Tag Archives: Bill Mott

Kentucky Derby 2024 Field & Odds

By Jarrod Horak The field is set for Kentucky Derby 2024. A full field of 20 plus two also-eligibles passed the entry box and Fierceness is the 5-2 morning line favorite.  The Kentucky Derby is the 12th race at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4, 2024, and the scheduled post time is 6:57 PM (EDT).

Kentucky Oaks 2024 Field & Odds

By Jarrod Horak The field is set for the 2024 Kentucky Oaks. A full field of 14 plus two also-eligibles passed the entry box and Tarifa is the 7-2 morning line favorite. The Kentucky Oaks is the 11th race at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 3, 2024, and the scheduled post time is 5:51 PM […]

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (4-23-24)

By Jarrod Horak All of the points races have been run and the Kentucky Derby 2024 contenders are gathering under the Twin Spires for final workouts and preparations. In this article, I will catch up with the latest Derby news and update my “Exceptional 11” Kentucky Derby contenders.  Deterministic is out of the race. Christophe […]

Kentucky Oaks 2024 Update (4-22-24)

By Jarrod Horak Group 3 UAE Oaks winner Manama Gold is now possible for Kentucky Oaks 2024. In this report, I will check out the latest Oaks news and update my “Fabulous 5” Oaks contenders.  Manama Gold is now trained by Todd Pletcher and is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on April 22. She […]

Catching Freedom wins 2024 Smarty Jones Stakes

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (4-16-24)

Catching Freedom wins 2024 Smarty Jones Stakes (Coady Photography) By Jarrod Horak The Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 13 was the final Kentucky Derby 2024 points race. In this article, I will look back at that event and update my “Exceptional 11” Kentucky Derby contenders. In other Derby news, No More Time […]

Kentucky Oaks 2024 Update (4-15-24)

By Jarrod Horak All of the Kentucky Oaks 2024 points races have been run, and now the attention turns to final workouts. In this report, I will check out the latest Oaks news and update my “Fabulous 5” Oaks contenders.  Into Champagne is possible for the Kentucky Oaks and Eight Belles on May 3, according […]

Resilience wins 2024 Wood Memorial

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (4-9-24)

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 2 Wood Memorial, Grade 1 Blue Grass, and Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby were the latest road to Kentucky Derby 2024 points races on Saturday, April 6. In this article, I will look back at those events and update my “Exceptional 11” Kentucky Derby contenders. The Grade 3 Lexington at […]

Where's My Ring wins 2024 Gazelle Stakes

Kentucky Oaks 2024 Update (4-8-24)

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Ashland, Grade 2 Santa Anita Oaks, and Grade 3 Gazelle Stakes were the final three road to Kentucky Oaks 2024 points races. In this report, I will look back at those events and update my “Fabulous 5” Oaks contenders.  In other Kentucky Oaks news, West Omaha, a longtime member […]

Uncle Heavy wins 2024 Withers

Wood Memorial 2024 Picks

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2024 continues at Aqueduct on Saturday, April 6, and I have included Wood Memorial 2024 picks below. The Grade 2 event for 3-year-olds has a $750,000 purse and the thirteen entrants will be journeying 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The Wood Memorial is the 10th […]

Just F Y I wins 2023 Frizette

Ashland Stakes 2024 Picks

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Oaks 2024 continues at Keeneland on Friday, April 5, and I have included Ashland Stakes 2024 picks below. The Grade 1 event for 3-year-old fillies has a $600,000 purse and the eight entrants will be journeying 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Ashland Stakes is the […]