Category: Horse Racing
By Ron Raymond on May 4, 2011 | In Horse Racing
Kentucky Derby 2011
This year’s Kentucky Derby is wide open. No clear favorite has risen to the forefront; indeed, it has been a rocky road to the Kentucky Derby for even the top contenders.
Capable of blowing away fields when at his best, Uncle Mo was heralded as the early Kentucky Derby favorite after his superb 2-year-old campaign. But after being defeated by two rivals in his final prep race before the Kentucky Derby and being diagnosed with a G.I. infection, questions remain as to whether Uncle Mo can bounce back in time to win. Uncle Mo is trained by Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Derby last year. Find Kentucky Derby odds on Uncle Mo at the Bodog Racebook.
Likely the lukewarm race favorite, Dialed In has delivered consistent performances throughout his Kentucky Derby campaign: His two graded stakes wins (the Holy Bull Stakes and the Florida Derby) were solid. He also has the benefit of trainer Nick Zito, who is a two-time Kentucky Derby winner. But Dialed In has only raced four times in 2011 and never in a field as crowded as what he will face in the Derby. Make your 2011 Kentucky Derby bet on Dialed In with Bodog.
A rich win in the CashCall Futurity at the end of 2010 all but guaranteeing a Kentucky Derby berth, Comma to the Top was riding high into 2011. But a series of disappointing performances in 2011 had his connections considering withdrawing him from contention. In April, Comma to the Top rebounded nicely in his final Kentucky Derby prep with a strong runner-up performance, causing his connections to recommit to the Derby. Make your online horse racing wager on Comma to the Top with Bodog!
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By Ron Raymond on Dec 15, 2010 | In Horse Racing
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By Ron Raymond on Oct 21, 2010 | In Horse Racing
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the highlight of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and will be held this year on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky. This year is especially exciting as undefeated Zenyatta is scheduled to defend her title. Zenyatta, a 5-year-old mare trained by John Shirreffs, is one of the Breeders’ Cup Classic’s top contenders. Last year, she became the first female horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and did so with a thrilling last-to-first stretch run. Even more incredible is Zenyatta’s streak of 19 straight wins; one more victory and she will break the North American record for most consecutive wins.
Does any horse have what it takes to defeat Zenyatta? The field for the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic is full of talent. Blame, a 4-year-old colt trained by Al Stall, Jr., has won five of his last six races and is one of the favorites for an upset. Also coming into the race strongly is Musket Man, a 4-year-old Derek Ryan trainee, who hasn’t finished worse than third all year. Todd Pletcher’s Quality Road is a 4-year-old speedster who has won four of five races in 2010. And don’t forget about 3-year-old Lookin at Lucky, who won the Triple Crown’s Preakness Stakes this summer under trainer Bob Baffert. But Zenyatta has been untouchable throughout her storied career and will be the clear favorite going into the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
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