Top horses are entered in two races May 11, with several in a $60,000 sprint stakes at Belmont Park and another in a $41,000 allowance race at Delaware Park.
Most of the Blue Grass field needs a win to make the Derby; can Crimson China do it?
The Factor has been installed as the solid 7-5 favorite in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) as 13 3-year-olds were entered for the $1 million race April 16.
Will The Factor reign again? It is rebound time for Brethren? Will Elite Alex break through? Predict the Order
Lots of movement, as we have a new No. 1 for the first time. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Elite Alex turned in a sharp six-furlong work at Oaklawn for the Arkansas Derby.
There are several changes to Steve's Derby Dozen this week, including a very tight race for the final spot. Read Blog
If Elite Alex doesn't make the Derby, Calvin Borel is available. Read Blog
Astrology hangs on while a few other horses are shifted in the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Looking for a potential Derby contender coming out of this weekend's races? You might want to look outside the winner's circle. Read Blog
Pants On Fire, the lesser-regarded half of a coupled entry for George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly Breen, outdueled favored Mucho Macho Man and held off longshot Nehro to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II).
There are several under-the-radar horses who could run big in this weekend's 3-year-old stakes
Who will win the 2011 Louisiana Derby? Who will complete the exacta? The tri? Is it all Mucho Macho Man? Will Machen or Elite Alex make some noise? Is it time for a new horse to enter the Triple Crown picture? Predict the Order
The addition of The Factor and some juggling highlight this week's Dozen. Read Blog
Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 favorite for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds March 26.
Mucho Macho Man breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 for trainer Kathy Ritvo and is the likely favorite in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on March. 26.
Who will win the 2011 Rebel Stakes? Who will finish last? Will The Factor take them all the way? Is it time for Elite Alex or Sway Away to shine? Predict the Order
J P's Gusto tries to take down The Factor in crowded Rebel Stakes. Read Blog
The Factor ships in from California to take on a dozen rivals in a wide-open edition of the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.
A large field, led by California shipper The Factor and Southwest (gr. III) winner Archarcharch, is expected for the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.
- By Steve Haskin
This is not about who is going to win the Kentucky Derby, as much as who so far has the look of a Derby winner--who is on track to peak on Derby Day, who looks eager to do more than they already have. Read Blog
With just under two weeks until the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II), several leading contenders based at Oaklawn Park posted workouts March 6.
Two days after a rough running of the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park on Presidents' Day, connections for the top four finishers are making tentative plans to join the next dance in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
Robert Yagos' Archarcharch finished first in a scramble in the grade III Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park Feb. 21 to earn his first graded-stakes victory and move forward on the Triple Crown trail.
Recent Oaklawn Park arrival J P's Gusto will be the one to beat when he faces 10 fellow 3-year-olds in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 21 at the Hot Springs, Ark. track.
The track at Oaklawn Park was busy Feb. 14, with some of the top contenders for the Feb. 21, $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) turning in their final workouts.
- By Steve Haskin
Over the past decade or so, racing has seen a new breed of owner enter the sport, many with a corporate philosophy. Read Blog
Debuting this week is the Derby Dozen. But what are the chances even half of those horses listed will even make it to Churchill Downs? And what are the chances the Derby winner is among them? Read Blog
Placing Kentucky Derby future bets is part of the fun in Las Vegas. Read Blog
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