Nyquist rock solid in final Kentucky Derby workout

churchill downs ky derby day Trainer Doug O’Neill says it is difficult to be around his unbeaten Nyquist “and not smile”. There were grins breaking out across the board in the Team O’Neill shedrow Friday afternoon as the current Kentucky Derby favorite put in his final workout in advance of May 7, drilling one mile in 1:41 in company with Grade… [Read more…]

Trackus: How Nyquist Defeated Mohaymen in the Florida Derby

So how did Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist defeat Mohaymen in the 2016 Florida Derby?  Is there more to just he ran faster?   Hear Jeff Nehf explain how Trackus works and how it can help answer those questions about this pivotal final KY Derby prep.

Nyquist Defeats Mohaymen in 2016 Florida Derby

Gulfstream Park paddock HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The pressure kept threatening to undo Nyquist on Saturday. From longshot challengers vainly attempting to test his mettle to the rival many thought would ultimately prove himself superior, they all took their best shots at the reigning juvenile champion during what was supposed to be the most daunting race of his unblemished… [Read more…]