track talk: making your preparations for betting the derby

Start ironing your seersucker and heating up the stove for that burgoo because the Kentucky Derby is just a few short days away. The most important thing, however, is being able to bet.

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track talk: the lexington stakes

lexington stakes

It’s the last race leading up to the Derby Trial. Today at Keeneland, this Grade 3 race will serve as a practice round for a few of the Derby favorites and at least one Philly aspiring to the Oaks. Pure Fun (the Philly) is currently the 2:1 favorite, but Sunbean (3:1) and Winning Cause (4:1) are right there in the running. Sunbean has seen some disappointing finishes in qualifying races for the Derby and must have a strong showing to make the post. Winning Cause has been absent at all previous qualifying races and must win today’s race to have a chance at the Kentucky Derby.

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