Trainer:Nick Zito Jockey:Rafael Bejarano Foaling Date: 1-31-2002 Pedigree: Charismatic - Clever But Costly by Clever Trick Dosage Profile: 5-3-5-1-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.00 0.86 *Dual Qulaifier* 2004 Record: 4 starts 1-0-2 $244,850 Best Beyer Figure: 104 Note: Half brother to stakes winner Ocean Drive. Third in the Champagne Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year. Won an allowance race at Gulfstream for his 2005 debut and came back to win the Tampa Bay Derby easily as the heavy favorite. Next out he was a well beaten 4th in the Blue Grass over 9 lengths behind Bandini. Never ran a lick and finished 15th in the Kentucky Derby but came back to finish a credible 4th in the Preakness.
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.