Three-year old poll for March 4

THREE-YEAR OLD POLL FOR OAKS/DERBY WATCH The calendar has turned to March and that means it’s time to start really thinking about the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Slated for May 3 (Oaks) and 4 (Derby), contenders will have one or two more starts to...

Super Steed no surprise to Larry Jones

SUPER STEED NO SURPRISE TO LARRY JONES When Super Steed won the grade 3 Southwest Stakes at odds of 62-1 on February 18, trainer Larry jones was surprised, but not about the trip to the Oaklawn Park winner’s circle. The Southwest Stakes is one of the key prep races...

Game Winner looks very “Game”

Recent works at Santa Anita tell us the unbeaten Game Winner is looking every bit the early favorite for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Five-time Derby winner Bob baffert likes the look of his latest protege right now as he hopes to equal the win total of Ben Jones in the...

Can a California-bred win the Kentucky Derby again?

         CAN A CALIFORNIA-BRED WIN THE KENTUCKY DERBY AGAIN? Is it too early to start asking questions about the Kentucky Derby?… I think the answer is an emphatic “it’s never too early to ask about the Kentucky Derby”. A recent stakes race in the Golden State...