Entries for the Kentucky Derby closed Wednesday morning with 22 horses entered. The top 20 points horses remain in and there will be two also eligible horses - Laoban and Cherry Wine. Oscar Nominated was supplemented by owner Ken Ramsey for $200,000 so the Derby purse will be $2,391,600 if 20 horses start, with the winner getting $1,631,400. Entries have been drawn and post positions and morning line odds have been added.
Below is list of entries 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 now final and confirmed. You can get the latest free past performances from BRISnet here (scroll down to Nyquist).
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. They will eventually have an updated version for 2016.
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 there will be no re-entry if you leave the track, so don't forget anything! 2016 is likely to be the same if not more restricted.
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.