There is plenty of indecision to go around. And here we have the unique situation where the first four horses who crossed the finish line a couple of weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby (including the DQ's Maximum Security) are out of this one.
The crown jewel of Friday’s race day at Pimlico Race Course is the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. This Grade 2 race features some of the top fillies in the sport and is the main event on the day before the Preakness Stakes.
We’ll take a more detailed look at the odds and the race handicap for the Preakness next week after the post positions are drawn, but it is never a bad idea to get an early look at the field.
The 145th Run for the Roses is set for Saturday May 4 at world-renowned Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s Kentucky Derby features a full field of 20 three-year-old horses and post time is at 6:50 p.m. ET.
The spotlight race on Friday May 3 at Churchill Downs is the Kentucky Oaks. The signature three-year-old filly race is the day before the Kentucky Derby and one of the best showcases for female horses in all of racing.
This the first time that Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders Cup races since 2011, when Drosselmeyer took down the title. 5:44 p.m. ET on Saturday is the start time.
With only seven horses in the field, we’ll take a look at all of them individually. We’ve got a solid field of jockeys, but the list of trainers definitely lacks star power for the Acorn Stakes.
The post draw has taken place for the 150th Belmont Stakes, as we wait as see if Justify will add his name to the legendary horses that have secured the Triple Crown before him.
The oddsmakers are in total agreement that we are very likely to see just the second horse in the last 40 years, win the Triple Crown in 2018.