Brian’s Derby Preps: The Florida Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Gulfstream Park: The $1 million Florida Derby at…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Holy Bull

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Gulfstream Park: The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Florida Derby

 by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV.  Gulfstream Park: The GI, $1 million Florida Derby at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points: 100-40-20-10) #1 Sawyers Mickey (30-1): Ridiculous longshot enters as a maiden after seven starts and likely wouldn’t even be under 6-1 if he were entered with his own kind earlier on the…

Undefeated Fillies Take Aim at the Kentucky Oaks

What little attention paid to horse racing in the winter is generally devoted to three-year-old horses on the Kentucky Derby trail. Two months out from the big race, two undefeated colts, Mohaymen and Nyquist, are the buzz horses, with the hype expected to grow if they take each other on in the Florida Derby on…