Tag Archives: West Saratoga horse

Catching Freedom wins 2024 Smarty Jones Stakes

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (4-16-24)

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 was injured during a pre-Derby workout on April 14. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Agate Road graduates at Saratoga

Sam F. Davis Stakes 2024 Picks

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2024 continues at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, February 10, and I have included Sam F. Davis Stakes 2024 picks below. The Grade 3 event for 3-year-olds has a $250,000 purse and the twelve entrants will be journeying 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Sam […]

Churchill Downs paddock

Road to Kentucky Derby 2024: Iroquois Stakes 

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes will be run Churchill Downs on Saturday, Sept. 16. Nine juvenile males entered this flat mile contest, and this is the first road to Kentucky Derby 2024 points race. I will look at pace ratings and best final time ratings, rank the contenders first to last, and […]