With a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, it may be time to start thinking about handicapping the race for an off track. Read Blog
There are several longshots worthy of a second look in this wide-open Derby. Read Blog
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Pants On Fire showed his affinity for the off track at Churchill Downs on May 1 when the Jump Start colt breezed four furlongs in :47 4/5.
Lenny Shulman interviews Rosie Napravnik, jockey for Pants on Fire. Watch Video
Foreign and domestic weekend racing, Derby contenders at Churchill Downs, and more! View Slideshow
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Before we get really perplexed and befuddled by the morass of statistics, opinions, and rumors, here is one person's opinion of the best of what we have and what we've seen, broke down by categories. Read Blog
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat continued his preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 21 when he worked five furlongs at Palm Meadows in :59.07.
The top five for Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen looks much different this week, Dialed In still sits on top. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Risen Star winner turns in a stiff drill for trainer Kathy Ritvo at Gulfstream Park.
There are several changes to Steve's Derby Dozen this week, including a very tight race for the final spot. Read Blog
Dialed In, who banked $600,000 for his last-to-first victory in the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, jumped from No. 17 to No. 2 on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Jump Start was a standout juvenile who missed out on a sophomore campaign -- but his son Pants On Fire is getting hot right in time for the upcoming 3-year-old classics.
A review of last week's preps, including the Louisiana Derby. Also, an interview with the owners of Pants On Fire. Watch Video
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
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Pants On Fire and third-place finisher Mucho Macho Man are being pointed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for their next starts, their trainers indicated March 27.
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).
With three Derby preps and the World Cup, this weekend offers plenty of action. Read Blog
Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Louisiana Derby, Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks. Watch Video
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
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.
Who will win the 2011 Risen Star? A favorite or a longshot? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Predict the Order
Catesby Clay's homebred Rogue Romance installed the 3-1 favorite for the Feb. 19 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds; shares top billing with Mucho Macho Man.
Wilkinson used a rail-skimming ride from Garrett Gomez to register a mild upset in the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) as Fair Grounds' road to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) got underway Jan. 22.
Justin Phillip leads a short field in the $100,000 Lecomte (gr. III) Jan. 22 at Fair Grounds. Owner Ahmed Zayat is hoping the $400,000 yearling can make it to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in May.
To Honor and Serve will try to finish off a strong juvenile season when he meets six rivals in the $200,000 Remsen (gr. II) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct.
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