Road to the Kentucky Derby

Brisnet.com Triple Crown Throwdown: Ohio Derby

Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com takes on TDN's Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato as they handicap Triple Crown prep races plus the big three races themselves. The three will make $100 Win/Place bets in the preps and $200 Win/Place bets in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Highest bankroll at the end wins. DeRosa - Belmont Stakes Result - Tiz the Law (+$325) proved too good for them. Bankroll: $3540. GIII Ohio Derby - Awesome field lined up and no brainer to fade Storm the Court as ML favorite based on...

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Thistledown Starts 2020 Season June 4

JACK Thistledown Racino kicks off its 2020 racing season June 4, continuing through October 21. Thistledown will feature an eight race card Monday-Thursdays, with first post at 12:50 p.m. ET. The season will include select Saturday racing, including the 86th running of the Ohio Derby June 27 and the Best of Ohio series August 8. The GIII Ohio Derby will be part of the "Road to Kentucky Derby." Points to the top four finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2. "We are thrilled to have JACK Thistledown Racino's historic Ohio Derby become...

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Ohio Derby Added to Road to the KY Derby

The GIII Ohio Derby has been added to the extension of the "Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve." The $500,000 race will be held June 27 at Thistledown Racino. Points to the Top 4 finishers will be worth 20-8-4-2 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Also on the schedule are the June 6 GI Santa Anita Derby (100 points), the June 20 GI Belmont S. (150 points), the July 4 GIII Los Alamtios Derby (20 points), the July 8 GIII Indiana Derby (20 points), the July...

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Maxfield Back for Meaningful Matt Winn

A few weeks ago, the GIII Matt Winn S. was added as a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, reconstituted when Churchill Downs relocated the 2020 'Run for the Roses' to Sept. 5. The race took on added importance earlier this week, when officials at Belmont Park announced that its marquee race, the GI Belmont S., would be the first of this year's Triple Crown races and take place June 20. Saturday's first graded stakes of the season beneath the Twin Spires therefore takes on added importance...

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Churchill Downs Extends Road to the KY Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack released a preliminary list of races Tuesday that could be used for the extension of the "Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve," pending agreeable race placement by the host tracks. The first race in the extended series, the $150,000 GIII Matt Winn S. May 23 at Churchill Downs, will have top four points raised from the previously announced 10-4-2-1to 50-20-10-5. "Based on measured interest from horsemen and limited racing opportunities for 3-year-olds across the country, the Matt Winn at the home of the Kentucky...

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Biancone Brings Hot Hand to Tampa With Sole Volante

Patrick Biancone pulled off the improbable last Saturday in the GII Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream, winning a major prep for the GI Kentucky Derby with a horse who cost relatively little at the sales and appeared headed for a career on the grass. Now, can he do it all over again? A week after Ete Indien (Summer Front) won the Fountain of Youth, Sole Volante (Karakontie {Jpn}) will look to emulate his stablemate with a win in the GII Tampa Bay Derby. The similarities with the two are...

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