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Kellie Reilly

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

2021 Preakness Stakes one-liners
2021 Preakness Stakes one-liners

2021-05-12T11:25:59.113ZKellie Reilly

Analysis of the Preakness S. (G1) historically turns on what you think of the Kentucky Derby (G1), but Saturday’s renewal ups the ante.
Preakness Stakes international scouting report: France Go de Ina
Preakness Stakes international scouting report: France Go de Ina

2021-05-07T16:09:27.685ZKellie Reilly

France Go de Ina is only the second Japanese-trained runner to try the Preakness, after Lani finished fifth in 2016. While Lani brought some credentials, France Go de Ina relies more on untapped potential.
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.
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).
2021 Kentucky Derby one-liners
2021 Kentucky Derby one-liners

2021-04-30T16:58:49.139ZKellie Reilly

If you’re finding it challenging to sift through the Kentucky Derby contenders this year, you’re not alone.
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.