Less than a month away, the Kentucky Derby was turned upside down when favored Uncle Mo was defeated by Toby's Corner, who passed Arthur's Tale in the final strides to post a shocking upset in the Wood Memorial (gr. I).
A huge weekend of racing like this, which includes three Derby preps and opening weekend of Keeneland, needs little introduction. Let's get right to it. Read Blog
A review of the Florida Derby, the Dream Big Moment with Robert LaPenta, owner of Dialed In, and a look at the three preps for the weekend: Wood Memorial, Illinois Derby, and Santa Anita Derby. Watch Video
Jason, Tom and Rich handicap the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Ashland. Watch Video
If you watched the final game of the NCAA tournament, you have a feel for the makeup of the Grade I Wood Memorial field, except for one horse.
The general consensus is that Uncle Mo will have little trouble in the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9 at Aqueduct when he takes on nine seemingly overmatched rivals in his final Derby prep.
The main question regarding the Wood Memorial is whether anyone can test Uncle Mo.
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.
The third and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended April 3 with unbeaten champion Uncle Mo favored to win the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
A lively opening day of betting in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended with unbeaten champion Uncle Mo as a narrow favorite.
Over the next two weeks, Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo will take their final steps before the Kentucky Derby. Read Blog
On April 9, fans at Aqueduct and the Belmont Cafe will receive an Uncle Mo bracelet to commemorate the champion's appearance in the $1 million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo may face a short and overmatched field in the $1 million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 9.
Unbeaten Uncle Mo looms as a strong favorite when the third and final betting pool in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run Friday, April 1.
Astrology hangs on while a few other horses are shifted in the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
The New York Racing Association has announced that beginning March 29, it will be conducting an online "Get to Know Mo" contest.
After watching Stay Thirsty breeze five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company with a stablemate at Palm Meadows the morning of March 27, trainer Todd Pletcher will likely make an equipment change for the April 2 Florida Derby.
Featuring an interview with George Bolton, co-owner of The Factor. Watch Video
The addition of The Factor and some juggling highlight this week's Dozen. Read Blog
The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
The purse for this year's renamed Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) has been increased to $1 million through a presenting sponsorship from Resorts World New York to the New York Racing Association.
Comparisons to Uncle Mo can be made to Seattle Slew...and Chief's Crown. Read Blog
Racing from Dubai, Australia and horses like Uncle Mo and Tackleberry. View Slideshow
There are changes in this week's Derby Dozen. A few new and a few moved, as we welcome Premier Pegasus and Silver Medallion to the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Repole Stable's unbeaten champion Uncle Mo (#23), an easy winner in his 2011 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes, emerged as the favorite in the second of three pools of Churchill Downs' 2011 KDFW.
There is a possibility that the Derby favorite may stay in Florida instead of going to the Wood. Read Blog
The 2010 Champion 2yo looks to rebound in the Derby. Read More
Champion Uncle Mo turned away a challenge from Rattlesnake Bridge and pulled away in the stretch to post an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut.
On the eve of his seasonal debut, unbeaten champion Uncle Mo emerged over the inexperienced Runflatout as the narrow choice in the March 11 first day of Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Will Brethren put away a seemingly overmatched field and continue his ascent to the top of the division? Who will shoot to the top of the class in California? And will Uncle Mo begin his season in style? Read Blog
Uncle Mo is going to be an overwhelming favorite no matter who he faces in the Timely Writer tomorrow at Gulfstream. However, the ways things are looking now, the undefeated champion may have to face even less than expected.
Jason, Tom and Rich handicap the San Felipe (gr. II), Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) and the Timely Writer S. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo will make his season debut against five in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
Part II in an ongoing blog series authored by Mike Repole, owner of Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo. Read Blog
Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.
Although some question the decision to use the March 12 Timely Writer Stakes as Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, owner Mike Repole feels the one-mile ungraded race is the right vehicle for last year's champion.
Yes, it's easy to knock Stay Thirsty's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) victory. He time was slow, his Beyer figure was low, he wasn't beating a strong field. Read Blog
Only slight movement this week with Stay Thirsty moving up to #3. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Juvenile champion Uncle Mo put in a half-mile move in :48 4/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher March 6 in preparation for his fast-approaching 3-year-old debut at Gulfsteam Park.
The Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List includes all 3-year-oldscolts, geldings and fillies who were made eligible for this year's Triple Crown at $600 per horse when the early nomination period closed Jan. 22.
Soldat, Uncle Mo, Little Mike and international racing! View Slideshow
Uncle Mo, winner of the 2010 Gray Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), topped week one of the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 3-year-old poll, which covers racing performances through Feb. 27.
Soldat moves up to #3 and Gourmet Dinner is added to Top 12. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo and his Derby-nominated stablemate Stay Thirsty were part of a busy morning for trainer Todd Pletcher Feb. 27 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin gives both sides of the Uncle Mo decision. Read Blog
Todd Pletcher said Feb. 23 there were a combination of factors that led him to choose the Timley Writer Stakes as the season's debut for star 3-year-old Uncle Mo.
Mucho Macho Man moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
- By Steve Haskin
Mucho moves up and a new horse is added. Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
The connections of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo announced Feb. 22 his debut will be the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
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