Kentucky Derby

Placing a bet on the Kentucky Derby is a fun way to have a rooting interest in the outcome, even if you don’t know much about the sport. But learning a few nuances of handicapping horse races will elevate your enjoyment of the Derby to a new level.

June 10, 2023

Arcangelo gives trainer Antonucci historic win in Belmont Stakes

Thirty years after Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone became the first and thus far only female jockey to win a Triple Crown race when guiding Colonial Affair in the 1993 Belmont S. (G1), the "Test of the Champion" yielded another first when Arcangelo gave...

Pedigree fun facts May 8, 2023

2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage’s pedigree fun facts

Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Mage is from the first crop of champion Good Magic, who was second to Justify in the 2018 Run for the Roses. And that’s just the beginning of his Derby-themed pedigree.

Education May 4, 2023

How to place your first exotics bet

Newcomers or once-a-year visitors to the racetrack can easily figure out straight wagers like Win, Place, and Show, but what about so-called 'exotic' bets?
The number of intra-race and multi-race wagers has exploded in the last several decades....

Wagering April 18, 2023

Betting Smarter: 4 lessons from 4 years of working in horse racing

You can learn a lot in a little time in horse racing, and at the same time, you’ll never stop discovering new strategies and techniques as a horse racing bettor.

Horse Profile April 17, 2021

Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Medina Spirit

Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit currently sits in eighth place on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series with 74 points. The dark bay colt has finished first or second in each of his five lifetime efforts to date for conditioner...

Horse Profile April 16, 2021

Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Get Her Number

Horse Profile: Get Her Number
Gary Barber’s Get Her Number ranks 20th with 20 points on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series leaderboard. The Grade 1 winner boasts a lifetime line of 5-2-0-0, $275,667 for conditioner Peter Miller....

Horse Profile April 4, 2021

Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Essential Quality

Godolphin’s homebred Essential Quality earned 100 more points on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby following a game neck triumph in the $800,000 Blue Grass S. (G2) at Keeneland on April 3. Piloted by regular rider Luis Saez, the colt...

March 25, 2021

Fourteen set for Japan Road finale in Fukuryu Stakes

The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby concludes with Saturday’s Fukuryu S. at Nakayama. None of the three previous winners in the series will line up, so the about 1 1/8-mile test will produce a new leader with its 40-16-8-4 points structure.