Derby Details 2020 Edition 15

Derby Details 2020 Edition 15 An Authentic Derby By Tom Carley Many people had suggested that this Kentucky Derby needed to have an asterisk listed by the results.  Well, this Derby will be the most “authentic” of all 146 ever ran.  That is because the Derby was won by Authentic.  I know this sounds like […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 14

August 28, 2020 Derby Details 2020 Edition 14 Derby Day Ahead by Tom Carley We are 8 days away from Derby Day.  For the first time the historic “first-Saturday-in-May” event has been delayed until the first Saturday in September. The field is starting to shape up.  There will be no fans at Churchill Downs this […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 13

August 28, 2020 Derby Details 2020 Edition 13 Derby Dreaming by Tom Carley We are less than 20 days away from Derby Day. While a lot of details are still being worked as far as fans, concessions, etc., the horse details are done. Ten Points? The prep races are done. The points have all been […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 12

Derby Details 2020 Edition 12       A Mid Summer Dream by Tom Carley I have intentionally waited since April to write this next column. With the uncertainty of things, I wanted to focus on facts and not speculate on a series of “what if’s” and “what might be’s”— like every sports call-in show in the […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 11

April 28, 2020 Meet the Derby Heroes Preview of “Fantasy Kentucky Derby”, May 2, 2020 by Tom Carley With the Derby being postponed until at least the first Saturday in September 2020, I just wanted to spend this Derby week looking back on past Derby heroes. Today’s subject is Desert Party, who ran in the […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 10

April 24, 2020 Derby Details 2020 Edition 10 Preview of “Fantasy Kentucky Derby”, May 2, 2020 by Tom Carley All: To get us all through “Derby deprivation” this year, the guys at Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) have proposed a Fantasy Kentucky Derby consisting of 20 randomly-selected, previous Kentucky Derby winners. http://www.horseracingradio.net/fantasyderby I thought for my […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 9

April 17, 2020 A Year Like No Other by Tom Carley I have started to write this column at least two dozen times over the last month.  However, as I started to write the column, I realized there were many more important things to discuss than the Derby.  When the news of the delay in […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 8

Words of Encouragement by Tom Carley An inspiring video posted by Wayne Lucas, the trainer that changed the game and one who handles adversity better than any other trainer: Kentucky Derby 2020 has been post-phoned to the first Saturday in September: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/03/16/kentucky-derby-postponed-coronavirus/ Future KY Derby prep races– like the famous Santa Anita Derby– have also […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 7

The Derby Picture Gets Clearer by Tom Carley Last week you may have noticed that there was no column.  I always take a week off as we get ready to enter the last 50 days.  This allows me to rest and get my focus as we enter the last of the 50-point races, and the […]

Derby Details 2020 Edition 6

That Championship Season by Tom Carley This past weekend we reached a turning point in the Kentucky Derby Season.  Not because we are less than 75 days to the Derby, but for a reason which will make it easier for all fans to identify who will make up the Derby field.  We have entered what […]