Distance

Determining if a horse can “stretch out” or “cutback” is an important angle. What does their breeding suggest? How have they performed at similar distances? Do they seem like they need more ground or do they tire early? These are the topics we’ll explore here.

Our annual in-depth look at the pedigrees of the Belmont Stakes contenders.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Our annual in-depth look at the pedigrees of the Belmont Stakes contenders.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2016 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2015 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not? Find out in our annual in-depth look.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2014 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2013 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Nuance and overlooked angles are the lifeblood of handicappers: we crave an edge and will work hard to find a little something that others may have overlooked. One such nuance is track configuration.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not? We had the exacta last year!

Who Has the Pedigree to Win the 2010 Kentucky Derby?