Derby Futures

Derby Preps: San Felipe Stakes/Tampa Bay Derby

Afew years ago when asked about a full field in a weak¬†Derby prep, I joked that bettors should just play the 3 longest shots on the board. Surprisingly, I was right. When I half-joked about that strategy in a similar situation the next year, I was right again. I’m not joking this time.
San Felipe […]

Derby Preps: Winter Wrap-Up

Snow still covers the racetracks and crab shacks on much of the eastern edge of the Derby trail. Even so, the Kentucky Derby winter prep season is over.
March 1 marks the final Derby prep on Aqueduct’s winter surface, and Gulfstream has run the last of its 8.5-furlong preps. From here on, most horses enter […]

Kentucky Derby Preps: Cash Call Futurity

Later today Hollywood Park offers the year’s final showcase for top¬†2-year-olds. Thirteen horses will line up for the Cash Call Futurity at 1-1/16th miles.

Two horses trained by Jerry Hollendorfer will vie for favoritism:

Tamarando (4-1), winner of the Real Quiet Stakes on this track in his most recent outing. He defeated Electric Eddie, who is […]