Tag Archives: Derby Preps

Le Comte Stakes

The Saturday card at The Fairgrounds features 12 races with four stakes and a handicap race. The feature race is the $200k LeComte Stakes for three year olds. This race is the local prep for the Risen Star Stakes that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Handicapping, Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Le Comte Stakes

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume II – Just Getting Good

Playing Possum Gotham

Living in the megalopolis this winter has been absolutely brutal, same goes for winter racing at NYRA. Aqueduct has once again been dead all week as NYRA cancelled Thursday and Friday racing, but, Saturday offers hope as the weather looks good … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , | Comments Off on Playing Possum Gotham

“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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen IV – And Just One More

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

Share
Posted in Handicapping, Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Saturday Stakes Action

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

Share
Posted in Handicapping, Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Upon Further Review, WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume II

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

Share
Posted in Handicapping, Horse Racing | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Strong Contenders Face Off in Southwest Stakes

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume I

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

Share
Posted in Handicapping, Horse Racing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume IV

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

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Boom Goes Bust – WirePlayers Derby Dozen Volume III

Making Sense of the Rebel Stakes

The Rebel Stakes was run Saturday, and while I wasn’t too overwhelmed by the race as a whole, it did lend us to some answers about a few Kentucky Derby hopefuls. The race was run cleanly, and featured a slightly … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Horse Racing | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Making Sense of the Rebel Stakes