Posted: April 5, 2020

The First Saturday in September: What Difference Will Four Months Make?

This Labor Day weekend, as we honor the contributions of hard-working Americans, horse racing enthusiasts are now hoping to have another reason to celebrate: the Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled to run over that same weekend due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.  Unlike most other horse races since the outbreak, it was decided that it wouldn’t be right to hold America’s most famous horse race without fans. Fans the world over are now routing for a worldwide recovery that enables a return of wellness, community and economic stability,...

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Posted: April 1, 2020

Kentucky Derby Leaderboard and Some Early Derby Thoughts by Jonathan Stettin

With racing all but at a halt, why not take a look at the current Kentucky Derby point leaders. As of now the Run for the Roses is scheduled for September 5th, 2020. Who knows what things will be like come fall, but let's go on the side of hope and anticipate the race going off as currently scheduled. Things will be different this year. The Covid-19 impact will make a mark on the race. The race may or may not be the first time these three-year olds go a...

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Posted: March 31, 2020

Covid-19 and Some of the Possible Long Term Effects on Horse Racing: A New Normal

Covid-19 has put some unexpected and unprecedented chaos into the "modern" world. Horse Racing, the Sport of Kings, already struggling on many fronts, is of course not exempt. The "new normal" what will it be? We are all seeing the short term impact. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September 5th, 2020. That is as of now. In reality who knows what things will be like come September. To quote Robert Burns; "the best laid plans of mice and men Gang aft a-gley." The Dubai World Cup along with...

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Arkansas Derby on May 2nd, is That the Next Big Kentucky Derby prep?

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 20, 2020) – Oaklawn announced today that it is moving its signature race – the Arkansas Derby (G1) – from Saturday, April 11 to Saturday, May 2, closing day of the...

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