Trainer:Bob Baffert Jockey:Victor Espinoza Foaling Date: 3-29-2003 Pedigree: Old Trieste - Sweet Minister by The Prime Minister Dosage Profile: 4-2-4-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 4.00 1.00 2005 Record: 1 starts 0-0-0 $80 Best Beyer Figure: 116 Note: Ran 5th on December 31st in his only 2-year-old start. Won his first race of 2006 by 8 lengths in a maiden claimer, then faded badly to lose by 19 lengths in the San Vicente behind Too Much Bling. Shipped up to Golden Gate to run second in the California Derby behind Cause to Believe then shipped to Kentucky where he was a runaway winner in the Blue Grass at Keeneland. Looks like a pure speedster who only runs well when on the lead and doesn't run at all if he can't get out front early. Duelled for the early pace in the Derby with Keyed Entry and faded badly to finish 16th.
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.