BabyTalk #20

By Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY is 39 days from today. This weekend has 3 major stakes races (UAE DERBY, FLORIDA DERBY and LOUISANA DERBY). These races will go a long way in determining who will be the favorite 4 weeks from now when we all turn out attention to Louisville.  This week’s […]

BabyTalk #19

by Tom Carley     This week’s column is being written as we finish a weekend that was highlighted by three 50-point races. The Derby picture is becoming clearer. Not only because of good performances by horses in the prep races, but also by horses dropping off the Derby Trail because of injuries. These will […]

BabyTalk #18

by Tom Carley     This week’s column is being written as we end the third round of KENTUCKY DERBY Futures Pools. What I want to do this week is digress from the usual format and spotlight the 23 horses that were selected to be in the most recently completed Futures Pool. While I might […]

BabyTalk #17

by Tom Carley     This week’s column is being written as we near the end of the first round of Derby prep races. Two minor preps will be held next weekend. While these races are nice to win, the 10 points they give the winner is not enough to guaranty a spot in the […]

Baby Talk #16

by Tom Carley     This week’s column provides the first in-depth ranking of Derby contenders.  These are my rankings, but I’ll give you my thought process also.  The first Derby preps have been run around the country and now we are getting ready to see the Derby points increasing from 10 points to 20 […]

BabyTalk #15

by Tom Carley     This week’s edition of BABYTALK finds the Derby Trail really hitting its stride. Preps were run in Louisiana & Arkansas this past weekend, and most of the tracks have now had their first 2015 prep.  This weekend we have the first Florida Derby prep with the Holy Bull contenders: Upstart […]

BabyTalk #14

by Tom Carley     This week’s edition of BABYTALK finds us really starting to “move & groove”. We have a California prep race to review, as well as the first Derby preps being run this upcoming weekend at Fairgrounds & Oaklawn Park. In addition, there are undercard Allowance races for 3-year-old horses that may […]

BabyTalk#13

by Tom Carley     This week’s edition of BABYTALK begins the New Year for 2015. While there is still a chill in the air, and snow is on the ground as I look out my office window, it is time to let our minds wander to the first Saturday in May when the sun […]

BabyTalk #12

by Tom Carley     This week’s edition of BABYTALK examines the results of the first Kentucky Derby Futures Pool. This is a first glance at what the bettors think of the possible field for next year’s Kentucky Derby. I will make this quick, light reading since we are in the Christmas Season and this […]

BabyTalk #11

by Tom Carley     This week’s edition of BABYTALK turns the corner as we close the stakes season for the 2-year-olds and turn the page forward to these athletes’ upcoming 3-year-old season. The first Kentucky Derby Futures pool was held over the weekend. This will also mark the first edition of BABYTALK where we […]