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Month: May 2018

My Derby Predictions: No Surprises

My Derby Predictions: No Surprises

This Derby has been difficult to predict: You have several green colts who didn’t race as two-year-olds but have been unbeatable; you have a champion from England who wowed everyone with a speedy race in the UAE, but is untested against American horses; and you have a few horses who excelled at two who haven’t lived up to their two-year-old hype. What to do? When in doubt, I go with the fast horse. The fastest. The one who’s proven that…

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Derby Posts Drawn; Justify, Audible in Good Shape

Derby Posts Drawn; Justify, Audible in Good Shape

Post positions for the 144th Kentucky Derby were drawn today, and it was bad luck for Firenze Fire. Firenze Fire, the horse that proves that if you run enough, you too can get in the Kentucky Derby, drew the first position, generally considered the kiss of death because of all the bumping and boxing in that goes on in the giant 20-horse field. Another bad-luck colt was Solomini, who drew the no. 17 post. No horse has ever won the…

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