1. 2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders: The Blueprint to Beat California Chrome

    The blueprint for defeating California Chrome, if there is one, was drawn in 2004 when the undefeated Smarty Jones attempted to win the Belmont Stakes...

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  2. Kentucky Derby Results 2014: Winners and Losers from the Run for the Roses

    The only doubts about California Chrome going into the 140th Kentucky Derby were based on phantoms about his origins. Yes, he was the product of a $2,000 stallion and a filly who only won a single time on the racetrack...

    John  Scheinman Written by John Scheinman about 6 months ago 44,632 reads 10 comments

  3. Behind the Kentucky Derby Glow, Churchill Downs Courts Animosity in Racing

    When the post parade begins Saturday for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and the crowd rises to solemnly sing “My Old Kentucky Home,” tears will well in the eyes ...

    John  Scheinman Written by John Scheinman about 6 months ago 21,261 reads 4 comments

  4. Preakness 2013: Winners and Losers from Pimlico

    The overwhelming number of opinions said that Orb was a powerful likelihood to win the Triple Crown, so authoritative was his Kentucky Derby two weeks ago at Churchill Downs. But what a difference two weeks make...

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  5. Preakness 2013: 10 Betting Tips from a Handicapping Expert

    The Preakness Stakes is not in the same league as the Kentucky Derby as a pure betting opportunity. Few things in the world are...

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  6. Preakness Horses 2013: Power Ranking This Year's Contenders

    Orb established what appeared to be clear dominance over the three-year-old class of thoroughbreds with his surging run from far back to win the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May...

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  7. Kentucky Derby Winner 2013: Breaking Down Orb's Triple Crown Chances

    Chalk one up for the old guard; in fact, one of the oldest guards in all of horse racing, the Phipps family...

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  8. Kentucky Derby Odds 2013: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    With Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith winning the Kentucky Oaks on Friday afternoon on 36-1 shot Princess of Sylmar, it was a pretty good reminder that anything can happen in big races like that, and the Kentucky Derby...

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  9. Kentucky Derby Odds 2013: Sleepers That May Win the Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports

    Any gambler in his right mind loves the Kentucky Derby because it is the only time overlays are a given...

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  10. Calumet, Lukas and Stevens All Riding on the Back of Oxbow in Kentucky Derby

    Most horses in the Kentucky Derby carry a good story along with them, although oftentimes you have to root around a little to find it. With Oxbow, who will break from post position No...

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  11. Predicting 10 Headlines You Could See Coming out of the 2013 Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby, by its nature, is full of surprises, and with jam-packed 20-horse fields now all but assured every year, there is an increased likelihood of something unexpected happening...

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  12. Kentucky Derby 2013: Power Ranking the Horses in This Year's Field

    The Grade 3 Derby Trial on opening night at Churchill Downs produced yet another winner by red-hot trainer Todd Pletcher—Forty Tales—but this one is not going to be joining ...

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