The connections of Shared Belief went into Saturday’s Grade I $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap with a lot of confidence. Their horse had matured into one of the best three year olds in the country last season and was the pre-race favorite for the ‘Big Cap’.
The ‘Curse of Apollo’ looks like it will survive for at least one more year. The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby unraced as a two year was a gelding named Apollo in 1882, but there hope that it would end in 2015.
The Sharp Approach | American Pharoah has now won three of four lifetime starts, losing only his first time out of the gate. There is certainly a lot to like about the horse, and not much to knock about him from what we’ve seen on the racetrack.
Remembering... | The front page revealed that Rockhill Native was the Kentucky Derby future book favorite at odds of 7/2. When race day rolled around on May 3 it was the filly Genuine Risk in the winner’s circle paying a hefty $28.60 for a $2 wager.
Las Vegas is set to explode in a little over two weeks as we get the big fight and the Kentucky Derby all on the same huge weekend. As for rooms, forget about it! Many Las Vegas race books will be hosting Kentucky Derby seminars.