1. 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 1 day ago 6,445 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 3 days ago 30,418 reads 3 comments

  3. 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 4 days ago 28,973 reads 6 comments

  4. 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 7 days ago 28,316 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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)...

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  7. 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 1 month ago 2,052 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 1,856 reads 0 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 2 months ago 1,606 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 1,742 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 1,342 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 ...

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  14. 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 5 months ago 2,123 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 3,028 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 11,088 reads 15 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 5,815 reads 1 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 7 months ago 654 reads 1 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. Jim Rome's Shared Belief Looking for Awesome Breeders' Cup Prep

    Shared Belief was the champion juvenile of 2012, but missed the Triple Crown season with foot issues. However, that may not stop him from unseating Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner ...

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  22. California Chrome Back in Action as Favorite in Pennsylvania Derby

    Summer break is over, and it is back to work for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, who takes on seven foes in Saturday’s Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 5,051 reads 0 comments

  23. Ricoh Woodbine Mile Caps Off Jockey Club Tour on Fox

    The horse racing action moves north of the border on Sunday, as the Jockey Club Tour on Fox heads to Woodbine in Toronto for the Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile...

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  24. Breeders' Cup Contenders Battle at Saratoga Saturday

    There are just three days left in the Saratoga meeting and two months until the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita...

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  25. Shared Belief Takes on Game on Dude in Pacific Classic

    The grizzled seven-year-old gelding Game On Dude and the up-and-coming three-year-old Shared Belief share top billing for Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, the signature race of the summer meeting at Del Mar...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 1,926 reads 0 comments