Jon & Joel preview Saturday's second jewel of the Triple Crown, and tell you why this year's Preakness is shaping up to be a three-horse race (in the mud). Will Nyquist head to New York with a potential back-to-back Triple Crown on the line? Can Exaggerator finally get the pace to turn the tables late on Nyquist after four defeats to the champ? Or is there an emerging new shooter ready to break out? Three very key questions and scenarios that give this year's Preakness a lot of potential to...
The TCI guys reflect on Derby Day and Nyquist's triumphant run into the history books, along with other key performances in the Run for the Roses. They then turn their attention to Baltimore for a first look at the likely Preakness contenders that could give the undefeated champ his biggest challenges next Saturday. Watch it. Comment
The questions all get answered Saturday. Will Nyquist prove the doubters wrong yet again? Does this seemingly wide-open Derby have 'longshot' written all over it? Who's poised to breakthrough with a run into the history books? Jon & Joel take under 15 minutes to break it all down for you. Kentucky Derby 142 is here. Watch it. Comment.
Jon & Joel give first impressions on Kentucky Derby 142 contenders they've followed in training at Churchill and Keeneland over the last couple weeks. Who has looked the part? And what workouts have been the most notable in signaling a big performance to come? One week to go. Watch it. Comment.
With all of the preps in the books, Jon and Joel evaluate the prospective field for Kentucky Derby 142, and give initial thoughts on what they'll be looking to see over the course of the next two weeks. They wrap last week's Arkansas Derby and tell you how that final major prep impacted the TCI Top 10. Watch it. Comment.
Jon & Joel recap a monster round of preps from last Saturday, and discuss the aftermath and impact on the TCI Top 10 and overall Kentucky Derby picture. They also preview the final major Derby prep of the season - Saturday's Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn, and tell you what to look for from the leading contenders. Can Cupid go back to back and stamp himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby? Or will a closer like Whitmore or Creator step up and turn the tables with...
Jon & Joel dig into the biggest Derby prep weekend of the year, and opine on each of Saturday's three key Grade 1 events - the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. With four horses from the TCI Top 10 in action from coast to coast, who will assert themselves as a leading contender heading into next month's Kentucky Derby, and will we see any surprises? Also, where do Nyquist and Mohaymen figure into the equation now after last week's Florida Derby? Watch It. Comment.
The TCI guys discuss the showdown that everybody has long awaited - Nyquist vs. Mohaymen in Saturday's Florida Derby. Will it live up to billing? And could both be compromising their Triple Crown chances with this pre-Kentucky Derby battle? Jon and Joel opine. They also evaluate the individual performances from last week's Louisiana Derby, and talk about the impact on the TCI Top 10. Watch it. Comment.
Jon & Joel break down the Rebel Stakes and talk about its impact on the Derby Trail - and perhaps the TCI Top 10. They also look forward to Saturday's first "final" prep race worth 100 pts - the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby - and preview the field of 11. Will Mo Tom get enough pace to run by the field late? Can Gun Runner or Forevamo carve out winning trips from difficult posts? Or will one of the Florida invaders, such as Greenpointcrusader, prove best? Watch it. Comment.
Jon & Joel discuss last week's prep observations and the after effects, which includes the first shake-up of the season in the TCI Top 10. They also preview Saturday's full field in the Rebel Stakes, and tell you what to watch for. Watch it. Comment.
The TCI guys evaluate Shagaf's performance and tell you why an Aqueduct Allowance race a day after the Gotham may prove to have been the better race. They also look ahead to Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby & San Felipe Stakes, and tell you why this may be the most wide-open and contentious weekend of Derby preps in recent memory. Will Mor Spirit and Brody's Cause hold serve as favorites, or is it time for some new blood to emerge with a breakout performance and become serious players on the Derby...
Jon & Joel respond to Mohaymen's Fountain of Youth win, and talk about whether he and Zulu lived up to billing or not. They preview what turned out to be a solid field for Saturday's Gotham Stakes, and tell you what to look for in the Aqueduct prep. Will Shagaf prove to be the goods, or can another up-and-coming talent steal the show and prove to be an emerging top Derby contender. Watch it. Comment.