Everybody suddenly develops an interest in horse racing when the Triple Crown rolls around. Brian Blessing plays the ponies year round. That’s why he was a perfect guest for host Adam Burke on this Kentucky Derby podcast. Adam and Brian started with some general horse racing handicapping tips regarding jockeys, trainers, and the horses themselves. They talked about bet types and strategies on race day. They also discussed what “value” is at the track.
Then, it was time to head to Churchill Downs. The guys started with the weather forecast and what impact that may have on race day. They broke down the field for the Kentucky Oaks and both Brian and Adam gave out some of their analysis. The Kentucky Derby is the crown jewel of the weekend and the most talked about race. Brian shared some of his picks and Adam threw in a few of his as the guys talked about some of the complexities of betting this race and some of the things to keep in mind regarding jockeys and trainers.