Big Race Showdown: Week 12

This week, the Big Race Showdown panel of Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I tackles the pair of races we've been waiting for all winter and spring: the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. See who we like right here!

Justify the Hype

One ukulele, one pile of past performances, no shame. I may be standing tall against Justify in the Derby tomorrow, but that doesn't mean I couldn't write a song about him.

America’s Best Racing: Big-Race Showdown – A Kentucky Oaks-Derby Double

This is week twelve of Big Race Showdown at America’s Best Racing: where I clash heads with six awesome handicappers (Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Dan Tordjman, Brian Zipse, Eric Bialek, and Mark DiLorenzo) to see who can stay the hottest through Derby prep season. Heading into the Kentucky Derby, I've got a slim lead in bankroll, though Emily is right on my tail.  We... Continue Reading →

preliminary Kentucky Derby musings

And, just like that, the Kentucky Derby prep season is over. I'll admit, I don't have my Derby Horse yet. I rarely do, before Derby week...then again, that's normal for me. The only time I had my Derby Horse before the week of the race, before the last few works, before the draw, was when... Continue Reading →

Kentucky Derby Fever – Kentucky Derby Preview

Through the Derby prep season, I participated on a Derby horse poll at Kentucky Derby Fever with a few other folks on Twitter.  Last night, a few of us from the poll came together to talk about the Derby:  Shawn Frank (@CashWinningTix - who runs Kentucky Derby Fever), John Piassek (@theyreoff), DCDino (@DCDNO), and Vinny... Continue Reading →

post 17 in 2017?

Curlin has had a baby from each of his crops so far enter the Kentucky Derby, and this year is no different.  Despite only 41 Curlin foals being reported in 2014, his babies beat the odds.  Irish War Cry (Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers) has earned his way into the starting gate this Saturday. Historically... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: 2017 Kentucky Oaks Preview

Kentucky Derby week is officially underway! Friday's card at Churchill Downs features the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, as well as five other undercard stakes races.  I preview the Oaks in depth over at Picks and Ponderings, and will post my selections and longshots for the other stakes races as I finish handicapping them.  As always,... Continue Reading →

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