July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
Insider Analysis of Optimizer
ProTrained by the legendary D. Wayne Lukas (who has won the Roses four times among thirteen Triple Crown victories)Grandsires Smart Strike (who sired Curlin) and A. P. IndyConMade the field only after the defection of Larry Jones's Mark Valeski.D. Wayne Lukas hasn't won the Derby since he...
June 29, 2010 - 11:11pm
The 2009 Kentucky Derby winner hasn't won a race since winning the Run for the Roses, but he looked very good in a Monday workout at Churchill and could race here Saturday or Sunday.
By Josh Cook The last time we saw Mine That Bird the gelding was struggling to a ninth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November. The next time we see the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner racing again might be this weekend at Churchill Downs. Mine That Bird had a "bullet...
May 12, 2010 - 5:35pm
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and jockey Calvin Borel, drew the No. 8 post for Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes and is the early 5-2 favorite for the Baltimore race.
By Josh Cook Calvin Borel won't be coming off the rail, at least early on, in Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes. That's because the jockey and Super Saver, the horse he won the 136th Kentucky Derby on, will start from the No. 8 position in the 12-horse field at Pimlico Race Course in...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
A quick look at the son of Afleet Alex.
By Josh Cook This D. Wayne Lukas-trained horse has finished in the money five times in eight career starts, including all three starts this year. Dublin (21-1) is coming off a third-place finish (behind Line of David and Super Saver) in April 10's Arkansas Derby. However he hasn't won since...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
A quick glance at each of the contenders, and their updated odds, for Saturday's 136th Kentucky Derby.
By Josh Cook Saturday's Run for the Roses is expected to be very wet, and if that is the case it will likely be wide-open too. Here is a quick glance at what each of the contenders (along with their updated odds) in the 136th Kentucky Derby, which could be a very rainy and muddy, did the day...
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