Posts tagged "Kentucky Derby"

5 Reasons California Chrome Will NOT Win the Triple Crown

5 Reasons California Chrome Will NOT Win the Triple Crown
As a lifelong horse racing fan who has never witnessed a triple crown winner, I promise you that I want to see California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes as much as you do. However, as a lifelong horse racing fan, I know it’s nearly impossible to do so for several reasons. Here are a few.... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition
This is the only blog I do annually (assuming you don’t count 2013 as a year). In 2011, I correctly had the 20-1 Animal Kingdom as my winner, but in 2012 I told I’ll Have Another that I went into the future, and back again, only to tell him he didn’t win the Derby- even... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: T.R. Slyder Interviews All 20 Kentucky Derby Horses

Talk Derby to Me: T.R. Slyder Interviews All 20 Kentucky Derby Horses
            I’d like to thank my shadowy go-between who makes this interview possible every year. The nameless figure, we’ll call him Sleazy D.Z., is an  Arlington Park higher-up who makes this interview possible. For legal reasons, I am not at liberty to discuss any further the methodology entailed in any... Read more »
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Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 19 Kentucky Derby Horses

TRS: You have no chance. I hope your owners at least had fun   this week, celebrating that they have a derby horse. <p><p><p>   WMG: Totally agree. Did you see how I lost the Illinois Derby by   17 lengths?? Oh man, was that ugly.
Some people have a little Captain in them, I have a little Dr. Doolittle in me and I have the ability to communicate with horses. Let’s see what each of the Kentucky Derby horses has to say, starting in post position #1 with Archarcharch and ending with Watch Me Go in pp #20. ——————————————“Like” us... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: How The Factor's Rebel Romp Affects the Derby

It's too early to tell if Uncle Mo and The Factor are freaks, or just solid horses among what looks like another substandard crop of 3 year olds. Regardless of their freakiness, they are clearly the class of their class this year and will make for an excellent Derby. I can't recall a more exciting head-to-head Derby match up since Afleet Alex and Bellamy Road. This ought to be fun.
The Factor raced yesterday in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. It was prep race for aspiring Derby horses and The Factor obliterated not only the other horses in the Rebel, but every other 3-year old in the country not named Uncle Mo Assuming the Factor and Uncle Mo go to the Kentucky Derby, here is... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: What Uncle Mo's Win Taught us on Saturday

Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo had no problem matter-of-factly dismissing four inferior opponents in Saturday’s Timely Writer. While the victory came as no surprise, seasoned horse players like ourselves know that some victories are better than others for a horse going forward and that’s what this list is all about. So let’s first look at... Read more »
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5 Things We Learned About The Factor in Sunday's San Vicente Stakes

Sunday's San Vicente started 7 minutes after the Round 1 Derby Futures Pool closed and The Factor's odds of winning the Derby were 25-1.  Then he went out and ran a monster Grade 2 race against derby hopefuls. Look for his odds to be closer to 12-1 in Round of the Futures Pool.
First off this video is the San Vicente Stakes run at Santa Anita on Sunday. What conference championships are to March Madness, this race is like to the Kentucky Derby ;nearly all the horses in this race are Derby hopefuls. We are watching #8 The Factor: the fastest three year old in the West.

Talk Derby To Me: 6 Best Kentucky Derby Prospects

The Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker published his Top 20 Early Derby Contenders and I thought that would be a good place for this list to start as I will concede he knows horses better than I do. Derby Season will be here before we know it, and you may as well be the person... Read more »