Here my continuing look at the list of top contenders for the 2015 Kentucky Derby to be run on May 2nd at Churchill Downs. The prep races are finished and the Road to the Derby point system is finalized The Derby is on Saturday!
Below is my latest list of contenders with their trainer, jockey, and dosage index and dual qualifiers have been marked with a * by their dosage index. Each horse names links to a profile with lots of info and a photo. Jockey assignments are based on who is currently riding them, and won't be firm until much later. The early Triple Crown nominations, which cost $600, closed in January with 429 horses, and late nominations, which cost $6000, will closed in late March. That is the last chance to be eligible without a high supplement fee, but with rule changes last year late supplements will have the same priority as the nominees if anyone wants to pay the $200,000 fee.
Analyzing the Top Derby Contenders - Our annual analysis using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the Kentucky Derby. The top horse is no surprise, but who is far from the top may shock you.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2015 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks.
Security even tighter for 2015 - if you are going to the Derby or Oaks be sure to check here to find out what you can bring in with you. The enhanced security means no big cameras, camcorders, big purses, or coolers. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate. Also this year there will be no re-entry if you leave the track, so don't forget anything!
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.
Get a head start on handicapping the Kentucky Derby here:
Review: Betting the Kentucky Derby - How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race by Dean Keppler. Breaks the task of handicapping the Derby into easy to understand strategies that any bettor at any level of play can implement and gives strategies for wagering as well.