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Kellie Reilly

Kellie Reilly is a journalist and turf writer specializing in international horse racing.

Brotherly love and sister acts: The greatest siblings on the racetrack
Brotherly love and sister acts: The greatest siblings on the racetrack

2021-04-09T18:09:05.546ZKellie Reilly

Siblings Day on April 10 is an occasion to celebrate our brothers and sisters. As a racing fan and pedigree aficionado, I’d like to expand on that idea and recall some of the greatest sibling acts of the turf.
Digging into the 2021 Dubai World Cup card
Digging into the 2021 Dubai World Cup card

2021-03-26T19:42:17.000ZKellie Reilly

Even by the standards of the Dubai World Cup (G1), Saturday’s program at Meydan presents a handicapping challenge. The eight Thoroughbred races feature well-matched fields, with most of the favorites worthy if not tower-over-them types. As a res ...
Dubai World Cup 2021: Super Saturday trends and the new Saudi Cup factor
Dubai World Cup 2021: Super Saturday trends and the new Saudi Cup factor

2021-03-17T14:26:07.000ZKellie Reilly

Considering how difficult it’s been historically for horses to win back-to-back on Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup night, my working hypothesis is for a similar phenomenon to develop for the Saudi-to-Meydan gambit.
Saudi Cup Day: Picks, value plays, and longshots
Saudi Cup Day: Picks, value plays, and longshots

2021-02-19T16:15:08.000ZKellie Reilly

If the second annual Saudi Cup Day is anything like the inaugural, we could see some big prices Saturday along with more logical winners.
Life Is Good remains 7-1 individual favorite in KDFW Pool 3; ‘All Others’ 3-1
Life Is Good remains 7-1 individual favorite in KDFW Pool 3; ‘All Others’ 3-1

2021-02-14T19:46:01.000ZKellie Reilly

As in the first two pools of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), Life Is Good retained his spot as the individual favorite, and Essential Quality held second, when Pool 3 concluded Sunday evening.
‘All Others’ favored at 9-5, Life Is Good closes at 7-1 in KDFW Pool 2
‘All Others’ favored at 9-5, Life Is Good closes at 7-1 in KDFW Pool 2

2021-01-24T20:11:02.000ZKellie Reilly

Pool 2 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) closed Sunday evening with familiar faces at the top of the market.
Price horses to consider on 2021 Pegasus World Cup Day
Price horses to consider on 2021 Pegasus World Cup Day

2021-01-22T21:53:07.000ZKellie Reilly

With competitive events throughout Saturday's Pegasus World Cup card, a few contenders are liable to outperform their odds at Gulfstream Park.
Get ready for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival
Get ready for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival

2021-01-18T18:09:29.000ZKellie Reilly

Beginning Thursday at Meydan, the Dubai World Cup Carnival offers racing in the build-up to the DWC on Mar. 27 and $20 million Saudi Cup implications on Feb. 20.
Remembering Paul Hornung’s Kentucky Derby hope: Titletown Five
Remembering Paul Hornung’s Kentucky Derby hope: Titletown Five

2021-01-14T09:22:43.000ZKellie Reilly

Football fans remember Hornung for his Hall of Fame career in the Vince Lombardi era, and as a Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame, but did you know that his lifelong dream was to have a horse in the Kentucky Derby (G1)? It almost happened in 2013, with a colt aptly named Titletown Five.
A tale of two Nyquists
A tale of two Nyquists

2020-12-06T16:24:17.000ZKellie Reilly

Pop quiz: when you hear the name Nyquist, do you think of hockey or horse racing? A look at the former Detroit Red Wing and successful namesake.
‘All others,’ Life Is Good popular in KDFW Pool 1; Into Mischief favored among sires
‘All others,’ Life Is Good popular in KDFW Pool 1; Into Mischief favored among sires

2020-11-29T21:36:27.000ZKellie Reilly

“All other 3-year-old males” remained the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), Life Is Good plunged from a 15-1 morning line to close as the 5-1 individual choice.