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By Gene Kershner » Friday, April 29, 2016

We're eight days from the Run for the Roses and it's time for the annual Degrees of Separation post where we separate the contenders from the pretenders within some fun divisions. It's a light look at the current qualifiers based on the current leaderboard, a week out and before the post position draw to help... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, April 22, 2016

After months of highlighting Derby preps in this space, it’s time to take a deep breath and return to our weekly racing notes for a week. Next week we’ll unveil our Derby Degrees of Separation post, an annual rite of Derby passage, ranking the 20 probable Derby starters. So let’s see what’s cooking in my... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, April 15, 2016

Three weeks out from the Run for the Roses and the last major prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby worth significant qualifying points is on tap in Hot Springs, Ark. tomorrow.  The Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park will offer 100-40-20-10 points to the top four finishers in the $1 million race over 1 1/8-miles. The... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, April 8, 2016

Keeneland Racecourse opens its spring meeting today and the Derby trail comes marching through tomorrow afternoon in the $1 million Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.  The Blue Grass, which will be raced at 1 1/8-miles, features a full field of 14 sophomores looking to add Derby qualifying points to their resumes.  A... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome to the April Fools Day edition of the Post Time weekly column. I’m a big fan of Cincinnati, home of this weekend’s Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. It’s not really in Cincinnati, but just outside the city proper in Florence, Ky. where 12 sophomores will attempt to corral valuable... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 25, 2016

Breakfast in Dubai is on tap tomorrow morning at Meydan Race Course as Dubai World Cup Day kicks off a big weekend of thoroughbred racing that includes the Louisiana Derby from the Fair Grounds. The Meydan Race Course will host six Group 1 and three Group 2 races on Saturday morning. The $10 million Dubai World Cup... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 18, 2016

When searching for a Derby contender to root in the Run for the Roses, you know it's as important as selecting the perfect sauce for your chicken wing. This weekend’s Derby trail heads to Hot Springs, Ark. at Oaklawn Park for the Rebel Stakes, a race with points worth 50-20-10-5 for the top four finishers going 1... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 11, 2016

This weekend’s Derby trail puts forth two races granting 50-20-10-5 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers, both in warm weather climes.  The Grade 2 $400,000 San Felipe, a key prep race for the Santa Anita Derby will seven 3-year-olds running 1 1/16-miles at Santa Anita. The Grade 2 $350,000... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 4, 2016

This weekend’s Derby trail heads up north to the Big A and the $400,000 Grade 3 Gotham Stakes in Ozone Park, NY. A field of eight sophomores will tackle the Aqueduct inner track at 1 1/16th miles with 50-20-10-5 Derby qualifying points at stake for the top four finishers. Shagaf (3-1), a son of Preakness winner... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 19, 2016

The Derby trail turns to the Crescent City and the Fair Grounds for the first 50-point qualifying race of the year.  A large field of 13, including four sons of Uncle Mo will run 1 1/16-miles around the New Orleans oval in search of valuable Derby points in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Saturday afternoon. The... Read More

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