Trainer:Todd Pletcher Jockey:John Velazquez Foaling Date: 5-3-2002 Pedigree: Fusaichi Pegasus - Divine Dixie by Dixieland Band Dosage Profile: 14-4-14-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.57 1.00 2004 Record: 1 starts 0-0-0 $180 Best Beyer Figure: 103 Graded Stakes Earnings: $525,000 Note: A bad start and green run kept him off the board in his only 2-year-old start. Came back at 3 to win his maiden and then an allowance at Gulfstream Park going away. Just missed to finish 2nd to High Fly in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream. Missed the Florida Derby due to a foot bruise but rebounded well to win the Blue Grass by 6 lengths. Having surgery to remove a chip in his ankle after finishing 19th in the Kentucky Derby. Expected to be back in the fall.
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - my list of the top horses headed to the Derby with profiles for each with photos, stats, and link to more info like past performances and pedigree.
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze.
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - 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.
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.