Category Archives: Kentucky Derby

Hansen Makes a Statement in the Gotham Stakes!

My post-Gotham Stakes article, that ran on HorseRacingNation.com/blogs/NYState, matches up with any that were written. Please enjoy. After finishing second to Algorithms in the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream on Jan. 29th, many felt that Hansen needed to make a … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.4)

This past weekend’s major prep races were the Risen Star (G2) on Saturday at FG and the Fountain of Youth (G2) at GP on Sunday.  El Padrino won the impressive stretch duel with Mark Valeski in the Risen Star, while … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.3)

The only graded prep race last weekend was the seven furlong (G2) Hutcheson, at Gulfstream, which was won impressively by Thunder Moccasin. Todd Pletcher said that this sophomore runner would stay racing around one turn, so at this point I … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.2)

The descriptions include possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  Currently $120,000, which is up from last week’s number of $110,330, … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10

The descriptions include possible next start for each horse and their grades stakes earnings with rank.  Currently $110,330 is required to make the top 20 of graded stakes earnings. 1) Union Rags – He was the best two year-old in … Continue reading

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Stop Two on the New York Derby Trail – the G3 Withers

Here are a couple of paragraphs from my recent article at HorseRacingNation.com. Saturday’s grade three Withers Stakes marks the second stop on the 2012 New York Derby Trail.  This year in New York there is $250,000 more of the Derby … Continue reading

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The Derby Trail goes through New York

In 2012, I will be covering the NYRA circuit for Horse Racing Nation. HRN has had a series of articles about the Derby Trail.  Here is my first New York piece: Since 1986, graded stakes earnings have determined which horses … Continue reading

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