Posts tagged "The Factor"

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 »

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 »