Keyword: By Dick Downey @DowneyProfile

  • Abraham Seeks Better Trip in Peter Pan

    The Road to the Kentucky Derby is behind us, but we still have the Grade II Peter Pan en route to the Belmont Stakes. I am going to try to win again with Abraham.

  • Kentucky Derby by the Speed Numbers

    In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.

  • 'Wild Card' Derby Trial Not A Misnomer

    The makeup of the grade III Derby Trial presents several interesting scenarios that could impact the makeup of the Kentucky Derby field.

  • Derby Points: Moderate Bump in Prep Runners

    We take a look back at the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail to determine whether the new points system attracted more horses to the prep races for the first Saturday in May.

  • Southwest Distance Could Help Always in a Tiz

    The Southwest states will be run at 1 1/16 mile for the first time in its 33 year history, so we're not looking for a horse that can take advantage of the "short stretch mile" at Oaklawn Park.

  • Lots of Triple Crown Nominees Racing Saturday

    While there are no scoring races for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there are several races of interest scheduled for Saturday that include 33 Triple Crown nominees. Here's a survey of them.