Kentucky Derby Report: Lecomte big test for Instant Coffee
Kentucky Derby Report: Lecomte big test for Instant Coffee

2023-01-19T18:38:58.987ZJames Scully

Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner Instant Coffee is one of 11 individuals listed for trainer Brad Cox in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, and his performance in Saturday’s Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds will determine his closing odds.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Kingsbarns, Cuvier, Clubhouse win for Pletcher
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Kingsbarns, Cuvier, Clubhouse win for Pletcher

2023-01-16T19:14:03.523ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Two-time Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer Todd Pletcher knows how to prepare a January maiden winner for success on the first Saturday in May.
2022 in Review: Bull's 10 Best Races of the year
2022 in Review: Bull's 10 Best Races of the year

2022-12-19T19:58:32.277ZAlastair Bull

As of this moment, these are the 10 races I enjoyed watching most in 2022.
Kentucky Derby takeaways from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Kentucky Derby takeaways from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

2022-11-10T15:28:46.179ZAlastair Bull

What can we take away from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as we head toward the Kentucky Derby?
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Rich Strike
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Rich Strike

2022-08-26T05:50:00.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Once in a while, a Kentucky Derby (G1) contender comes along with a pedigree seemingly perfect for racing 1 1/4 miles on dirt. Such is the case with Rich Strike.
First-Crop Sires 2022: Justify Makes a Bright Start
First-Crop Sires 2022: Justify Makes a Bright Start

2022-08-11T18:58:49.566ZAlastair Bull

Writing the stallion marketing script for Justify’s first season in 2019 wouldn’t have been the toughest task in Thoroughbred breeding.
Introducing the First-Crop Sires Series 2022: Choose a Sire for us to Follow
Introducing the First-Crop Sires Series 2022: Choose a Sire for us to Follow

2022-08-02T15:04:10.744ZAlastair Bull

TwinSpires is bringing back the First-Crop Sires Series for 2022. Last year's series included Gun Runner and Arrogate, and this season, Justify tops our list to follow closely.
Saratoga: How to bet the 2022 Jim Dandy Stakes
Saratoga: How to bet the 2022 Jim Dandy Stakes

2022-07-28T21:32:42.985ZJohn Mucciolo

A compact, but fantastic, field of four three-year-olds will go postward in the $600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2) at Saratoga on Saturday.
Mo Donegal rebounds in Belmont
Mo Donegal rebounds in Belmont

2022-06-12T01:10:27.855ZJames Scully

Mo Donegal couldn’t overcome a less-than-favorable trip in the Kentucky Derby, breaking slowly and traveling extremely wide to finish fifth, but he bounced back with a convincing win in the final leg of the Triple Crown, rallying to win going away by three lengths in the $1.5 Belmont S. (G1).
2022 Triple Crown Schedule: key dates, TV schedule and live stream
2022 Triple Crown Schedule: key dates, TV schedule and live stream

2022-06-10T20:55:00.000ZAlastair Bull

The 2022 Triple Crown, comprised of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, spans a five-week period from early May through early June. But preparations for the series begin months earlier.
2022 Triple Crown odds: how favorites and field size impact each race
2022 Triple Crown odds: how favorites and field size impact each race

2022-06-10T19:44:00.000ZAlastair Bull

Like most U.S. betting outlets, you won’t find any single bets available on a horse to win the 2022 Triple Crown with TwinSpires. But you can bet on each individual race.
How long are the three Triple Crown races?
How long are the three Triple Crown races?

2022-06-10T18:15:00.000ZAlastair Bull

The three races which make up the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred horse racing—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness S., and Belmont S.—each provide a test over a different distance at a different venue.
Belmont Stakes: Derby winner can Strike again
Belmont Stakes: Derby winner can Strike again

2022-06-09T14:14:27.639ZAlastair Bull

Three factors usually come into play when trying to handicap the Belmont Stakes (G1): pace, class, and stamina.