Speed doesn’t just win the Kentucky Derby. It rewards bettors of that race generously. From 1992 through 2013 the Gold and Silver standards in The Lazy Bettor’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby generated the following results: Gold Standard: 25 starters in 14 races, 9 winners, 207% ROI Silver Standard: 25 starters in...

“To Bolo, or not to Bolo, that is the question— Whether this bettor has a mind to suffer The slings and arrows of Baffert’s outrageous fortune, And to stake alms against those favored doubles, And by opposing, cash ′em?”’ Last week I confidently removed Bolo from my list of true contenders...

Not many jockeys own a picture of themselves adorned with roses aboard a Kentucky Derby winner. Gary Stevens owns three. Stevens shoots for his fourth Kentucky Derby win this Saturday aboard longshot Firing Line. And who could blame him if he made this winner’s-circle photo poster...

Daredevil: Pletcher’s Sideshow Act High-level success by a two-year-old is not often followed by the same in the horse’s three-year-old campaign. Daredevil’s win in the Grade 1 Champagne last fall is therefore—if ironically—a reason to actually downgrade his status as a Kentucky Derby contender. Another reason is how he won the race: on...