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By Dana Byerly
Mylute and Revolutionary in the Louisiana Derby (Eclipse Sportswire)
Last updated 4/30
It’s that time of year: Now that the major preps are done, there’s plenty of speculation and casemaking (both pro and con) for the contenders of Kentucky Derby 139. To help you keep up with all the commentary, we’ve created tags for those contenders who are generating discussion. We’ll keep this page updated as more information becomes available, check back often!
Commentary 2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders:
Charming Kitten New
Golden Soul New
We’ve … Read More >
By The Editors
Our thoughts on the 2011 Kentucky Oaks card
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Happy Kentucky Oaks day! We’ve asked our contributors to share their thoughts on the graded races on the Kentucky Oaks cards. We’ll add replays as they become available after the races and be back tomorrow with the Derby card.
Kentucky Oaks replay in HD on NBC
2011 Kentucky Oaks Replay
We’ll post the rest of the replays as they become available
G2 La Troienne Stakes (8.5F)
Race 6 | 1:26 PM ET
By Dana Byerly
At first glance, the La Troienne looks strictly … Read More >
By Valerie Grash
The Kentucky Oaks is Where It's At
Admit it. Injured contenders falling by the wayside; highly touted colts failing to perform to expectations; and generally unsatisfying, unpredictable results in the Derby preps have you feeling confused, pessimistic or even downright depressed. Uncle Mo, The Factor, To Honor and Serve, Rogue Romance, Premier Pegasus, Soldat, Brethren…the lengthy list of disappointments grows exponentially as the first Saturday in May draws nearer, while Brilliant Speed, Midnight Interlude, Animal Kingdom, Watch Me Go, Twice the Appeal and Toby’s Corner join a motley list of likely Derby starters. It’s enough to make your head spin.
Honestly, don’t you think it’s time you came … Read More >
By The Editors
It’s not surprising the bad and weird news the morning of the Kentucky Derby would come from trainer Jeff Mullins and IEAH. We don’t need to rehash the firestorm and skullduggery that surrounded Big Brown last year, or the stunning news that Mullins was blowing a syringe full of a drug sold under the name “Air Power” into the mouth of a horse in the detention barn the day of the Wood Memorial.
If anyone was going to scratch out of the Derby, it was likely favorite I Want Revenge.
A wise and veteran New York scribe, upon hearing the news said, … Read More >
By Blinkers Off
The longer Oaks Day goes, the lengthier the span of time between races. When the seventh race lazed into view — around 1:40 p.m. — there were 30 minutes to post, and it was time to fidget then time to ramble.
Rich swells from Millionaires Row, the exclusive boxes on the sixth floor, slid into the Media Only elevator before the door closed wielding attractive cocktails and an inflated sense of entitlement. When the door opened, it was upon a rolling, shifting sea of humanity.
The grandstand ground floor felt too crowded, not Who-concert-in-Cincinnati crowded, but bad enough, with betting lines … Read More >