Trainer:Michael Matz Jockey:Edgar Prado Foaling Date: 4-29-2003 Pedigree: Dynaformer - La Ville Rouge by Carson City Dosage Profile: 10-4-21-2-1 Dosage Index/CD: 1.81 0.53 2005 Record: 2 starts 2-0-0 $99,000 Best Beyer Figure: 111 Note: Winner of the Laurel Futurity last year, he started off 2006 by winning the Tropical Park Derby to be undefeated in 3 starts on the grass. Made his first dirt start a winning one in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream in the slop and followed up with another win on a fast track in the Florida Derby. Excellent dosage profile for the Derby and definitely one to watch. Stalked the early pace and took the lead just before the mile marker and drew away to win by 6 1/2 lengths in the Kentucky Derby. Sadly he broke down just after the start of the Preakness and is recovering from surgery.
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.