TODAY IS THE DAY! Happy Derby Day!
What if we took the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners and put them in the starting gate? Well NTRA and Horse Racing Simulation did. Watch this virtual video to see who comes out on top!
With Toby’s Corner being withdrawn from the list of derby-goers, Derby Kitten slides into the 20th and final spot to line up in the starting gate on Saturday. Winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, Derby Kitten looks to shock the world for Ken & Sarah Ramsey. Javier Castellano has been slated to ride the colt.
Santiva is my derby selection as of today. I think the troubled trip in the Blue Grass Stakes is enough to mark that race as a competitive workout. He has a victory over the Churchill Downs surface and has the breeding for the distance. His running style may be perfect for the layout of this race. Hopefully we avoid the traffic this go ‘round!
R Heat Lighting has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Oaks by trainer Todd Pletcher. Article by Jay Privman
Five days until the Kentucky Derby. As of today, my pick is Santiva, but there is a lot of good looking horses. This derby looks like the most competitive I’ve seen in recent memory.