Trainer:D. Wayne Lukas Jockey:Rafael Bejarano Foaling Date: 5-16-2002 Pedigree: Storm Cat - Good Example by Crystal Glitters Dosage Profile: 6-3-7-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.57 0.94 *Dual Qulaifier* 2004 Record: 7 starts 2-1-1 $480,260 Best Beyer Figure: 105 Graded Stakes Earnings: $632,250 Note: $1.5 million yearling purchase won the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity then was 4th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Failed as the favorite in his 2005 debut in the San Vicente, finished last in a 4 horse field. Rebounded to finish 1st by over 6 lengths in the San Felipe but followed that up with a dismal 4th in the Blue Grass, beaten over 15 lengths. Seems to have a 1 good then 2 bad pattern to his races. Fractured a sesamoid in a workout on Sunday 5/1, so is now out.
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.