Trainer: Michael Trombetta Jockey:Kent Desormeaux Foaling Date: 3-12-2003 Pedigree: Sweetsouthernsaint - Ice Beauty by Waquoit Dosage Profile: 4-1-6-3-0 Dosage Index/CD: 1.33 0.43 2005 Record: 2 starts 0-0-0 $1,200 Best Beyer Figure: 109 Note: Broke his maiden at Laurel in his 2nd start last year by 16 lengths, but was disqualified to 4th. Won again by almost 8 lengths at Aqueduct in his next start then won the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel by 10 lengths. Came to Aqueduct for the Gotham and was third by only a length behind Like Now and Keyed Entry. Stalked pacesetter Mister Triester then exploded in the stretch to win by over 9 lengths. Made a small move in the Kentucky Derby to get up to 4th in the stretch, but faded to 7th by the finish. Chased Like Now early in the Preakness and still finished second by a large margin.
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.