Trainer:Mark Casse Jockey:Patrick Husbands Foaling Date: 5-1-2003 Pedigree: King Cugat - Shes Like Rio by Boundary Dosage Profile: 5-3-12-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 2.33 0.65 2005 Record: 4 starts 3-0-1 $163,632 Best Beyer Figure: 86 Note: A stakes winner at Woodbine last year, he was 2nd in the voting for Canadian champion 2-year-old colt. His only good race this year was a 2nd place finish in the Lane's End at Turfway behind the late With a City. His final prep was a 32 1/2 length loss in the Blue Grass at Keeneland. Went 5 furlongs in 59 2/5 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:13 "and change" at Churchill Downs. His connections decided that was good enough that they will go on to the Derby despite his poor race last out. He was never really in contention in the Derby and finished a distant 10th.
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.