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The ‘speed gene’

The appliance of science to advise on a colt's chances of staying the Derby trip is no match for a sound, experienced judge - the notion of a 'speed gene' is preposterous more » Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Uncle Mo lands the haymaker against Tapit

All spring leading up to the Derby, heavyweights Uncle Mo, the bay challenger, and Tapit, the gray champion, traded blows each weekend, it seemed, with one or the other landing major punches in the runup to the main event. And these weren’t the fluffy nothings like those thrown in a fight between “pastel bros” captured here … Read More...

Can Nyquist stay?

Shortly after undefeated juvenile champion Nyquist (Breeders’ Cup Photo, above, winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) had scorched the seven furlongs of the G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita in 1:20.71 on Monday, questions and comments — all legitimate, given his pedigree — surfaced on Twitter about his ability to get the Derby distance. Really, really … Read More...

Horn of plenty

Golden Horn, Europe’s top-rated racehorse of 2015, may be the flagship signing for Darley but Dalham Hall Stud will be welcoming more than one new face this season more » Read More...

Derby recap from Steve Byk’s show from Wednesday, May 8.

Derby recap (including more on Golden Soul), plus a look at Departing on Steve Byk’s show from Wednesday, May 8. Click here to listen. Read More...

Byerley Turk influence Eclipsed

Like Montjeu, Sir Peter Teazle sired four Derby winners but he is nowhere to be seen in the male-line of contemporary stallions more » Read More...

Deep Field for 2012 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland – Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) – $750,000 – 1 1/8 miles – All Weather 1. Heavy Breathing (KY) – Corey Lanerie – 123 – Todd Pletcher 2. Gung Ho (PA) – Edgar Prado – 123 – Michael Maker 3. Prospective (KY) – Luis... Read More...

Derby, Dubai, Zen

Spending a spring week in Florida is not a novel idea. A plethora of recreational opportunities, spring training baseball games, and cool beaches on warm days are just a few of the reasons that thousands flock to the area at this time of year. Of cours... Read More...

Gotham Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 4 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the recent attrition on the Kentucky Derby trial, and bring in Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa to help break down Saturday’s Gotham Stakes. Read More...

Let’s Get Serious

2012 Triple Crown | 4 years ago
Jon & Joel preview a serious weekend of Kentucky Derby preps, headlined by Sunday’s Fountain of Youth. The guys discuss what to expect from early Derby fave Union Rags in his seasonal debut, along with the Pletcher duo – Algorithms and Discreet Dancer. They talk El Padrino, the rest of the Risen Star cast and […] Read More...

Maiden Madness

2012 Triple Crown | 4 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the continuation of new shooters onto the Kentucky Derby trail, and interview the owner that potentially holds the strongest hand in this year’s Kentucky Derby picture. Read More...

More Young Guns

2012 Triple Crown | 4 years ago
Quick recap of the Hutcheson S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park and several other races that produced more Young Guns on the Kentucky Derby Trail. Is it too late for a maiden winner to make it to the Kentucky Derby? Wait till you see what Bob Baffert thinks. Read More...

Fast-Paced Derby Snapshot

2012 Triple Crown | 4 years ago
The TCI boys quickly catch you up on the progress of major Triple Crown contenders yet to make their 3-year-old debuts, and tell you where they will likely surface. They also discuss a couple of races this weekend that could have an impact on the Triple Crown Trail. Read More...