KENTUCKY Derby 2019: Game Winner new favourite in Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The new favourite enters the Kentucky Derby seeking his first win of 2019 and tops several contenders on modest winning streaks that could factor large in the sport's marquee race. Game Winner is now the favourite to win Saturday after Omaha Beach was scratched. He has already won more than US$1 […]

Jockeys in Kentucky Derby to use new crop whip

Terry Meyocks, president and CEO of The Jockeys’ Guild, said Wednesday that “the majority” of riders in Saturday’s 2019 Kentucky Derby are expected to use the new 360GT (gentle touch) whip — formally known as a crop. The guild’s board of directors co-chaired by Mike Smith, who had the assignment on favorite Omaha Beach until that […]

Favourite Omaha Beach withdraws from Kentucky Derby: trainer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Suddenly, the Kentucky Derby is wide open. Favourite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, leaving a pair of Hall of Famers on the side-line — trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Mike Smith. Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia revised the morning line to make Game Winner the […]