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Preakness Report: Mage brings late kick to Pimlico
Mage closed fast to win the Kentucky Derby, notching his second win from only four starts. Inexperience and a tendency for slow starts proved no obstacle for the Gustavo Delgado-trained colt, who took advantage of a hot pace to score by a length.
How to bet the Gold Fever Stakes
A talented and compact field of six sophomore colts will contest the $150,000 Gold Fever S. at Belmont Park on Friday.
When analyzing layoffs, sometimes basic handicapping trumps all
There are many ways handicappers can gauge whether a horse is ready to win off a long layoff. One of the simplest is, has the horse shown the ability to win a race like the one you’re handicapping?
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: May 10, 2023
Jason welcomes on Pimlico announcer Dave Rodman to the show to talk about the upcoming Preakness Stakes. They also discuss Dave's 30-plus years calling the Preakness and some of his memories of the race from years past.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of May 10
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Wednesday, May 10 at Horseshoe Indianapolis and Will Rogers Downs, including win bets on a pair of longshots.
Catching My Eye: Kentucky Derby Weekend at Churchill Downs
Analyst Kevin Kilroy looks back on the weekend of racing at Churchill Downs, including the 149th Kentucky Derby (G1), the Pat Day Mile (G2), and the Kentucky Oaks (G1) undercard.
Racing Roundtable: 2023 Kentucky Derby weekend
James Scully, Kellie Reilly, and Vance Hanson recap the events of Kentucky Derby weekend in this edition of the Racing Roundtable.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: May 9, 2023
Jason finishes up discussing the races from the big weekend, including talking about the undercard stakes from both days and the Kentucky Oaks from Friday.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of May 9
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares $90 worth of picks and plays for Tuesday, May 9 at Will Rogers Downs, including a trio of exactas.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast May 8, 2023
Jason looks back at Mage's Kentucky Derby win from the weekend. He discusses the lead up to the race, the scratches, the race itself, and much more!
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays May 8
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Monday, May 8 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, including a pair of trifectas.
Harness Weekly Update: 46% across-the-board hits
46% Horses to Watch hit the board; strong prices included
Gulfstream Park: How to bet the $4,568 Super High 5 carryover
If you’re still winding down from the excitement of the Kentucky Derby (G1) and feel like chasing a carryover to let off steam, check out the Sunday card at Gulfstream Park.
2023 Kentucky Derby: Five Takeaways You Need to Know After Mage's Win in 149th Race
Mage’s victory as a 15-1 chance in Saturday’s 149th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) will leave plenty of food for thought in the coming days. For the moment, here are five instant takeaways.
2023 Kentucky Derby winner: Mage (15-1) wins the 149th Kentucky Derby
In a thrilling drive to the Churchill Downs finish line, 15-1 longshot Mage fought off all challengers to win the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) by one length.
Mage – Kentucky Derby Context
Mage launched an eye-catching, sweeping move past Forte on the far turn of the Florida Derby (G1) to strike the front in upper stretch, eventually winding up second to the odds-on favorite in only his third start.
Tipsheet: 2023 Kentucky Derby
The 149th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) is upon us and attracted an overflow field of 23 three-year-olds for the historic 1 1/4-mile contest.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Mandarin Hero
Mandarin Hero will be the third Japanese runner in Kentucky Derby 149. There are a couple of key differences from compatriots Derma Sotogake and Continuar.
Betting Guide: Official Kentucky Derby 149 Betting Guides
In our Meet the Contenders edition, we focus on providing insight on each of the horses poised to start in the Kentucky Derby. Download this free betting guide below!
Top 10 angles to watch in 2023 Kentucky Derby
The 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) offers several intriguing historical angles. As we settle in to enjoy the 149th Run for the Roses, let’s see which come to pass, and how many are deferred for another year.
Kentucky Derby 2023 odds for betting, contender value
2023 Kentucky Derby odds, betting strategy, cheat sheet
Angel of Empire – Kentucky Derby Context
An off-the-pace runner, Angel of Empire displayed a terrific turn of foot in the Arkansas Derby (G1), surging from sixth to reach the lead by the top of the stretch, and the up-and-coming colt established himself as a serious Kentucky Derby contender while notching his first triple-digit Brisnet Speed rating (101)
Tapit Trice – Kentucky Derby Context
A powerful late runner, Tapit Trice will bring a four-race win streak into the Kentucky Derby, including stakes tallies in the Blue Grass (G1) and Tampa Bay Derby (G3).
Derma Sotogake – Kentucky Derby Context
One of two Japanese horses in the Kentucky Derby field, Derma Sotogake established himself as a contender recording a fast win in the UAE Derby (G2), leading all the way to score by 5 1/2 lengths.
2023 Kentucky Derby Picks: Celebrity Predictions, Winning Experts Give Selections
Due to the race changes, who should you bet in the Kentucky Derby? TwinSpires has expert picks for bets that do not include Forte or scratched horses.
A King's Coronation on 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket
While much of the racing world’s attention on Saturday is focused on the Kentucky Derby (G1), earlier in the day, an heir to a centuries-long legacy will be crowned at a venue rich in tradition.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Purse: How much prize money the winning jockey will earn
In addition to the worldwide attention and acclaim Sonny Leon received for his spectacular ride aboard Rich Strike, Leon—a first-time Derby participant in 2022—also collected a portion of the $3 million purse.
Kentucky Derby jockey profile: James Graham
Jockey James Graham is slated to ride Confidence Game in the 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1), which will mark Graham’s third time competing in the historic 1 1/4-mile classic.
Where to watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Full schedule
Below we look at the full 2023 Kentucky Derby day schedule, from start time to location, the full field, and where to watch.
2023 Kentucky Derby live updates, latest news & notes on horses, futures, odds, picks
The Kentucky Derby news & notes offers our complete coverage cultivated in one place! Complete coverage of Kentucky Derby horses, odds, analysis and picks!
Betting the 2023 Kentucky Derby on different budgets
Will history be made in the 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1)? No horse exiting the UAE Derby (G2) has won the 1 1/4-mile Churchill Downs classic, but that can change when #17 Derma Sotogake (10-1) takes on Saturday’s deep Kentucky Derby field.
Handicapping the first Pick 4 on Kentucky Derby Day
The first Pick 4 offering on the Kentucky Derby Day program runs from races 2 through 5, encompassing two overnight events and two graded stakes.
Hanson: 2023 Kentucky Derby Day undercard dirt spot plays
Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday and concludes some 10 hours and 14 races later.
Kentucky Derby: Betting the $106,142 mandatory-payout Pick 6
At Churchill Downs, Saturday’s all-stakes Pick 6 sequence ending with the Kentucky Derby (G1) features a $106,142 carryover slated for mandatory payout.
2023 Kentucky Derby: Weather forecast, the chance of rain for the day of the race
2023 Kentucky Derby: Weather forecast, chance of rain for the day of the race
2023 Kentucky Derby by the numbers
Below we look ahead to the latest edition of the Run for the Roses with these fast facts and figures related to the 2023 Kentucky Derby field, along with the history of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of May 6
J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Belmont Park, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita, and Turf Paradise, including a horse to single in the $523,250 mandatory-payout Pick 6 carryover at Turf Paradise.
How to bet the All Three-Year-Old Pick 3 on Kentucky Derby Day
On Saturday, May 6, Churchill Downs will offer a special All Three-Year-Old Pick 3 covering the Pat Day Mile (G2) in Race 8, the American Turf (G2) in Race 9, and the Kentucky Derby (G1) in Race 12.
Can Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT, Predict the Kentucky Derby winner?
With the advancement of artificial intelligence, we decided to test out the theory that A.I. could forecast the outcome of the Kentucky Derby. Thank you ChatGPT!
How Keeler Johnson will play the 2023 Kentucky Derby
Less than 48 hours removed from the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, I’ve settled on one of the main bets I plan to play.
Hanson: How I will bet the 2023 Kentucky Derby
A busy day of developments on Thursday resulted in three defections from the main body of the Kentucky Derby (G1) field, and now all three also-eligibles have made the race.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Purse: How much prize money the winning owner and trainer will earn
The Kentucky Derby (G1) is the most coveted prize in U.S. horse racing. It can also be a lucrative endeavor for the owners and trainers of Kentucky Derby starters.
More named Future Wager options get 2023 Kentucky Derby starts
With the Kentucky Derby (G1) just one day away, it’s worth a look to see how the Future Wager pools are set to play out, and how that might impact betting strategies for the big race.
10 Top Winning Kentucky Derby Jockeys of All Time
Here we recount the riders who have celebrated triumph inside the Winner's Circle most, as we list the top 10 winningest Kentucky Derby jockeys of all time.
Kentucky Derby race length and distance: how long is the race?
To beat out a field of up to 20 three-year-olds vying for the Kentucky Derby crown and the customary garland of roses, it takes a combination of strength, stamina, and tactical speed to breeze through a 1 1/4-mile race in nearly 120 seconds.
The biggest upsets in Kentucky Derby history
From Donerail in 1913 to Country House in 2019, we rank the five most shocking upsets in Kentucky Derby history.
How has the winning time of the Kentucky Derby changed over time?
Below we explore how the average winning Kentucky Derby time has transformed over history.
Top 10 fastest Kentucky Derby times in history
From a legendary Triple Crown winner to a high-priced yearling who stole the heart of a Japanese racing enthusiast, here are the 10 horses with the fastest winning times in Kentucky Derby history.
Top 10 Most Successful Trainers in Kentucky Derby History
Based on overall number of victories, as well as second- and third-place finishes, here are the 10 most successful trainers in Kentucky Derby history.
20 songs for your Kentucky Derby playlist
Do you know these 20 familiar songs referencing horse racing or the Kentucky Derby?