July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Calvin Borel has secured his Derby mount on Twice the Appeal.
Calvin Borel will once again ride the Sunland Derby's representative Kentucky Derby entry when he rides Twice the Appeal next Saturday. Twice the Appeal is the longshot winner of the Grade 3 Sunland Derby that was run in New Mexico March 27th. Mine That Bird, whom Calvin Borel rode...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Who's your pick in the Derby? Handicap the race beforehand to make an informed decision.
In horse racing, handicapping is the art of predicting which horses have the greatest chance of winning the race. Wagering is how you bet the race. Often, people confuse the two terms or use them interchangeably. They ultimately go hand-in-hand, but you may find (as I often do) you can handicap a...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A horse needs more than a jockey and a trainer to get him to the big race, but who is the entourage that often accompanies the horse?
It takes a village to race a horse. Everyone knows that the owner owns the horse, the trainer prepares him for the race, and the jockey is the horse's rider.  However, it's not just these three that are associated with a winning horse. There are several people behind the scenes that contribute...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Want to talk like a pro or just understand what the handicappers are saying? Learn some common racing terms to stay in the conversation.
As the Kentucky Derby draws near, you may need to learn some common racing terms to understand the handicappers and benefit from what they're saying. Or, you may just want to look like you know what you’re talking about at the Derby party. If there is a term you've heard that you don't know, feel...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Derby Kitten wins the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.
Derby Kitten wins the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes before a crowd of 20,273 at Keeneland. The win boosts Derby Kitten's earnings to $172,333, but with this being his only graded stakes win, he will not be pointed toward the Kentucky Derby. When asked about the colt's next race, trainer Mike...
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