Kentucky Derby News

March 14, 2021

Concert Tour passes two-turn test comfortably in Rebel

Concert Tour ran his rivals in Saturday's $1 million Rebel S. (G2) off their feet while giving trainer Bob Baffert his eighth win in the 1 1/16-mile Oaklawn Park fixture since 2010.
Breaking sharp under Joel Rosario, Concert Tour outran 6-5 favorite...

Horse Profile March 14, 2021

Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Concert Tour

Gary and Mary West’s homebred Concert Tour notched 50 points on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby following his 4 1/4-length triumph in the $1 million Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park on March 13. The superb sophomore endured 1 1/16 miles in...

Pedigree fun facts March 13, 2021

Pedigree fun facts: Concert Tour

Concert Tour is bred along a pattern similar to another homebred campaigned by Gary and Mary West – champion Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1). 
Both are by sons of Street Cry...

March 11, 2021

The Derby Dispatch: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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With seven weeks remaining until the first Saturday in May, the action is heating up in the Road to the Kentucky...

Features March 11, 2021

Tales from the Crib: Life Is Good

When early Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Life Is Good extended his unbeaten record to 3-for-3 in the March 6 San Felipe (G2), the manner of his victory became a hot topic of conversation. 
His imperious eight-length romp, in good time, underscored...

Expert picks March 11, 2021

Expert Pick of the Week: 2021 Rebel Stakes

A total of 85 qualifying points (50-20-10-5) toward the Run for the Roses are on the line in Saturday’s $1 million Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park. The lucrative 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series contest features a fine...

March 9, 2021

Three Takeaways from the 2021 Gotham Stakes

Eighty-five Kentucky Derby qualifying points were offered, and Saturday’s Gotham S. (G3) at Aqueduct produced a thrilling finish.
Here are three Gotham takeaways.
Massive upset by Weyburn!
A 46-1 outsider in his first start since early December,...

March 9, 2021

Concert Tour looking to give Baffert an eighth win in the Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, conventionally loaded this year with top Kentucky Derby (G1) prospects, will look to win Saturday's $1 million Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park for the eighth time in 12 years. Baffert's leading representative...

March 9, 2021

Three Takeaways from the 2021 Tampa Bay Derby

Tampa Bay Downs hosted its centerpiece event on Saturday, the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), and a new Kentucky Derby contender emerged in the 1 1/16-mile qualifier, which awarded points on a 50-20-10-5 scale.
Here are three Tampa Bay Derby takeaways.

March 9, 2021

Three Takeaways from the 2021 San Felipe

Saturday’s San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita awarded 85 points as a qualifier, and early Kentucky Derby favorite Life Is Good did not disappoint as the odds-on choice.
Here are three San Felipe takeaways.
Life Is Good crushes foes!
After winning...