Trainer:John Shirreffs Jockey:Mike Smith Foaling Date: 2-16-2002 Pedigree: Holy Bull - Set Them Free by Stop The Music Dosage Profile: 5-5-6-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 4.33 0.94 2004 Record: 4 starts 1-1-1 $119,440 Best Beyer Figure: 100 Note: His only win is in a maiden special weight, but he is always close in stakes races with a 2nd in the Hollywood Futurity, 3rd in the Sham, 2nd in the San Felipe, and 4th in the Santa Anita Derby. Huge upset winner at 50-1 in the Kentucky Derby cane back to finish 3rd in the Preakness with a late rally. Could like the extra distance.
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.