On a chaotic road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the Florida Derby may—or may not—help to identify a favorite for the first Saturday in May. With earlier presumptive favorites missing training (Classic Empire) and injured (Mastery), and with this year’s 3-year-old crop taking turns winning prep races, this is as wide open a Kentucky Derby as we’ve seen in a while. Last year at this time, the Florida Derby featured the match-up of unbeaten horses and co-favorites Mohaymen and Nyquist in one of the most anticipated races in the early part of the year. Nyquist emerged the victor and went on to win the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands as the 2-1 favorite. This year’s renewal boasts no such superstars,
The world's top ranked horse, Arrogate, kept thousands of racing fans on the edge of their seats in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse.
Stan Moore’s Upper Lambourn yard are going well and morning support for his SHEILA’S PALACE (4.20, Lingfield) suggests she is fancied to break her maiden tag at the tenth attempt. The daughter of Sakhee’s Secret, who has been supported into 7-2 from 6