Horse Racing

Profile on Kentucky Derby Favorite Nyquist

He is perfect and he is heading to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May as the betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

His name is Nyquist and after being temporarily overtaken in early Kentucky Derby futures wagering by Mohaymen back in January, the Doug O’Neill trainee disposed of that rival easily in his final prep, the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on April 2. That race can be viewed here.


Understanding Beyer Speed Figures

If you are a casual sports fan getting ready to check out the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown, you are going to hear plenty of talk about Beyer Speed Figures.

But what the heck are they you ask?

Longtime Washington Post columnist Andy Beyer created the Beyer Speed Figures, first appearing in his ground breaking handicapping book Picking Winners in 1975.


Risers & Fallers in Kentucky Derby Odds

- Stay up to date with Kentucky Derby odds on the horses who are the favorites to race to a victory in the first Triple Crown event of the season.


Mohaymen Battles Nyquist in Florida Derby

Horseplayers will get an early preview of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) on Saturday, with the top two betting choices for this year’s Run for the Roses squaring off in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1).

Mohaymen is the early betting choice at Bovada for the Kentucky Derby at 4-1 and was installed as the 1-1 morning line favorite for the Florida Derby.


Baffert Has 2nd Bullet for Derby With Cupid

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert swept the Triple Crown races with American Pharoah last spring, and now has a second major contender for this year’s Run for the Roses after the victory by Cupid in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park.

The colt came into the Rebel off a maiden victory on February 7 at Santa Anita and proved he can mix it up with the best of his class with a gate to wire score in the Rebel where he won by 1 ¼ lengths.

It was Baffert’s sixth Rebel win in the last seven runnings.


2016 Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, which means that it is almost time for the Cheltenham Festival. Possibly the biggest event in horse jumping will draw fans from all over the UK, Ireland and the world to Cheltenham Racecourse for four days of world class racing.

That also means plenty of betting opportunities not just on trifectas or exactas, but also on props. Bet365 has released a full list of prop bets for the event and we take a look at a few of them here.


Early Derby Favorite Nyquist in Action

Last year’s champion juvenile Nyquist became the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after his win last October in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and will be looking to regain that status on Monday when he is sent off as the 4-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 San Vicente (G2).

The Doug O’Neill trainee is now the second choice in future Derby betting at BetOnline at +850.


Kentucky Derby Futures Odds

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A pair of undefeated colts lead in Kentucky Derby future wagering in the latest odds.

The leader in the clubhouse with three months to go before the first Saturday of May is Mohaymen at +450, who started off his three-year-old campaign by winning the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park in an impressive effort last Saturday.


American Pharoah Odds: Breeders Cup

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will break from the four post in a field of 10 in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and remains the solid wagering choice at Bovada at betting odds of 5/4.

The Bob Baffert trainee will be making his first start since running second in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga behind Keen Ice, who is at early Classic betting odds of 12/1 at Bovada.


Breeders' Cup: Challenge Races Betting

It is last call for top horses hoping to make it to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and we have seven Win and You’re In races on tap on Saturday between Belmont Park and Keeneland.



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