Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index
Latest Articles

 E.P. Taylor Stakes
 Cup & Saucer
 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
 Zenyatta Stakes Day
 Awesome Again Stakes

2005 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated: 05/04/2005


Here is my latest look at the contenders for the Kentucky Derby. All the major preps are over now, and the favorites are starting to sort themselves out. Triple Crown nominations and the Experimental Free Handicap (with dual qualifiers) are out and late nominations closed on March 26. Keep an eye on this page as I will be updating it regularly as the preps are run and more info is available.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Jockey assignments are very tentative at this point and probably won't firm up until sometime in April. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier.

Best Beyer figure have been added to all profiles and top contenders have been put in order of their graded stakes earnings. Expect lots of new links to be added to profiles now that we are in the final stretch.

Triple Crown quick links:

Kentucky Derby Poll
Who will win the Kentucky Derby?

A.P. Warrior
Bluegrass Cat
Bob and John
Brother Derek
Cause to Believe
Deputy Glitters
Flashy Bull
Keyed Entry
Lawyer Ron
Point Determined
Private Vow
Seaside Retreat
Sharp Humor
Showing Up
Sinister Minister
Storm Treasure

Previous Poll Results

Afleet Alex Tim Ritchey 2.11 *Jeremy Rose
Wilko Craig Dollase 7.00  Corey Nakatani
High Fly Nick Zito 2.00  Jerry Bailey
Bellamy Road Nick Zito 3.50  Javier Castellano
Bandini Todd Pletcher 3.57  John Velazquez
High Limit Bobby Frankel 2.50  Ramon Dominguez
Flower AlleyTodd Pletcher 1.73  Jorge Chavez
Buzzards BayJeff Mullins1.50  Mark Guidry
Sun King Nick Zito 3.00 *Edgar Prado
Greater Good Robert Holthus 4.00  John McKee
Greeley's GalaxyGlen Stute 4.00  Kent Desormeaux
Coin Silver Todd Pletcher 1.82  Pat Valenzuela
Noble Causeway Nick Zito 2.08  Gary Stevens
GiacomoJohn Shirreffs4.33  Mike Smith
Storm Surge Dallas Stewart 4.60  Robby Albarado
Closing Argument Kiaran McLaughlin 4.00  Cornelio Velasquez
Spanish Chestnut Patrick Biancone 2.60  Joe Bravo
Andromeda's Hero Nick Zito 2.78  Rafael Bejarano
Sort It Out Bob Baffert 1.67  Brice Blanc
Don't Get Mad Ron Ellis 2.27  Tyler Baze
Going Wild D. Wayne Lukas 1.91  Jose Valdivia Jr.
Off The Trail
Blues and Royals Saeed bin Suroor3.50  sick
Consolidator D. Wayne Lukas 3.57 *fractured sesamoids
Declan's Moon Ron Ellis 3.50 *chipped knee
Defer Shug McGaughey 3.32  unlikely now
Dubleo Todd Pletcher 2.14  likely to stay on turf
Fusaichi Rock StarBob Baffert 4.00  unlikely
Fusaichi Samurai Neil Drysdale 3.24  injury
Galloping Grocer Dominick Schettino 4.00 *back to NY-bred races
General John BRoger Stein1.22  tendon injury
Harlington Todd Pletcher 1.78  injury
Lost In The Fog Steve Gilchrist 2.47  not nominated
Magna Graduate Patrick Byrne 3.00  unlikely
Park Avenue Ball James Ryerson 2.56  unlikely
Proud Accolade Todd Pletcher 4.33  unlikely
Rockport Harbor John Servis 1.67 *laying off now
Roman Ruler Bob Baffert 4.45  quarter crack
Rush Bay Tom Amoss 2.14  unlikely
ScipionPatrick Biancone 2.20  condylar fracture
Survivalist Shug McGaughey 3.16  staying at Belmont
Sweet Catomine Julio Canani 2.00 *retired
Texcess Paul Aguirre 3.00  unlikely now

                   NTRA Three-Year-Old Poll 05/02/05

     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Bellamy Road (8)        3-C    2-2-0-0  109   1   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 2. Bandini  (1)            3-C    4-3-1-0   94   3   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 3. Afleet Alex             3-C    3-2-0-0   92   2   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 4. High Fly (1)            3-C    4-3-0-1   75   4   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 5. High Limit              3-C    2-1-1-0   57   5   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 6. Noble Causeway          3-C    4-2-2-0   41   6   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 7. Lost In The Fog (1)     3-C    3-3-0-0   32   8   5/14 Golden Bear BC  
 8. Sun King                3-C    3-2-0-0   31   7   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
 9. Wilko                   3-C    2-0-01    30   9   5/7 Kentucky Derby   
10. Sis City                3-F    2-2-0-0   22   -   Undecided            
A_S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Buzzard's Bay-16, Don't Get Mad-14, Greeley's Galaxy-12, Greater Good-11, Coin Silver-8, Flower Alley-7, Consolidator-4, Scrappy T-4, Memorette-1

Triple Crown Index

Back to Horse-Races.Net main page

Want to keep up with what's new on this site?
Sign up for my weekly newsletter here.

On the Forum:

©1994-2021,  Cindy Pierson Dulay   Privacy Policy   About Us   Search   Site Map   Add a Link   Advertisee   Suggest to a friend   RSS Feed   Follow on Twitter