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John Scheinman

Podcast: Derby Media, Derby Picks

John Scheinman talks with Claire Novak and Ed DeRosa of the Thoroughbred Times about the Kentucky Derby.

Say No “Mo”

Mike Repole sat up at the dais in the auxiliary press box when he and trainer Todd Pletcher delivered the bad news everybody already knew — no Uncle Mo in the Kentucky Derby.

Podcast: Going Deep in the Kentucky Oaks

John Scheinman talks with Bruno DeJulio of Grade One Racing and Brad Cummings of the Paulick Report about the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.

“Mo” Speculation Dominates Backstretch Chatter

The most accomplished, fastest colt in the Derby field, Uncle Mo now is widely considered a ruin and likely to scratch.

Derby Draw: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

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.

Putting the ‘Chill’ in Churchill

Despite the weather, Tuesday turned out to be a pretty good morning after all, and those who stayed in bed missed all the fun.

Podcast: Playing the Field

John Scheinman, “Action” Andy Andrews, and Frank Vespe talk about the Derby Trial, Derby contenders, and Derby wagering.

Class Dismissed: Beyers, Ragozins Flunk the Field

What the figures tell us about the field assembling for the 137th Kentucky Derby is not happy news if you like fast horses.

No Longer a “Factor”

The shine had already come off him, but it was still sad to see trainer Bob Baffert pull The Factor out of the Derby.

Waiting for “Mo”

A lot of fans don’t know about the tempestuous relationship between Derby contender Uncle Mo and his stablemate, Awesome Maria.