Trainer:Todd Pletcher Jockey:Fernando Jara Foaling Date: 4-22-2004 Pedigree: Distorted Humor - Tom's Cat by Storm Cat Dosage Profile: 6-3-8-0-1 Dosage Index/CD: 2.60 0.72 2006 Record: 3 starts 1-0-0 $27,963 Best Beyer Figure: 88 Note: A $1.5 million purchase at the Barrett's Sale, his only win last year was a maiden special weight at Belmont. Won his first start of the year in an allowance at Gulfstream then was 3rd in the Swale Stakes there. Shipped to Aqueduct for the Gotham and won going away, but with the slowest Beyer figure ever for that race since they started doing them in 1991. Shipped to Hawthorne to win the Illinois Derby by 2 1/4 lengths in his final Derby prep.
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.