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Archive for the Spring Horse Racing 2014 Category


2014 Peter Pan Stakes

Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont This Saturday we have the 2014 Peter Pan Stakes on tap at Belmont. The $200,000 Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes is the 9th race on the card for Belmont Saturday and will feature 7 three year olds traveling 1 1/8 mile. Inaugurated in 1940, the Peter Pan has seen the […]

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Kentucky Derby 140- One Week Out

2014 Kentucky Derby Line-up So Far We are right around the corner for this year’s Kentucky Derby and the field is starting to take shape. With a week away from that first Saturday in May, I thought it would be the ideal time to take a look at the contenders and see where we stand. […]

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2014 Derby Trial

Derby Trial at Churchill Downs We are just one week away from this year’s Kentucky Derby, but before we can get to the excitement of that race, we have one last hurdle to cross- the Derby Trial. This Saturday a field of 10 three year olds will travel one mile in the $150,000 Derby Trial […]

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2014 Coolmore Lexington

Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland The Grade 3 $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes is the 9th race on the card for Saturday at Keeneland. Set at 1 1/16 mile, this year’s edition of the Coolmore Lexington will host a field of 11 three year olds. The Lexington has seen some major horses grace its winner’s circle since […]

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2014 Distaff at Aqueduct

Distaff Handicap It is time to preview the Grade 2 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct for fillies and mares three years old and up going a distance of six furlongs for a purse of  $200,000. The morning line favorite is Linda Rice’s La Verdad with Jose Ortiz in the irons. This horse loves to go to […]

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2014 Illinois Derby

Illinois Derby at Hawthorne The Grade 3 $500,000 Illinois Derby is the 9th race on the card for Saturday at Hawthorne. Set at 1 1/8 mile, this year’s edition of the Illinois Derby will host a field of 8 three year olds. I developed an interest for this race last year and witnessed some things […]

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2014 Arkansas Derby

Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn We’re 3 weeks out from the first Saturday in May and just like me, I’m sure you have been bitten by the Derby bug! Last weekend’s races were fantastic. California Chrome did not disappoint and won the Santa Anita Derby like there was nothing to it, while at the Wood Memorial, […]

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2014 Jenny Wiley Stakes

Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland Let’s preview the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes for filles and mares four years old and upward going a distance of  11/16 miles over the turf course at Keeneland for a purse of  $300,000. The morning line favorite is Chad Brown’s Stephanie’s Kitten with John Velazquez in the irons. Stephanie’s […]

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2014 Blue Grass Stakes

Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Only 3 weeks out from the first Saturday in May and I can’t wait! Last weekend’s races were fantastic. California Chrome did not disappoint and won the Santa Anita Derby like there was nothing to it, while at the Wood Memorial, Wicked Strong pulled off an upset over Samraat and […]

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2014 Wood Memorial

Wood Memorial at Aqueduct One month from now we’ll get to see this year’s Kentucky Derby and I, for one, am very excited about it! The contenders are getting better and better as the competition heats up and this weekend’s Derby prep races are no exception. Last week we caught the lightly raced Constitution winning […]

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