Across the Board | Because post positions will not be drawn for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby until Wednesday evening and are not sure if we will get a light or heavy dose of rain, it is impossible for me to make a clear cut Derby pick for this column five days before the race.
Special to Gaming Today Edgar Allen Poe famously stated “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.” Never was there a more appropriate sentiment as it relates to the kind of hype that will surround the Kentucky Derby over the next few days.
V.I.P. Getting Rich with Saber | FREE PREVIEW! Welcome to Kentucky Derby 142 and my number of 149. We’ll get to the 149 in just a bit. The past few years the West Coast runners have dominated the Derby and on the surface it could happen again.
The 2016 renewal of the Kentucky Derby has most veteran handicappers stumped. Include yours truly in that group. The time to make a decision has come and making the choice even tougher is that our deadline precedes the post-position draw.
The Takeover | Let me use this space to talk a little bit about this coming weekend. I am not a horse guy per se, part of it comes from dealing with horse bettors on a regular basis and hearing the same old complaints over and over.
One of two companies licensed to operate historic horse racing machines in Wyoming has closed half of its locations and reduced hours at the others in recent months.
The past few years the West Coast runners have dominated the Derby and on the surface it could happen again with horses like the favorite Nyquist, the Santa Derby winner Exaggerator, the very consistent Baffert runner Mor Spirit who has never been worse than second in all seven of his starts.
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