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Volume IV – The Final Dozen

On the cusp of the greatest racing spectacle in the United States we humbly offer our final Derby Dozen poll. It’s been a fun ride and we sincerely appreciate our contributors’ time and effort to our thrice weekly poll. As … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

Like a classic Playboy centerfold, our list of Kentucky Derby contenders is a bit top-heavy. Dortmund, American Pharoah, and Carpe Diem seem like world beaters with impressive, if not gaudy records. Next we have several contenders seemingly a cut below. … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume II – Just Getting Good

It’s t-minus 45 days till Derby 2015 and it’s far from over in trying to dope out the top contenders (and sleepers). In the three weeks since our last poll not much changed at the top, but American Pharoah and Carpe Diem made … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume I

Sure it’s cold and there’s snow covering most of the country, but spring is just around the corner and they’ll be loading the gate for Kentucky Derby #141 in 65 days. You heard me, 65 days! That means it’s time … Continue reading

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“You Are Looking Live” At WirePlayers Derby Dozen V

Derby weekend is finally upon us. There’s one clear cut favorite and by 6:30pm Saturday we’ll know if he’s the real deal. While California Chrome certainly appears formidable, rule #1 of handicapping is never take a short price on a … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen IV – And Just One More

With the final meaningful prep races occurring this weekend, here’s our penultimate ranking of Kentucky Derby contenders. Off a blistering performance in the Santa Anita Derby, California Chrome is the clear cut favorite garnering 5 first place votes. Tapiture received … Continue reading

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Saturday Stakes Action

Saturday offers the best day of stakes racing so far this year. It kicks off early with the Dubai World Cup card from Meydan race course. Although this year’s edition doesn’t have superstar 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, these … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

Chris “off the grid” Hernandez and McKayla Maroney are not impressed with this year’s Derby contenders. Maybe the Grade 1 Derby preps in the coming weeks will brighten spirits and tell us what we really have. There just might be … Continue reading

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Upon Further Review, WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume II

What does the WirePlayers Derby Dozen have in common with the stews at Gulfstream? We took down Cairo Prince and put Top Billing on top despite him finishing well behind Wildcat Red in the Fountain of Youth. We did ’em one … Continue reading

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Strong Contenders Face Off in Southwest Stakes

Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park features arguably the strongest field of Kentucky Derby prep races held so far this year. How can I tell: the 11 horse field contains 7 horses earning votes in Volume I of … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume I

Now that the season of Vanderpump Rules has wrapped and my faith in mankind has reached new depths, I’ll direct my focus to the WirePlayers Derby Dozen. The Kentucky Derby prep season is underway with a plethora of potential contenders … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows Anything – WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume V

Two days out from the Derby and we have our final ranking. Panel consensus indicates ORB as the most likely winner based on points, but REVOLUTIONARY received the most #1 votes. How do you explain that: apparently those who like … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume IV

Fragments of useful data interspersed with healthy doses of cynicism and discontent, we’re proud to release our latest Derby Dozen poll. The top half of our Derby Dozen poll is similar to three weeks ago with some reshuffling due to Orb’s … Continue reading

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Boom Goes Bust – WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

Much like a third world economy, some Kentucky Derby contenders undergo profound Boom and Bust cycles every prep season. For “Exhibit A” take the case of Super Ninety Nine. He failed to garner a single vote in Volume I, but after a scintillating, … Continue reading

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Our Gift to You, Derby Dozen Volume II

To avoid having anyone important in the racing industry getting on their high horse and being pissed at us, we’ve purged any semblance of criticism, parody, sarcasm, or general douchery from the latest Derby Dozen. What’s left is nothing but … Continue reading

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