People endlessly debate whether the horses have the stamina to get the mile and a quarter in the Kentucky Derby, but humans, too, must have a strong foundation just to get through the post position draw.
The field and handicapping comments for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
There are social functions, the perfunctory ones, the empty ones, but the Kentucky Derby trainers dinner is different.
My first visit to Churchill Downs’ legendary backstretch is in the rain. The pouring rain. But John Scheinman guides me through the sights and sounds and most importantly, the thoroughbred right-of-way. Then, to Wagner’s Pharmacy.
Churchill didn’t get into the futures business until 1999, more than four decades after the greatest innovator of them all showed the way.
Comma to the Top has excellent speed, but he has not passed a horse in the stretch since his debut.
Twice the Appeal is a mid-pack closer, and his ability to move before the deep closers should help him in the Derby.