Trainer:Michael Maker Jockey:Brice Blanc Foaling Date: 4-25-2003 Pedigree: City Zip - With a Princess by With Approval Dosage Profile: 6-2-9-0-1 Dosage Index/CD: 2.27 0.67 2005 Record: 10 starts 3-0-2 $59,680 Best Beyer Figure: 91 Note: One of the more experience horses on the trail, he started 10 times as a juvenile winning in a maiden, a claimer, and an allowance. He had a 3rd place finish in a small stakes at Calder along with several also-ran performances before winning as the longest shot on the board in the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway. Made a miserable showing in the Arkansas Derby, finishing last in the field of 13. Was knocked offstride at the start, but never recovered at all. Unfortunately, he developed a serious illness on April 19th and had to be put down on April 23rd. There is a sad note about it on the Equirace website.
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.