The race offers 50-20-10-5 Road to the Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers. That 50-point bonanza to the winner means whoever crosses the wire first is virtually guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky […]
$60,000 Roxelana Stakes Featured Race at Churchill
At 2/1, Willow Hills is the morning line favorite for trainer Ben Colebrook as the unbeaten filly looks for the fourth victory of her career. The four year-old daughter of […]
At 2/1, Willow Hills is the morning line favorite for trainer Ben Colebrook as the unbeaten filly looks for the fourth victory of her career. The four year-old daughter of Distorted Humor broke her maiden March 7, 2014 at Turfway Park in her debut then did not appear at the races again until besting allowance foes April 19, 2015 at Keeneland. Willow Hills backed that performance up with a second-level allowance tally May 21 at Churchill and tackles stakes company for the first time. With James Graham in the saddle, Willow Hills will break from post eight.
Milam gets slight class relief
Milam (3/1) is no stranger to stakes competition having run in grade 3 events in 4 of her last 5 starts and 7 times in her 11-race career. The Roxelana represents a logical class drop for the four year-old daughter of Street Sense who has a second place finish and two thirds in her stakes tries, but no wins. In her most recent outing, Milam ran fourth in the Grade 3 Winning Colors May 25 at Churchill.
Donita's Ruler goes for stakes repeat
Donita’s Ruler (4/1) is a logical contender after winning the My Juliet Stakes May 23 at Parx. The Matt Kordenbrock trainee has won 7 of 16 in her career for earnings of $207,380.
The field is set for the 2019 Preakness Stakes, and looking at the 13 rivals on paper is enough to make any serious handicapper's mouth water. There's simply a ton of betting value here.
Post positions have been drawn, and the oddsmakers have instilled Omaha Beach as the morning line favorite for the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby. The race goes Saturday, May 4th, with 20 runners set to battle 1 1/4 miles on the Churchill Downs dirt track, chasing a purse of $3 million and the first leg of the US Triple Crown.
The defending champ is back in the field for the 2016 Arlington Million on Saturday, but he's being overshadowed by a strong group of foreign invaders.