Trainer:Todd Pletcher Jockey:John Velazquez Foaling Date: 4-26-2004 Pedigree: Thunder Gulch - Circle of Life by Belong to Me Dosage Profile: 6-2-11-1-0 Dosage Index/CD: 2.08 0.65 *dual qualifier* 2006 Record: 5 starts 3-2-0 $781,434 Best Beyer Figure: 102 Note: Won his first 3 starts before finishing second to Great Hunter in the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland and second to Street Sense in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. His wins include the Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs and an impressive last to first win in the Hopeful at Saratoga. Had bad luck in his first start of the year, finishing 5th in the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds after dodging a fallen horse. Returned in the Louisiana Derby to win easily despite being last early. He trained up to the Derby and finished 6th off the 8 week lay-off.
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.