The Paddock View has moved!

We are now part of the Horse Racing Nation family! Check out for future posts! It has been fantastic watching this blog grow over the past couple of weeks and we look forward to more growth at our new home!


Road to the Derby Monday Update 3/16

AMERICAN PHAROAH RETURNS One of the most anticipated returns of the year happened at Oaklawn this past weekend, as American Pharoah dominated over a sloppy track at the Rebel Stakes. It may have been one of the weakest fields of the prep season but his performance put him back in the conversation for favorite at … Continue reading Road to the Derby Monday Update 3/16

Rebel Stakes Analysis & Picks

Only 7 weeks to go til Derby Day! We have one prep race this weekend, the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. Weather could play a factor, so keep an eye on track conditions leading up to the race. With the defection of Take Charge Brandi, it appears that American Pharoah may have one nice welcome back … Continue reading Rebel Stakes Analysis & Picks

Razorback Handicap Analysis & Picks

Oaklawn has quite a menu of racing options on Saturday leading up to the Rebel Stakes. I am really looking forward to the 8th race on the card, the Grade III Razorback Handicap. This 1 1/16 mile event features four-year-olds and up, including a few Derby alum in the starting gate. PP Horse Comments 1 … Continue reading Razorback Handicap Analysis & Picks

5 Signs You May Spend Too Much Time at the Track

I'm not sure it is possible to spend too much time, but here's a couple signs to be on the lookout for! 🙂 #1 Teller Trouble That moment you walk into a bank or fast food restaurant and attempt to place $50 on the 5 to win. They will more than likely take the $50 … Continue reading 5 Signs You May Spend Too Much Time at the Track

5 Horse Racing Quotes to Brighten Your Day!

I've always enjoyed quotes, especially when they pertain to my favorite thing! I had some fun looking around for some various quotes from over the years and wanted to share a few with you today! "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart and wins with his character." -Frederico Tesio "The horse I … Continue reading 5 Horse Racing Quotes to Brighten Your Day!

Horse Racing’s Annual Blossom

In 1925, Bill Corum first referred to the Kentucky Derby as the "Run for the Roses", but roses have been a part of the celebration dating back to 1896. I think it is fitting that this flower has become a symbol of racing's biggest moment. Roses are widely viewed as the king of the flower family … Continue reading Horse Racing’s Annual Blossom

Road to Derby Monday Update 3/9

TRIO OF CONTENDERS SOLIDIFY STATUS Saturday was an exciting day of racing across the country, including 3 Derby prep races. El Kabeir dominated the final furlongs of the Gotham Stakes to win over a muddy surface at Aqueduct. Should it be rainy on Derby day, this will be a performance to keep in mind! Meanwhile, … Continue reading Road to Derby Monday Update 3/9

The Morning Line| Novel by Tom Kenny (Review and Contest Details!)

Fellow horse racing fans, listen up! The Morning Line by Tom Kenny is a fantastic read. I picked it up last week and could not put it down. It is a must read! The first line of the back cover says it all. "On a raw winter night in Northern Ireland, a misplaced bullet from … Continue reading The Morning Line| Novel by Tom Kenny (Review and Contest Details!)

Tampa Bay Pick 3 (Races 9-11)

Really solid card today at Tampa Bay Downs, with a lot of value. I am going to go a little deeper than I typically prefer, but the odds are in our favor! Wouldn't be surprised by a Leparoux triple here... Race 9 (Florida Oaks): 7, 8 Race 10 (Hillsborough Stakes): 2, 12 Race 11 (Tampa Bay … Continue reading Tampa Bay Pick 3 (Races 9-11)