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.

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.


  1. R. L. Athay says

    Rich: I enjoyed your assessment. I believe Mohaymen was never able to breathe during this race, had to stay wide, and had to eventually be rushed into a premature move. Watching Nyquist stagger down the stretch further shows just how tiring a track it was that day. However, you said that he likes to stay well off the front and is sometimes last … I really haven’t seen that in any of his races. I am interested in your reasoning here. -RA

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