Less than two weeks from the World Championships, one of the races being talked about least so far on the entire card is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Considering the past performances of the young females who will be lining up for the 1 1/16-mile test over the main track, this is one race which deserves far more respect.
While their respective racing careers may still be relatively new, this field is shaping up to be a classy affair. Winning streaks and Grade 1 victories abound in this one which could end up being the highlight of “Future Stars Friday” on November 2 at iconic Churchill Downs.
Where will the next Rachel Alexandra or Songbird come from? Let’s take a look at some of the big names set to clash in the Juvenile Fillies …
It’s mid-October, which means two things: The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner (just two weeks away) and the NCAA football season is heating up with the top programs looking to emerge with an opportunity to stake their spot in the college football playoffs.read more
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are a mere three weeks away. As the contenders for each division compete in their final preps, the Classic division has been left with more questions than answers. The Breeders’ Cup has historically provided greatread more
With his victory in the Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita, Game Winner became the second horse to win a race on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The son of Candy Ride remained unbeaten after three career starts.read more
For anyone who’s spent more than a few days, never mind years, trying to cash a winning bet, disqualifications suck. Look, they just do and here’s the biggest reasons why - inconsistency. There are two kinds of inconsistency in the world of...read more
Predicting the Eclipse Award for Male Turf Champion in 2018 is no easy task. The division is wide open. In a year like this, what happens late in the season will most likely sway the voters one way or the other. The most important turf race run in America to dateread more
Cairo Cat became the first winner on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby when he rallied from seventh place at odds of 17-1 to win the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. Not only did the son of Cairo Prince become the first winner of 10 Derbyread more
The Pick 5 is my primary wager, even when I only have $50 in my hand I tend to swing for this 50-cent base wager. For my time, effort, and bankroll the Pick 5 presents the biggest bang for my buck. Of course, I’ve had some success with the wager – hitting it eight times in 2017.read more
The road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby kicks off on Saturday, September 15, with the running of the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Once again, there are 35 races that offer qualifying points for the Derby with the 19-race “Prep Season” and the final 16-race “Championship Series”.read more
If you are thinking about our joining our exciting new opportunity at Derby Day Racing, you better act now. The 2018 2yo Partnership will be closing in a matter of days.
This partnership will officially be closed on Wednesday, September 19. That’sread more
The 2018 summer racing season unofficially ended last weekend when Saratoga and Del Mar closed their doors on Labor Day. Racing on both coasts was successful based on total handle numbers that accounted for both on track and interstate wageringread more
Excitement is building for Team Derby Day Racing. The group of passionate racing fans is thrilled and excited to announce the purchase of Painismygain as the second promising juvenile to join the stable. The handsome son of Trappe Shot joins Sooner Schooner (Lookin At Lucky)read more
We are part of a tribe — you and me. It’s traditional in a sense, while not being determined by geography or our survival. But make no mistake — the language, mores, and ways we reside within the confines of this tribe define who we are. We are horse bettors. Gamblers if you preferread more
There will be no Eclipse Awards for Catholic Boy in 2018, and that’s a shame. This afternoon, on the big stage of Travers Day at Saratoga, the three-year-old son of More Than Ready was the star of stars. In a huge race made wide open by the retirement of the undefeated Triple Crown winner, Catholic Boy tookread more
It’s already been a huge year for the three-year-old fillies, and it could get a whole lot bigger in the next ten days. Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama is one of the most important races within the division, and while the leader of the pack, Monomoy Girl, eyes the riches of the Cotillion at Parx, and the Canadianread more
Is it me or does the 155th year of Saratoga Racetrack feel a bit different this time around? Let’s start with the weather – ranging from a typical hot beach day to the humidity of a rain forest to well, dark and stormy, the precipitation has wreaked havoc on the first 22 days of racing.read more
When Diversify and Mind Your Biscuits finished first and second in the Whitney Handicap on Saturday you might have thought that this feature race was restricted to New York-breds as opposed to a ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic....read more
Trainer Dale Romans has been blessed with a number of 3yo males who have made some noise for him in this crop. Horses like Free Drop Billy, Promises Fulfilled, and King Zachary each gave the confident conditioner graded stakes victories, but we now likely have a new best of the bunch. Mr Freeze isread more
The Saratoga spotlight was on the 3-year-olds when Hofburg easily won the Curlin on a sloppy track and then Tenfold was the victor in the Jim Dandy after an unusual stretch run. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott opted to run Hofburg in the softer field of the Curlin over the Jim Dandy, probably looking to getread more
Everyone remembers the march Affirmed made through the Triple Crown, and his incredible rivalry with Alydar. Surely it was the hardest fought series of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont ever run, and evaluating the Affirmed-Alydar rivalry as the best in the history ofread more
Matt Shifman takes a look at the first week of racing from Saratoga, featuring Grade 1 winners and a couple of other interesting victories. There is only one horse in the country that owns a racing record that compares to that of Monomoy Girl and that belongs to a Triple Crown winner named Justify.read more
Derby Day Racing is forming a new 2018 two-year-old partnership. We will purchase three juveniles this summer, either at the upcoming sales, or by way of a private purchase.
Our goal with our first partnership is to hit a home run. We will target two-year-olds who we believe have the potential to win at two, but even moreread more
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