Kentucky Derby News

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.

Expert picks March 25, 2021

Expert Pick of the Week: 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks

A full field of 12 will aim to receive qualifying points in the $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park on Saturday. The 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series event will reward the top-four finishers with points on a 100-40-20-10...

March 25, 2021

The Derby Dispatch: Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Saturday will arguably be one of the most action-packed days thus far on the Road to Kentucky Derby 147 with a quartet...

Horse Profile March 24, 2021

Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Hot Rod Charlie

Roadrunner Racing, Boat Racing, and William Strauss’ Hot Rod Charlie picked up 100 points on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby series following his two-length victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March...

March 24, 2021

Crazy Beautiful faces six in Gulfstream Park Oaks

Davona Dale S. (G2) runner-up Crazy Beautiful has been established as a slight 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $200,000 Gulfstream Parks Oaks (G2). She will meet six rivals in the 1 1/16-mile race.
A major qualifier for the Kentucky Oaks...

March 24, 2021

Greatest Honour installed as 6-5 choice for 11-horse Florida Derby

Winner of the Fountain of Youth S. (G2) and Holy Bull S. (G3), Greatest Honour will receive his final Kentucky Derby tune-up in Saturday’s $750,000 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The 6-5 morning line favorite will face 10 rivals from post...

March 23, 2021

Three Takeaways from the 2021 Louisiana Derby

The first of eight major Kentucky Derby qualifiers, Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) awarded points on a 100-40-20-10 scale to the top four.
Here are three Louisiana Derby takeaways.
Hot Rod Charlie revs it up in final Kentucky...

Wagering March 23, 2021

Champion Essential Quality Made 3-1 Morning Line Favorite in Final Kentucky Derby 147 Future Wager Pool

Godolphin’s undefeated champion colt Essential Quality was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of 24 betting options for Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) that will span Friday-Sunday.

Features March 23, 2021

Tales from the Crib: Greatest Honour

Given Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s methodology, you’d expect Greatest Honour to be a case study in the virtue of patience. And so it is – but with a rather different twist. Greatest Honour is here because of the determination...

March 22, 2021

Japanese, American shippers tackle talented locals in UAE Derby

Saturday’s $750,000 UAE Derby (G2) has attracted an international field in keeping with its venue, the Dubai World Cup program at Meydan. American shippers Ambivalent and Lugamo will line up against Japanese contenders as well as a talented home...