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2002 Kentucky Derby Profiles

Updated: 05/01/2002

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Blue Burner

Trainer:   Bill Mott
Jockey:   Corey Nakatani
Foaling Date:   1-23-99
Breeding:   French Deputy - Haiati by Alydar
Dosage Profile:   10-4-12-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.33   0.92
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 2-0-0   $43,200
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $234,500
Note:Third in the Fountain of Youth, second in the Florida Derby, but bombed in the Wood finishing fifth. Still going to Kentucky though!

Buddha

Trainer:   H. James Bond
Jockey:   Pat Day
Foaling Date:   4-19-99
Breeding:   Unbridled's Song - Cahooters by Storm Cat
Dosage Profile:   2-6-8-0-2
Dosage Index/CD:   2.00   0.33
2-year-old Record: 1 start 0-0-0   $0
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $450,000
Note: Stepped up from allowances to win the Wood in a hard fought battle over Medaglia d'Oro.

Came Home

Trainer:   Paco Gonzalez
Jockey:   Chris McCarron
Foaling Date:   3-29-99
Breeding:   Gone West - Nice Assay by Clever Trick
Dosage Profile:   12-6-12-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   4.00   1.00 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 3-0-0   $211,440
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $844,440
Note:Crushed doubts that he could go a distance by winning the Santa Anita Derby.

Castle Gandolfo

Trainer:   Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:   Jerry Bailey
Foaling Date:   2-14-99
Breeding:   Gone West - Golden Oriole by Northern Dancer
Dosage Profile:   14-7-19-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.21   0.88
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 2-2-0   $141,160
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $130,035
Note:Aidan O'Brien's other 3-year-old just won a dirt race at Lingfield. Most likely either he or Johannesburg and maybe both will come over for the Derby.

2002 Steve Martinelli, San Francisco, CADanthebluegrassman

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Kent Desormeaux
Foaling Date:   3-31-99
Breeding:   Pioneering - Stay With Bruce by Grey Dawn II
Dosage Profile:   18-11-11-2-2
Dosage Index/CD:   3.63   0.93
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-2-0   $71,880
Note: Finished dead last in the Santa Anita Derby but Derby Fever has struck and Pegram will be entering him in the Derby anyway!!!

Easy Grades

Trainer:   Ted West
Jockey:   Jorge Chavez
Foaling Date:   4-13-99
Breeding:   Honor Grades - Itsoeasy by Easy Goer
Dosage Profile:   6-7-19-4-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.67   0.42
2-year-old Record: 1 starts 0-0-0   $0
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $190,000
Note: Finished second to Came Home in the Santa Anita Derby and San Rafael.

Essence of Dubai

Trainer:   Saeed bin Suroor
Jockey:   David Flores
Foaling Date:   3-7-99
Breeding:   Pulpit - Epitome by Summing
Dosage Profile:   7-2-7-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.57   1.00
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 2-0-1   $193,200
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $1,518,000
Note:Undefeated at age 3 in Dubai including the UAE Derby at a mile and a quarter.

Harlan's Holiday

Trainer:   Ken McPeek
Jockey:   Edgar Prado
Foaling Date:   4-6-99
Breeding:   Harlan - Christmas in Aiken by Affirmed
Dosage Profile:   7-2-10-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.33   0.75 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 4-2-0   $341,564
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $1,286,064
Note: Impressive winner in the Florida Derby and the Blue Grass. Likely to be the post time favorite for the Derby.

It'sallinthechase

Trainer:   Wilson L. Brown
Jockey:   Eddie Martin Jr.
Foaling Date:   3-11-99
Breeding:   Take Me Out - Limestone Landing x Red Ryder
Dosage Profile:   4-4-9-0-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.67   0.30
2-year-old Record: 9 starts 2-3-0   $94,160
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $117,000
Note:Third in the Lecompte and the Lousiana Derby was a late nominee on March 30th. Finished ninth in the Arkansas Derby but owners say he is still going to the Derby!

Johannesburg

Trainer:   Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:   Gary Stevens
Foaling Date:   2-23-99
Breeding:   Hennessy - Myth by Ogygian
Dosage Profile:   5-3-6-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.67   0.93 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 7-0-0   $1,002,893
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $1,006,489
Note: Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and European champion suffered his first career defeat in the Gladness Stakes in Ireland. Will he still come to Kentucky?

Lusty Latin

Trainer:   Jeff Mullins
Jockey:   Glenn Corbett
Foaling Date:   3-26-99
Breeding:   El Prado - Scarlet Ann by Afleet
Dosage Profile:   6-4-12-4-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.60   0.46
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 1-2-0   $31,693
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $120,000
Note:Late Triple Crown nominee finished third to Came Home in the Santa Anita Derby and was closing very quickly.

Medaglia d'Oro

Trainer:   Bobby Frankel
Jockey:   Laffit Pincay
Foaling Date:   4-11-99
Breeding:   El Prado - Cappucino Bay by Bailjumper
Dosage Profile:   2-6-14-4-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.36   0.23
2-year-old Record: 1 starts 0-1-0   $4,120
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $300,000
Note:Upset Siphonic and U S S Tinosa to win the San Felipe, but just couldn't get by Buddha in the Wood Memorial. Nice dosage profile!

Ocean Sound

Trainer:   James Cassidy
Jockey:   Alex Solis
Foaling Date:   4-3-99
Breeding:   Mujadil - Ossana by Tejano
Dosage Profile:   3-5-10-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.86   0.45
2-year-old Record: 8 starts 1-1-2   $16,258
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $107,000
Note:Finished third in the Blue Grass.

Photo courtesy of Tina HinesPerfect Drift

Trainer:   Murray W. Johnson
Jockey:   Eddie Delahoussaye
Foaling Date:   4-29-99
Breeding:   Dynaformer - Nice Gal by Naskra
Dosage Profile:   8-3-18-0-1
Dosage Index/CD:   2.00   0.57
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $20,860
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $300,000
Note:Winner of the Turfway Spiral Stakes will train up to the Derby.

Private Emblem

Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
Jockey:   Donnie Meche
Foaling Date:   3-18-99
Breeding:   Our Emblem - Merion Miss by Halo
Dosage Profile:   15-5-16-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.50   0.97
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 1-2-1   $69,300
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $300,000
Note:Winner of the Arkansas Derby by 4 1/2 lengths.

Proud Citizen

Trainer:   D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey:   Mike Smith
Foaling Date:   3-3-99
Breeding:   Gone West - Dreams Of Freedom x Green Forest
Dosage Profile:   10-6-14-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.29   0.87
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 1-1-0   $36,034
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $229,317
Note:Surprise winner of the Lexington finally gives Lukas a Derby starter.

Request for Parole

Trainer:   Steve Margolis
Jockey:   Robby Albarado
Foaling Date:   2-22-99
Breeding:   Judge T C - Madison's Quest by Deputy Minister
Dosage Profile:   5-4-7-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.57   0.88
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 2-3-1   $199,912
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $129,672
Note:Winner of the Battaglia nd third in the Spiral Stakes both at Turfway.

Saarland

Trainer:   Shug McGaughey
Jockey:   John Velazquez
Foaling Date:   2-25-99
Breeding:   Unbridled - Versailles Treaty by Danzig
Dosage Profile:   7-12-19-0-6
Dosage Index/CD:   1.84   0.32 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-0-0   $177,660
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $235,000
Note: Last year's Remsen winner was 2nd in the Gotham but a disappointing 4th in the Wood, rallying much too late.

War Emblem

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Victor Espinoza
Foaling Date:   2-20-99
Breeding:   Our Emblem - Sweetest Lady by Lord At War
Dosage Profile:   9-4-8-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.40   0.95
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 2-0-0   $36,000
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $300,000
Note:Illinois Derby winner was just purchased by Thoroughbred Corp. and given to Baffert. Previous owners planned to skip the Derby, but he's going to it now.

Wild Horses

Trainer:   Todd Pletcher
Jockey:   Rene Douglas
Foaling Date:   2-21-99
Breeding:   Saint Ballado - Waltzing With Deb by Robyn Dancer
Dosage Profile:   7-1-12-2-2
Dosage Index/CD:   1.40   0.38
2-year-old Record: 1 start 0-0-0   $0
Graded Stakes Earnings:   $100,000
Note:Finished second in the Arkansas Derby in his final prep and is said to be headed to Kentucky.

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All photos ©2001,2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay or Terence Dulay except where noted on the photo. Changeintheweather photo courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment. Easyfromthegitgo photo courtesy of the Fair Grounds. Danthebluegrassman photo courtesy of Steve Martinelli, San Francisco, CA. Saratoga Blues, Mayakovsky, and Sunday Break courtesy of Deborah Kral. Perfect Drift photo courtesy of Tina Hines. Windward Passage photo courtesy of Team Valor.

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