Derby Details 2021 Edition 16

Derby Details 2021 Edition 16 Week 1 Derby Thoughts By Tom Carley April 21, 2021 We are just 10 days from the Derby.   Instead of analyzing races this week at Keeneland, I have been studying past performances for the Derby. I want to share my thoughts in a different format than prior years. I […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 15

Derby Details 2021 Edition 15 Kentucky Derby Contenders Profiles By Tom Carley April 17, 2021 This is not an analysis of the upcoming Derby race.  That will come in 2 weeks when the post positions are drawn.  This is merely a synopsis of the background info I have summarized from my research to this point.  […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 14

Derby Details 2021 Edition 14 Suddenly on the Outside Looking In By Tom Carley April 6, 2021 The Kentucky Derby prep races of the past two weeks have delivered a series of upsets unlike anything seen since the Kentucky Derby point system was put in place.  This caused a dramatic shakeup in the list of […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 13

Derby Details 2021 Edition 13 What a Difference an Hour Makes by Tom Carley March 31, 2021 They say the Kentucky Derby is the “fastest two minutes in sports”.  The measurement of time for the 2021 Kentucky Derby seems to have expanded from two minutes to an hour.  I specifically refer to the dinner hour […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 12

Derby Details 2021 Edition 12 Hello Hundred Pointers By Tom Carley March 23, 2021 The 100-point Kentucky Derby prep races have begun.  The first of these races was held last weekend. Three more 100-point prep races are planned for this upcoming weekend.   The Kentucky Derby is 38 days from today.  This column will become […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 11

Derby Details 2021 Edition 11 When You Can’t Pass the “Eye Test”, the Sport’s Decline Begins by Tom Carley March 17, 2021  This by far will be the toughest column I will ever write.  It comes with great reflection that I write the words that follow.  This column will be based on facts, published articles […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 10

Derby Details 2021 Edition 10 Fifty Ain’t Half a Hundred by Tom Carley March 10, 2021 Three Derby preps were held last weekend in which the winner received 50 Derby Prep points.  The number 50 really has a definitive significance, but unlike other numbers, it does not mean a ranking or order, but rather it […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 9

Derby Details 2021 Edition 9 An Eastern Feel by Tom Carley March 1, 2021 The eastern two-thirds of the country has come out of its thaw.  The calendar is turning to March today and with the Derby being May 1, this Derby picture is going to start to develop in the next three weeks.    […]

Derby Details 2021 Edition 8

Derby Details 2021 Edition 8 Predicting the Future by Tom Carley February 23, 2021 The weather around this country has affected the prep schedule of many of the horses in the Midwest.  With the cancellation of the Southwest Stakes, we did not have any U.S. prep races last week. I will participate in an exercise […]