The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Repole Stable's Uncle Mo is showing every indication that he is on track for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and has recovered from a gastrointestinal tract infection.
History has shown that stretch leaders have a great chance to win the Derby. Read Blog
The one-time heavy favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Repole Stable's Uncle Mo, was out for a gallop at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, April 19 in his first full day since arriving in Louisville.
Handicapping Derby 137 will be an especially daunting challenge. Read Blog
Uncle Mo and Mucho Macho Man are settling in at Churchill Downs following separate arrivals on the grounds of the track the morning of April 18.
E. Paul Robsham Stables' R Heat Lightning, the possible favorite for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, turned heads with a bullet half-mile work April 16 at Belmont Park.
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According to a release issued by the connections April 14, the blood work performed on the Indian Charlie colt "concluded that Uncle Mo has a GI tract infection."
Trainer Todd Pletcher started this year on top of the game. He won a fifth Eclipse Award trophy and entered 2011 with three newly turned 3-year-old Breeders' Cup race winners, including superstar Uncle Mo.
Defeated Wood Memorial (gr. I) heavy favorite Uncle Mo passed a thorough physical and will resume training April 13.
OK, Uncle Mo lost the Wood Memorial; time to move on. Read Blog
An updated list of the Triple Crown Insider Top 20. Many changes from last week. Read Blog
Lots of movement, as we have a new No. 1 for the first time. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher said the colt grabbed a quarter in the race, but that it was a minor issue and would most likely not affect his Triple Crown plans.
Uncle Mo's stunning defeat has changed the entire complexion of the race... Read Blog
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.
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