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2006 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Updated: 05/1/2006

Derby entries and post positions are here

Here is my continuing look at the contenders for the Kentucky Derby. All the major preps are over now, so the list of contenders is really coming together well. Graded earnings have now been released so we have a better idea who can qualify to get in the Kentucky Derby field. Keep an eye on this page as I will be updating it regularly as 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 still tentative at this point and but should start to firm up in the next two weeks. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier. Note that Strong Contender is not listed as he does not have enough earnings to get in the Derby, although may show up for the Preakness though as the entry requirements are different there. Horses listed as unlikely in the "Off the Trail" section could still come back in if enough horses drop out to move them into the top 20 in graded earnings.

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

A.P. Warrior John Shirreffs 3.33 Corey Nakatani
Barbaro Michael Matz 1.81 Edgar Prado
Bluegrass Cat Todd Pletcher 3.80 Ramon Dominguez
Bob and John Bob Baffert 3.00 Garrett Gomez
Brother Derek Dan Hendricks 2.33 *Alex Solis
Cause to Believe Jerry Hollendorfer 3.00 Russell Baze
Deputy Glitters Tom Albertrani 3.00 Jose Lezcano
Flashy Bull Kiaran McLaughlin 3.00 Mike Smith
JazilKiaran McLaughlin 3.00 Fernando Jara
Keyed Entry Todd Pletcher 2.60 Pat Valenzuela
Lawyer Ron Robert Holthus 4.14 John McKee
Point Determined Bob Baffert 3.00 Rafael Bejarano
Private Vow Steve Asmussen 1.11 *Shaun Bridgmohan
Seaside Retreat Mark Casse 2.33 Patrick Husbands
Sharp Humor Dale Romans 2.64 Mark Guidry
Showing Up Barclay Tagg 3.31 Cornelio Velasquez
Sinister Minister Bob Baffert 4.00 Victor Espinoza
Steppenwolfer Daniel Peitz 1.46 Robby Albarado
Storm Treasure Steve Asmussen 2.20 David Flores
Sweetnorthernsaint Michael Trombetta 1.33 Kent Desormeaux
Need another horse to drop out due to earnings
Sunriver Todd Pletcher 1.55?
Off the Trail
Achilles of Troy Frank Amonte Jr. 1.67 Injured
Corinthian James Jerkens 2.20 Injured
Dawn of War Dale Romans 4.14 Unlikely
Discreet Cat Saeed bin Suroor 2.67 Not coming, off until summer
First Samurai Frank Brothers 2.64 *Injured, broken ribs
Great Point Nick Zito 2.11 Unlikely
Henny Hughes Saeed bin Suroor 7.00 out until summer
High Cotton Todd Pletcher 3.00 Unlikely
Like Now Kiaran McLaughlin 3.40 Pointing for Preakness instead of Derby
Red Raymond Robert Holthus 1.33 Unlikely
Superfly Nick Zito 2.78 Unlikely
Stevie Wonderboy Doug O'Neill 1.86 *Injured
Too Much Bling Bob Baffert 2.50 Not going
Wanna Runner Bob Baffert 3.67 Unlikely
With a City Michael Maker 2.27 Deceased

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