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Apr 17 2014

Game On Dude Seeks Charles Town Classic Repeat

Take a quick breather from all the fast-paced Kentucky Derby action to check in on 4-year-olds and up in the $1.5M Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2) taking place on Saturday, April 19. The 1 1/8 mile race, hosted by Charles Town Racetrack, has attracted 2013 one-two finishers Game On Dude and Clu...
Apr 09 2014

Conquest Titan Still a Kentucky Derby Hopeful

On track for one of the final 100-point Kentucky Derby  prep races are Conquest Titan, Tapiture and Bayern. Oaklawn Park will host the 1 1/8 mile $1M Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday, April 12, with the winner receiving 100 points toward a Kentucky Derby berth.With just nine points but so mu...
Apr 02 2014

California Chrome Gears Up For Santa Anita Derby

California Chrome, emerging as a force to be reckoned with as the Derby picture gets clearer, will get his final tune-up for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, April 5 in the $1M Santa Anita Derby (G1). The race is a 1 1/8 mile points race taking place at Santa Anita Park  and will offer 100-5...
Mar 25 2014

Cairo Prince Looks to Clinch Derby Spot in Florida Derby

The $1M Florida Derby (G1) is a 1 1/8 mile race taking place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 29. The winner, who will earn 100 points, is guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky Derby – and Cairo Prince, Spot and Wildcat Red are looking to clinch one of only 20 berths available. Cairo Prince, ...
Mar 18 2014

Tamarando Leads Spiral Stakes Contenders

A large field is expected to contest the $550,000 Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 22. The 1 1/8 mile event is a points-race for the Kentucky Derby and will feature Tamarando, Solitary Ranger and Big Bazinga.Riding the bubble of Kentucky Derby eligibility is Tamarando, a Jer...
Mar 11 2014

Honor Code Headlines Rebel Stakes

The next stop on the Derby trail is at Oaklawn Park for the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) on Saturday, March 15. It’s a 1 1/16 mile race for 3-year-olds and worth points towards the Kentucky Derby. Highly touted Honor Code may make his 2014 debut in the Rebel, alongside tough rivals like Tapitur...
Feb 25 2014

In Trouble Aiming for Gotham Stakes Score

Next up in the Kentucky Derby Championship Series is the $500,000 Gotham Stakes (G3), a 1 1/16 mile race taking place at Aqueduct on Saturday, March 1. In Trouble, Surfing U S A and Uncle Sigh are among the top contenders for this Kentucky Derby points race, which will award 50-20-10-5 points to...
Feb 19 2014

Top Billing On Track for Fountain of Youth

The $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) kicks off the Kentucky Derby Championship Series on Saturday, February 22 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16 mile race is restricted to 3-year-olds and will award 50-20-10-5 points toward Kentucky Derby eligibility to the top-four finishers.  Top Billi...
Feb 12 2014

El Camino Real Derby Contenders Seek Derby Points

The road to the Kentucky Derby will storm through Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, February 15 with the running of the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3). The 1 1/8 mile race, restricted to 3-year-olds, will showcase recent maiden winner Texas Ryano, along with stakes winners Tamarando and Enterp...
Feb 04 2014

Diamond Bachelor Facing Tough Field in Robert B. Lewis

With early Kentucky Derby favorite Shared Belief likely bypassing the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2) on Saturday, February 8, the 1 1/16 mile race looks to be a wide-open affair. Diamond Bachelor, Midnight Hawk and Candy Boy are among the top contenders for this Kentucky Derby points race ...
Jan 27 2014

Uncle Sigh Seeks Derby Points in Withers Stakes

The road to the Kentucky Derby continues with the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, February 1. The 1 1/16 mile event is a points-race for the Kentucky Derby, offering 10-4-2-1 points to the top-four finishers. The top contenders include Uncle Sigh, Samraat and...
Jan 21 2014

Cairo Prince Tops Holy Bull Contenders

Kentucky Derby eligibility points are available in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 25. The 1 1/16 mile race is for 3-year-olds on the road to the first leg of the Triple Crown. Cairo Prince, Coup de Grace and Mr. Speaker top the list of contenders. Mak...
Jan 14 2014

Gold Hawk Sets Sights on Lecomte Stakes

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby will begin in Louisiana on Saturday, January 18 with the running of the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course. A large field is expected to contest the one-mile 70 yard race, including Gold Hawk, Albano and Got Shades. Up for grabs are ...
Jan 06 2014

Indianapolis Begins Road to Kentucky Derby in Sham Stakes

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby continues with another chance to earn eligibility points in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. The one-mile race will take place at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, January 1, and will award 10-4-2-1 points to the top-four finishers. Indianapolis, Kri...
Dec 16 2013

Malibu Stakes Kicks off Winter Meet at Santa Anita

The site of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Santa Anita Park is getting set to unveil its winter-spring race offerings. Starting on December 26, the track in Arcadia, Calif., will kick off its meet with the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds going seven furlongs....
Dec 09 2013

Triple Crown Contenders Vie for CashCall Futurity Top Prize

Future Triple Crown contenders will make the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (G1) their next prep race on Saturday, December 14. This year’s race, marking the last time it will be hosted by Hollywood Park, may feature as many as 12 2-year-olds, including Tap It Rich, We Miss Artie and Tamarando. Tr...
Nov 19 2013

$1M Delta Downs Jackpot Top Contenders

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby continues with the running of the $1M Delta Downs Jackpot (G3). The 1 1/16 mile race is restricted to 2-year-olds and will take place at Delta Downs on Saturday, November 23; 10-4-2-1 points toward Kentucky Derby eligibility will be awarded to the top-four fin...
May 06 2013

Orb Wins 2013 Kentucky Derby

On Saturday, May 4, 19 starters were sent off for the 139th Kentucky Derby (G1), a 1 1/4 mile race for 3-year-olds with a $2M purse. Orb, the 5-1 favorite, delivered a thrilling come-from-behind victory in front of a crowd of 151,616 at Churchill Downs. At the break, Palace Malice took the early...
May 01 2013

Horse Racing Analysis: A Closer Look at This Year's Huge Up & Down Swings

As exhilarating as ANIMAL KINGDOM'S victory was in the 2011 Kentucky Derby , so was the letdown we experienced when he was clobbered at the start of the 2011 Belmont Stakes  and was knocked out of training for the year. Bovada's online racebook has all the best horse racing odds f...
Apr 29 2013

Betting on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Last week, Bovada Racebook took a look at some of the top Kentucky Derby contenders. Part two highlights other 2013 Kentucky Derby horses worth a look before the 1 1/4 mile race on Saturday, May 4 at Churchill Downs, including Vyjack, Normandy Invasion and Oxbow. **Join now and bet on all the Tr...