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...

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...

Helium is a Derby horse on the rise

HELIUM IS A DERBY HORSE ON THE RISE The time is here to think Kentucky Derby. Which horse are you riding?…What’s that…you don’t know who to pick?…Here is one to consider and he might just provide a nice payday should things go his way on May 1. One of the...

Derby prep trifecta is on the table

This Saturday is one of the most magical days in sports. Three races at three different tracks spanning this great nation of ours will provide an opportunity for immortality. With Kentucky Derby qualifying points on the line, runners will be racing towards the first...

Kentucky Derby countdown is on

Known Agenda wins the Florida Derby (photo by Adam Coglianese) KENTUCKY DERBY COUNTDOWN IS ON   When does a hillbilly turf writer think about the Kentucky Derby?…Pretty much all the time. When does the every day sports fan think about the world’s most famous...