Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Derby’

April 24 – Churchill Downs – Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial Grade III (preview)

April 15, 2010

To try and produce a starter there are only a few Kentucky Derby betting prep races left. On Saturday, April 24, at the Churchill Downs, One of the main ones is the $200,000 Grade III, Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial. This derby trial was recently named after the famous horse The Cliff’s Edge after his breeder and owner Robert LaPenta decided to sponsor the event. In an effort to try and qualify for the Kentucky Derby it will be much more enticing for trainers to enter their horses with the added purse money in the 86th year of this race.
The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial has effectively doubled the purse this year and was just restored to its Grade III status last year. It features three year old colts and is a one mile, one turn race track. While it has usually been known as prep for the Kentucky Derby it is slowly becoming more of a preparatory race for the Preakness Stakes which are usually held three weeks later.
One of the most notable horses to talk about racing in it is Eightyfiveinafifty although There will likely be a few different horses entered into this race.
A 106 in the January Aqueduct and the 7 furlong Bay Shore races, Eightyfiveinafifty has made some huge strides this year with speed figures of 109 BRIS. He has shown some strange antics including looking to the sides and sometimes running off the track, even he has shown incredible speed. New York’s leading trainer, Contessa, has asked how dangerous Eightyfiveinafifty can be if he just learns to run straight.
To enter the Kentucky Derby as a last ditch effort to make some money, do Look for some unexpected horses to join the race.

11 Years of Kentucky Derby Winners

May 1, 2008

The 134th running of the Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend and to commemorate the event I thought I would compile the past 11 years of Kentucky Derby race videos. So if you are a fan of the Run for the Roses or the Best 2 ½ minutes in Sports sit back and relive those magical moments while you wait for the big day. Don’t forget to check out the Kentucky Derby betting odds to see where your favorite ranks.

2007 Kentucky Derby – Street Sense

2006 Kentucky Derby – Barbaro

2005 Kentucky Derby – Giacomo

2004 Kentucky Derby – Smarty Jones

2003 Kentucky Derby – Funny Cide

2002 Kentucky Derby – War Emblem

2001 Kentucky Derby – Monarchos

2000 Kentucky Derby – Fusaichi Pegasus

1999 Kentucky Derby – Charismatic

1998 Kentucky Derby – Real Quiet

1997 Kentucky Derby – Silver Charm

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