Archive for May 2016

2016 Man o' War and Peter Pan Stakes Preview

Though some may still be catching their breath from the Derby, the racing world moves on, and so do we here at Picks and Ponderings. This weekend, we visit Belmont Park for a pair of graded stakes at Belmont Park: the Grade I Man o’ War for the older turf route set, as well as... Read more »

2016 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Preview and Kentucky Derby Day Selections

The traditional race before the Kentucky Derby is the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. It will be contested once again and has a half million dollars at stake. The race was first run in 1987, and it featured Manila – the incumbent Breeders’ Cup Turf winner and Eclipse winner for Turf Champion at three –... Read more »

2016 Kentucky Derby Preview

The Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses. The First Saturday in May. The first leg of the Triple Crown. The finest two minutes in sport. This piece focuses only on the Derby, but Picks & Ponderings hasn’t neglected other races.  Picks & Ponderings also offers selections for the other stakes on the undercard as... Read more »

2016 Kentucky Oaks Preview

It’s here: Oaks weekend, Derby weekend, the one weekend in which horse racing is most likely to come up in casual conversation among your non-racing friends!  As always, we are here to shine some light on the marquee races.  In addition to this piece, Picks and Ponderings will feature a point-counterpoint preview of the Kentucky... Read more »