Tag Archives: Michael McCarthy

Broheim: Bred To Go Long On Turf Watch For JJ To Ride In Del Mar

Three year old ridgling for Mike McCarthy made start #2 in Saturday’s opener at six and a half on the turf in a maiden special weight for 3 and up. Off at 7/2 in a field of 8, he broke OK under J.J. and sat 4th on the rail down the back side, just two […]

Kentucky Derby 2024 Workouts (4-27-24)

By Jarrod Horak This Kentucky Derby 2024 video features the latest Derby workouts for Saturday, April 27. The 2024 Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. Horses, jockeys, and trainers discussed in this video: Encino, Catching Freedom, Brad Cox, Flavien Prat, Axel Concepcion, Sierra Leone, Domestic Product, Zandon, Chad Brown, Dornoch, Society […]

Endlessly’s 2024 Kentucky Derby Contender Best Prep Race vs. Past Kentucky Derby Winners

2024 Kentucky Derby Contender Endlessly       Current Rank      Total Points Earned       Earnings Trainer 6 100 $475,375 Michael McCarthy _______________________________________________________________________________ Endlessly’s Prep Race that earned their highest Final Time Rating (FNL RAT) Race Date:  3/23/2024  Track:  Turfway Park Race #:  12 Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt Trainer:  Michael McCarthy Jockey:  Umberto Rispoli […]

Kentucky Derby Video Update (4-21-24)

By Jarrod Horak Track Phantom was the lone Kentucky Derby 2024 contender to breeze under the Twin Spires on Sunday, April 21. In the video below, I discuss Track Phantom’s workout and go through the latest Derby news, including Deterministic’s defection and Grand Mo the First’s addition to the field.  We are less than two weeks out […]

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (3-26-24)

By Jarrod Horak The Louisiana Derby and Jeff Ruby Steaks were the latest road to Kentucky Derby 2024 points races on Saturday, March 23. In this article, I will look back at those events and update my “Exceptional 11” Kentucky Derby contenders. The Grade 1 Florida Derby, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, and Grade 2 UAE […]

Queen of Naples: Good Debut For Daughter of Hard Spun

Four year old filly for Mike McCarthy made her debut on Saturday in a maiden special weight at ¾ on the main, 3 and up. Off at 9/1 in a field of six, she broke OK but didn’t have much speed and was fifth in the early going. She started to rally on the outside […]

Jeff Ruby Steaks 2024 Picks

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2024 continues at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 23, and I have included Jeff Ruby Steaks 2024 picks below. The Grade 3 event for 3-year-olds has a $700,000 purse and the full field of entrants will be journeying 1 1/8 miles on the all-weather track. The Jeff […]

Logan’s Red Falcon: Fine Debut for Son of Practical Joke Who is Bred To Win Early

Four year old gelding for Mike McCarthy made his debut on Saturday in a maiden special weight at ¾ on the lawn on a course rated as good. Off at 5/1 in a field of 7, he was bumped at the start to be away a bit awkward, then was hustled up to contend for […]

Mystic Flyer: Superb Effort and His 2nd In a Row Coming Off Turf

Four year old gelding for Mike McCarthy tried a protected 32,000 Starter Allowance race on Friday for older runners at a mile on the main track. Off at 16/1 in a field of 7, he broke running under Tyler Baze and contested the early lead into the clubhouse turn. Baze got him to relax nicely […]

Tamara wins 2023 Del Mar Debutante

Del Mar 2023 Stakes Recaps: Terrific Tamara

By Jarrod Horak The closing week stakes races at Del Mar featured some excellent performances, but none were better than Tamara in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on Saturday, Sept. 9. She won for fun and stamped herself as the early favorite for the BC Juvenile Fillies. That does it for my Del Mar […]