Trainer:Robert Holthus Jockey:John McKee Foaling Date: 3-1-2003 Pedigree: Langfuhr - Donation by Lord Avie Dosage Profile: 4-7-7-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 4.14 0.83 2005 Record: 10 starts 3-0-3 $129,208 Best Beyer Figure: 106 Note: Easily the most experience of the current top 3-year-olds with 10 starts at 2, he took 6 tries to break his maiden. His other two wins last year were in the Grand Canyon at Churchill and the Diamond Jo at Evangeline Downs. Started off 2006 with a decisive 8 1/4 length victory in the Risen Start Stakes at the Fair Grounds and followed up with a wire-to-wire win in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn. Proved he could rate and go a distance in the Rebel where he stayed th early then rallied to take the lead in the stretch and in by 3 lengths. Gave an impressive performance in his final prep, winning the Arkansas Derby where he took the lead after a half mile and then just drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths. was never a factor in the Derby, finishing 12th. Came out of the race with an ankle injury.
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.