Preakness 146 Picks and Pans

PREAKNESS 146 PICKS AND PANS   After the shakeout of another historic Kentucky Derby there is perhaps a little head scratching going on. Regardless of what happened May 1, we are now off to the Preakness. Of course, the folks in Maryland say the reason they run the...

Maxfield makes a move in Alysheba

MAXFIELD MAKES A MOVE IN ALYSHEBA   Sometimes we find out about some of those “other” horses during the Kentucky Oaks/Derby extravaganza. Graded stakes races lead up to these all-too famous events so that means plenty of top athletes are on display. Often times you...

Baffert’s Spirit rewards faith in Kentucky Derby

BAFFERT’S SPIRIT REWARDS FAITH IN KENTUCKY DERBY   One of the great things about Thoroughbred horse racing is it allows a hillbilly turf writer the opportunity to get philosophical. Do the words “hillbilly” and “philosophical” belong in the same sentence?… Just...
KENTUCKY OAKS OFFERS LILLIES FOR THE FILLIES

KENTUCKY OAKS OFFERS LILLIES FOR THE FILLIES

  The day before the Kentucky Derby is quite magical. The Kentucky Oaks is a race for the top three year old females and it too has been contested for 147 years. As we know, girls are the real rulers of the world, so let’s take a quick look-see at the fourteen...
KENTUCKY DERBY 147 RUNDOWN

KENTUCKY DERBY 147 RUNDOWN

The 147th run for the roses is now upon us. Immortality awaits the winner of this mile and a quarter drive over the Churchill Downs dirt. Which three year old will etch his name in the record books? Let’s take a look at the entrants and get a thought on each. We know...

Sadler looking for a special piece of Candy

      Remember when you went out on Halloween night and got a sack full of candy. After returning home it was fun to sort through and hopefully you would find the special piece that was your favorite. As the May 1 Kentucky Derby approaches, Thoroughbred trainer...