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Do Speed Figures Matter In The Kentucky Derby

April 23, 2018 |

By Derek Simon  For whatever reason, some people approach big race days like they would bowling on the moon. In other words, they throw out everything they know about horse racing and handicapping and, instead, prepare themselves for a completely new experience. Take, for example, the notion that speed figures mean nothing in the Kentucky […]

Do Speed Figures Matter in the Kentucky Derby?

April 27, 2017 |

By Derek Simon For whatever reason, some people approach big race days like they would bowling on the moon. In other words, they throw out everything they know about horse racing and handicapping and, instead, prepare themselves for a completely new experience. Take, for example, the notion that speed figures mean nothing in the Kentucky […]

Squeezing the Lemon Dry: What Speed Figures Can Tell Us About the Kentucky Derby

April 25, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Horatio Luro, the dashing Argentinian trainer who saddled the great Northern Dancer, is credited with a phrase that has become a Triple Crown mantra over the years. “Don’t squeeze the lemon dry,” Luro said, referring to the fact that a “fresh” horse is needed to withstand the rigors of competing in the […]