February 14, 2014 - 11:00am
Many of this year's top contenders are late bloomers who didn't start at age 2
Handicappers swear by many time-tested angles regarding the Kentucky Derby, but one of the most heralded is the “Curse of Apollo.”
February 25, 2013 - 11:00am
Ive Struck A Nerve springs upset in Risen Star Stakes at 135-1.
In a surprising upset, Ive Struck A Nerve, at odds of 135-1, took down a field of 12 to win Saturday’s $400,000 Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. The win landed the colt atop the Kentucky Derby Road to the Derby points board with a total of 51 points....
February 21, 2011 - 12:13pm
Mucho Macho Man takes the $300,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes as he puts his mark squarely on the Derby watch list.
Mucho Macho Man, a son of Macho Uno, set just off the pace of front-runner Decisive Moment through much of the 1 1/16 mile race, along with Santiva and Liondrive at this weekend's $300,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes.
February 18, 2011 - 9:00am
Continuing down the Derby Trail, ten horses compete in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course.
The Road to the Derby continues with the $300,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes this Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Headlining the field of ten is Breeder’s Cup Juvenile third place finisher, Rogue Romance. Rogue Romance is trained by Kenny McPeek and will be ridden by Julien...