Trainer:Todd Pletcher Jockey:John Velazquez Foaling Date: 1-23-2003 Pedigree: Storm Cat - She's a Winner by A.P. Indy Dosage Profile: 10-4-10-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.80 1.00 2005 Record: 4 starts 3-0-0 $213,780 Best Beyer Figure: 101 Note: Winner of 4 in a row including the Nashua and Remsen Stakes last year. Won his 2006 debut in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in stakes record time. Was less impressive in the Tampa Bay Derby, running 2nd by 2 lengths to Deputy Glitters but did lose a shoe in the race. Was a disappointing 4th as the favorite in the Blue Grass for his final prep, tiring at the end. Made a good late move in the Derby to get 2nd behind Barbaro. Skipping the Preakness to go direct to the Belmont.
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.