Some Derby Contenders Have A Distinct Advantage

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Some contenders hold a noticeable advantage before they break from two gates. Others, however, must buck negative trends that go back decades. For example, no horse with four or fewer career starts has smelled the roses since Exterminator in 1918. So, it does not look good for Showing Up who won the Lexington Stakes on […]


Horse Betting Everything S Falling Into Place For Bob John And Barbaro

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Why would they allow twenty horses in a race in the first place is a good question and after yesterdays post position draw, the trainers for Lawyer Ron and Brother Derek, have to be fuming on the inside. Brother Derek the favorite for the “Run for the Roses” has been annihilating opposition in California this […]


Horse Betting Brother Derek Is My Bet For The Preakness

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“Barbaro was so overpowering in his Kentucky Derby romp that winning next Saturday’s Preakness seems to be a foregone conclusion.” – Associated Press “Unbeaten Barbaro looks invincible.” – Asbury Park Press “I’d say he’s the best horse I’ve seen in the past 25 years … on the dirt, turf, any age group.” – Hall of […]


Derby Offers Interesting Take On Pace

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This year, strong convictions are starting to mount about who is a logical pick and who might be considered a “Budweiser Longshot.” A few horses to keep an eye onfrom this fan’s point of view are Brother Derek, Lawyer Ron, Barbaro and Sweetnorthersaint. Let’s start with the probable favorite, but first, let me remind you […]


History Of The Preakness Stakes

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The Preakness Stakes, along with the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, is the second race of the coveted Thoroughbred Triple Crown. The race is often referred to as the run for the Black Eyed Susan’s. This is because the winner of the race will be draped with flower wreath of Black Eyed Susan’s. The […]


Derby City Guide Including Derby Hotels

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Introduction: Derby holds a great appeal for those visitors in search of unspoilt tradition and character. In the shadow of the ornate Cathedral tower lies a great multi-cultural city bursting with a wealth of entertainment venues, attractions, parks and shops. Derby is perfect for those in search of a short break, whatever their needs. Places […]


New Faces Across The Board

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As the drama of Kentucky Derby 132 continues to unfold, one will find the stage filled with a refreshing cast of new characters seeking the glory that is the Run for the Roses. Jockey legends Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, and Pat Day, who, between them, own six Derby winning mounts, have left the scene to […]


Horses War Admiral

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Sometimes the sons of the fathers surpass the accomplishments of the father. Such was the case with one of the greatest races horses of all time, the son of Man O’ War, War Admiral, who went on to become racing’s 4th triple crown winner. War Admiral almost wasn’t the 4th triple crown winner. He was […]


The Early History Of Derby

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Derby is a city situated in the East Midlands and is set in the County of Derbyshire. The population census of Derby in 2001 was numbered at approx 234,000 making it the 18th biggest place to live in England. Derby is home to the smallest Anglican Cathedral in the country. The Cathedral of All Saints […]


Barbaro Our New Hope

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“Oh boy, is this great?” That’s what Kent Dorfman said in “Animal House” many years ago. And that same question could be said right now about the eye-popping and heartwarming performance put up this past Saturday at Churchill Downs when Barbaro, the Florida Derby Champion, found his way to the winners circle in the 132nd […]


There Will Be No Triple Crown Winner This Year

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The winner of the Kentucky Derby won’t be able to participate in the Belmont Stakes Race, since he’s been victim of an accident during the second competition for the Triple Crown: the Preakness Stakes. Barbaro is recovering from an injury suffered a couple weeks ago in a career- ending breakdown at the Preakness. Barbaro shattered […]


The Kentucky Derby A Historical Look At Horse Racing S Finest

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The Kentucky Derby, the premier horse race of all horse races, has a checkered history that spans 130 years. At first, it struggled to survive, owing its success to the men and women who created and sustained it. The dream started with a young man, Col. M. Lewis Clark, grandson of Gen. William Clark, the […]


You Ve Got To Bet The Preakness

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This Saturday, I’ll be back at the same sports bar where I watched the Kentucky Derby. If you read my Derby column, I told you to throw out a couple of favorites (Lawyer Ron and Brother Derek), and keep Barbaro, despite history being against him. Unfortunately, I also told you that I like America’s favorite […]