1. Preakness Winner 2015: Breaking Down American Pharoah's Triple Crown Chances

    American Pharoah’s tour-de-force, in the slop at Pimlico in the Preakness Stakes, gave the Bob Baffert trainee the second jewel of the Triple Crown to go along with his victory in the Kentucky Derby...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 10 days ago 49,711 reads 65 comments

  2. Preakness Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    A field of eight will line up Saturday afternoon in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, with most of the attention going to one horse...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 11 days ago 28,302 reads 3 comments

  3. Preakness 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror, and it is off to Baltimore, where crab cakes and beer replace that fancy food and drinks they serve on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 12 days ago 10,479 reads 2 comments

  4. 2015 Preakness Horses: Ranking Every Contender at Pimlico

    There will be seven challengers waiting for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah when the field assembles on Saturday in the starting gate for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 13 days ago 44,263 reads 9 comments

  5. Preakness 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    With just under 48 hours to go before the post position draw for the $1 million Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the field is still in flux, but there is no doubt who the one to beat is...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 15 days ago 6,399 reads 0 comments

  6. American Pharoah Cues Triple Crown Hype as Latest Favorite to Win Kentucky Derby

    For the third consecutive year, the betting favorite has won the Kentucky Derby, with American Pharaoh outpacing the field Saturday at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 24 days ago 7,651 reads 10 comments

  7. Kentucky Derby Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    The two most exciting minutes in sports is just about here, with a field of 19 set to line up in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 25 days ago 30,575 reads 3 comments

  8. Kentucky Derby 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is the most challenging race of the year to handicap. Put together 21 relatively lightly raced three-year-olds in front of over 100,000 screaming fans wearing funny hats and drinking mint juleps, and just about anything can happen...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 26 days ago 29,145 reads 6 comments

  9. Kentucky Derby 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us, with the post-position drawing Wednesday to decide the order of a competitive field of 20 likely to line up in a race deserving of the moniker "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 29 days ago 28,423 reads 0 comments

  10. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Hits Keeneland for Lexington Stakes

    After stops in California and Dubai, the Jockey Club Tour on Fox lands in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday for a pair of nationally televised horse races from scenic Keeneland ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 584 reads 0 comments

  11. California Chrome Headlines $10 Million Dubai World Cup

    The world’s richest race has attracted the world’s most popular horse, with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome making his way across the world to take on eight foes in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 1,664 reads 0 comments

  12. Selections for Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Races

    With just five weeks until the Kentucky Derby, the next three Saturdays will be crucial in determining which 20 horses make it into the starting gate on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 2,053 reads 0 comments

  13. American Pharoah Regains Role as Kentucky Derby Favorite

    Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah has regained the role as the early betting favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby in the latest odds released this week by Odds Shark ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 1,860 reads 0 comments

  14. Jim Rome's Shared Belief Huge Favorite in Big 'Cap

    The Clones will be chalk players on Saturday, as Shared Belief, the top older horse in the U.S., takes on 12 overmatched foes in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 732 reads 0 comments

  15. Trainer Todd Pletcher Has Barn Full of Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

    Trainer Todd Pletcher nominated 34 horses to the 2015 Triple Crown, and with just over two months until the first Saturday of May, the seven-time Eclipse Award -winning trainer is looking good with a barn full of Kentucky Derby contenders...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 1,608 reads 1 comments

  16. California Chrome Takes on Shared Belief in Classic Rematch

    It is simply being billed as The Rematch. The 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome, renews acquaintances with Shared Belief on Saturday in the $500,000 San Antonio Invitational at Santa Anita...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 1,745 reads 0 comments

  17. Early Favorites Dortmund, El Kabeir in Action for Derby Preps

    The Road to the Kentucky Derby points series heats up on Saturday with a pair of key preps for the Run for the Roses, featuring the current Derby points leader heading to the gate ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 1,343 reads 0 comments

  18. 74-Year-Old Horseplayer Takes Down National Handicapping Championship

    John O’Neil of Huntington Station, N.Y. topped a field of 606 horseplayers to win the16th annual Daily Racing Form /NTRA National Handicapping Championship ( NHC ) at Treasure ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 454 reads 0 comments

  19. Nemechek Returns on Short Rest to Win Snowball Derby

    John Hunter Nemechek left Five Flags Speedway on Sunday morning at 5 a.m. after running second in the rain-delayed Alan Turner Snowflake 100, slept 90 minutes and then returned to ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 2,126 reads 0 comments

  20. Hunter Robbins Edges Johanna Long for Snowball Derby Pole

    Hunter Robbins grabbed the pole for Sunday’s 47th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida—the premier short track race in the U.S. Robbins posted a time of 16...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 3,030 reads 0 comments

  21. Did Bayern Deserve 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic Win After Controversial Start?

    There is often a bull’s-eye on your back w hen you're undefeated, and there was a huge target on the back of Shared Belief on Saturday...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 7 months ago 11,090 reads 15 comments

  22. Breeders' Cup Odds 2014: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    While the Kentucky Derby is the most well-known horse race each year, the Breeders' Cup brings together the best horses, jockeys and trainers from throughout the world for 13 championship races and $26 million in purses up for grabs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 7 months ago 5,815 reads 1 comments

  23. Breeders' Cup Post Positions 2014: Odds and Predictions for Every Horse

    The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) is the marquee event of the two-day championship event held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The winner will not only pick up a huge paycheck, but a victory will likely mean Horse of the Year honors...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 7 months ago 7,041 reads 0 comments

  24. Close Hatches Preps for Breeders' Cup Distaff as Chalk in Spinster

    Perfect in four starts in 2014, the Bill Mott-trained Close Hatches will look to keep her winning streak intact as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at Keeneland on Sunday...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 654 reads 1 comments

  25. Wise Dan Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup in Shadwell Turf Mile

    Wise Dan is the two-time reigning Horse of the Year. He spent part of the summer recovering from colic surgery in May, has won 14 straight races on turf and by some accounts is the most interesting horse in the world...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 572 reads 0 comments