Trainer:Dan Hendricks Jockey:Alex Solis Foaling Date: 3-31-2003 Pedigree: Benchmark - Miss Soft Sell by Siyah Kalem Dosage Profile: 10-3-16-1-0 Dosage Index/CD: 2.33 0.73 *DUAL QUALIFIER* 2005 Record: 5 starts 3-0-1 $502,080 Best Beyer Figure: 108 Note: Winner of the Norfolk Stakes, he was 4th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 8 1/2 lengths but came back in December to win the Hollywood Futurity. Was an impressive winner in the San Rafael over Stevie Wonderboy for his first start of 2006. Continued to cement his place as Kentucky Derby favorite with an equally impressive win in the Santa Catalina last out. Led the whole way to win by 3 1/4 lengths in the Santa Anita Derby. Made up some ground in the Derby after having to steady twice and finished in a dead heat for 4th with Jazil. Was cut off and had to steady early in the Preakness when Barbaro backed into him after he broke down but still managed to finish 4th.
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.