Kentucky Derby

Orb Draws Post #16 as 7-2 Morning Line Favorite for Kentucky Derby 139; Thursday Picks at Pimlico

Orb Draws Post #16 as 7-2 Morning Line Favorite for Kentucky Derby 139; Thursday Picks at Pimlico

May 01, 2013 | Gary Quill

Post Positions for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby were drawn Wednesday evening at Churchill Downs. Native Kentuckian and veteran Derby Oddmaker Mike Battaglia set the Moring Line odds and made Florida Derby winner Orb the 7-2 favorite, who will break from post #16 over the undefeated Verrazano (Post #14) the 4-1 second choice among a full field [...]

7-2 favorite Orb draws 16th post in Kentucky Derby

May 01, 2013 | WNST Staff

NBC Sports’ Moss likes Orb as favorite for Kentucky Derby

May 01, 2013 | WNST Audio

Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Top 10 Baseball Distractions

April 30, 2013 | Glenn Clark

Glenn offers his weekly preview, touching on events both inside and outside of the world of sports…

Rosie Napravnik featured on CBS’ 60-Minutes; Selection Sunday at Pimlico (Day 16)

Rosie Napravnik featured on CBS’ 60-Minutes; Selection Sunday at Pimlico (Day 16)

April 27, 2013 | Gary Quill

Nearly 6 months ago, Rosie Napravnik was on top of the thoroughbred racing world, as she guided 2-year-old champion Shanghai Bobby to a thrilling victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, stamping him the early Kentucky Derby favorite. “Bobby” and Rosie seemed destined to have a date on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs. Well [...]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Derby news); Fan Friday Picks at Pimlico (Day 14)

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Derby news); Fan Friday Picks at Pimlico (Day 14)

April 25, 2013 | Gary Quill

There’s less than 6 days until the Post Positions are draw for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, first leg of horse racings’ Triple Crown. It is likely that twenty (20) 3-year-olds will be entered to run in this race on Saturday, May 4th at approximately 6:20pm EDT, because at least 22 are still [...]

Departing Wins IL Derby, Becomes First Preakness “Probable”; Selection Sunday at Pimlico (Day 12)

Departing Wins IL Derby, Becomes First Preakness “Probable”; Selection Sunday at Pimlico (Day 12)

April 20, 2013 | Gary Quill

The Illinois Derby may not have been an official Kentucky Derby prep race, since no Derby Points were up for grabs, but could have served as a Preakness Stakes prep. Claiborne Farms Departing went off as the 9-5 favorite and did not disappoint his backers as he won the $750,000 IL Derby by 3 lengths. [...]

Opinions on Illinois Derby, Lexington Stakes and 11 Exciting Chase Scenes on Saturday at Pimlico (Day 11)

Opinions on Illinois Derby, Lexington Stakes and 11 Exciting Chase Scenes on Saturday at Pimlico (Day 11)

April 19, 2013 | Gary Quill

Two weeks from Saturday is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. A full field of 20 starters is expected, and with the exception of one or two runners, horseplayers can perform some advanced handicapping on the race. Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. This Saturday, Hawthorne Race [...]

Kentucky Derby Certain To Have 20 Starters; Selections for Fan Friday at Pimlico (Day 10)

Kentucky Derby Certain To Have 20 Starters; Selections for Fan Friday at Pimlico (Day 10)

April 18, 2013 | Gary Quill

With just two (2) weeks until the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, it appears that a full field of 20 will be entered. In the initial year of the Derby Point system determining the pecking order (instead of graded stakes earnings) as to who gets in and who’s left out. There are a few [...]

Kentucky Derby Field is taking shape; Selections for Thursday (Day 5) at Pimlico

Kentucky Derby Field is taking shape; Selections for Thursday (Day 5) at Pimlico

April 10, 2013 | Gary Quill

With just three (3) weeks until the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, it appears that a full field of 20 will be entered. In the initial year of the Derby Point system determining the pecking order (instead of graded stakes earnings) as to who gets in and who’s left out, about 15 3-year-olds have secured [...]