Tag: Kentucky Derby

Win Win Win expected favorite in Tampa Bay Derby. (Image: SV Photography)

Derby Fever Spiking, Hopefuls Test Mettle in Florida, New York, Kentucky

Kentucky Derby hopefuls are gathering Saturday in Florida, New York and Kentucky. The mission: test their speed, stamina and heart attempting to earn a spot in the Derby starting gate on May 4. A fourth key prep, the $500,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita remains on hold as track […]

Code of Honor winning Fountain of Youth stamps himself strong Kentucky Derby contender. (Image: Gulfstream Park)

Code of Honor Digs in as Derby Contender with $400K Fountain of Youth Win

Code of Honor is forging ahead towards the Kentucky Derby after showing high energy in winning the historic $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Jockey John Velasquez, breaking from the inside post, allowed Code of Honor ($21.00-$8.60-$5.40) to establish position fifth at the rail. Settling his mount […]

Trainer Bill Mott hoping stay on Kentucky Derby trail with Hidden Scroll. (Image: Coady Photography)

Kentucky Derby Hopes Spring From Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream

Just who will sip from the Fountain of Youth? The legend of a spring that supposedly restores the vitality and vigor of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters may be a myth, but the horse race Saturday at Gulfstream Park, near Miami, is quite real. All eyes will be […]

Harvey Wallbanger blows up tote board in Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Coglianese Photos/Kenny Martin

Harvey Wallbanger Leaves Bettors Tipsy in Holy Bull

Harvey Wallbanger, namesake of the popular 1970s cocktail and a nearly 30/1 long shot, set off explosive payoffs Saturday by pulling off a huge upset at the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Kentucky Derby aspirant keyed a $1101.70 one dollar exacta on top of Everfast, the Dale […]

Kentucky Derby hopefuls convene in New Orleans

Kentucky Derby Prep on the Menu in New Orleans

An early Kentucky Derby prep – and, perhaps, some gumbo and oysters – all are on the menu in New Orleans Saturday. That’s because an expected 14 hopefuls are going postward in the 1 mile-70 yard Lecomte Stakes for 3-year-olds at the Fair Grounds. The race marks the start of […]

Mihos (Image: Kenny Martin/Racing Dudes)

Favorites Fail in First Round of Derby Preps on Road to Triple Crown

Heavy favorites Coliseum (3/5) and Code of Honor (4/5) both failed on Saturday to live up to the betting hype in their first Kentucky Derby prep races for 3-year-olds in California and Florida. Their results, or lack thereof, left presumptive 2-year-old champion Game Winner as the standout in the ongoing […]

Gronkowski, named after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, was pulled from the Kentucky Derby because of an infection. (Image: Getty)

Gronkowski (the Horse) Will Not Race in Kentucky Derby Due to Infection

Gronkowski, named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, is out of the Kentucky Derby after suffering an infection. Trainer Jeremy Noseda made the decision on Monday to not send the 3-year-old colt to Churchill Downs from where he was training in England. We’ve had a minor setback and […]

Bolt DOro, Good Magic Emerge as Early Kentucky Derby Favorites

Three months away from the Kentucky Derby and Bolt DOro and Good Magic have emerged as top picks out of the gate. Bolt DOro is listed as the favorite at 4/1 and Good Magic is next at 6/1, according to Sportsbook.ag. There are six other horses that have favorable odds […]