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Harness Weekly Update: Dexter, Buckeye Wins & Exotics
Harness Weekly Update: Dexter, Buckeye Wins & Exotics

2021-05-03T01:08:53.273ZFrank Cotolo

The TwinSpires Harness Blog Weekly Update covers our successes and failures from selected features and the horses-to-watch list (H2W).
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit faces stiff Triple Crown challenge
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit faces stiff Triple Crown challenge

2021-05-03T00:15:41.943ZKellie Reilly

Day-after reflections on the Kentucky Derby (G1) involve not only an analysis of how the race was won and lost, but also what it portends for the remaining jewels of the Triple Crown. While Medina Spirit’s victory was both brave and historic, his task only gets tougher from here.
Baron Browning was the biggest steal of the 2021 NFL Draft
Baron Browning was the biggest steal of the 2021 NFL Draft

2021-05-02T16:53:09.272ZDan Halverson

Baron Browning gives the Broncos a talented and athletic new linebacker who can help continue a recent tradition of defensive excellence in the Mile High City.
Division-leading Giants still third in NL West odds
Division-leading Giants still third in NL West odds

2021-05-02T14:36:54.325ZRobert Criscola

The battle for NL West supremacy was supposed to be a two-horse race between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres in 2021. Apparently, the San Francisco Giants didn’t get the memo.
Who is the ultimate Wisconsin Badger?
Who is the ultimate Wisconsin Badger?

2021-05-02T14:33:42.305ZNicolle Neulist

Who is the ultimate Badger? It is Ron Dayne, Mark Johnson, Jessie Vetter McConnell, or Ultimate Badger the horse? Let's examine the case for each.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for May 2
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for May 2

2021-05-02T13:45:57.178ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Sunday at Belmont, Lone Star, and Santa Anita, along with a potential single to conclude the $288,645 Pick 6 carryover at Gulfstream.
Top 10 Kentucky Derby racing trends
Top 10 Kentucky Derby racing trends

2021-05-01T13:41:42.809ZAshley Anderson

Before you place your bets on the 2021 Run for the Roses, take a look at the top 10 Kentucky Derby trends from the last decade of races.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for May 1
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for May 1

2021-05-01T13:18:28.875ZJ. Keeler Johnson

J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Saturday at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs, including a ticket for the mandatory-payout $99,382 Pick 6 carryover culminating with the Kentucky Derby.
How to bet the 2021 Kentucky Derby on different budgets
How to bet the 2021 Kentucky Derby on different budgets

2021-05-01T12:55:00.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Depending on the budget you’ve allocated for betting the Kentucky Derby, we’ve outlined three wagering strategies at costs of $30, $60, and $100.
How to make money with Essential Quality in the Kentucky Derby
How to make money with Essential Quality in the Kentucky Derby

2021-05-01T12:39:04.000ZJohn Mucciolo

A total of 19 horses will challenge unbeaten champion #14 Essential Quality (2-1) for the top prize in Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The sterling son of Tapit has done nothing wrong from five lifetime outings, and his last pair of efforts rank among his best ones to date. The Brad Cox pupil will be heavily backed in the win pool, and deservedly so, but there is certain value to be had in the vertical exotics in such a sizable field. I will tab a handful of runners that I feel are worth including in the gimmicks.
Kentucky Derby Jockey Profile: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Kentucky Derby Jockey Profile: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2021-05-01T00:18:32.573ZJ. Keeler Johnson

There’s a reason why Irad Ortiz Jr. has won three consecutive Eclipse Awards for outstanding jockey.
May 1 spot plays at Churchill Downs
May 1 spot plays at Churchill Downs

2021-04-30T23:57:04.326ZJohn Mucciolo

The seven graded stakes will take the spotlight, but there are seven other events with plenty of appeal on the slate. I will try to build my bankroll early on.
Malathaat stays unbeaten in Kentucky Oaks
Malathaat stays unbeaten in Kentucky Oaks

2021-04-30T23:42:25.774ZKellie Reilly

Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat overcame a problematic start and a stubborn Search Results to extend her record to 5-for-5 in Friday’s $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1).