Trainer:Bob Baffert Jockey:Garrett Gomez Foaling Date: 5-17-2003 Pedigree: Seeking the Gold - Minister's Melody by Deputy Minister Dosage Profile: 10-3-13-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.00 0.88 2005 Record: 5 starts 1-1-2 $107,370 Best Beyer Figure: 102 Note: Winner of the Real Quiet Stakes was disqualified to 3rd then finished 3rd in the Hollywood Futurity behind Brother Derek last year. He started off 2006 with an allowance win and followed that up with a win at 1 1/8 miles in the Sham Stakes. Rallied for a lukewarm 3rd place finish 2 1/2 lengths behind A.P. Warrior in the San Felipe. Shipped to New York for the Wood Memorial and wore down speedster Keyed Entry to win by 1 1/2 lengths in the slop. Never a factor in the Derby, finishing 17th.
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.