Trainer:Robert Holthus Jockey:Calvin Borel Foaling Date: 4-29-2004 Pedigree: Officer - Ocean View by Gone West Dosage Profile: 5-1-6-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.00 0.92 2006 Record: 6 starts 3-0-1 $140,310 Best Beyer Figure: 97 Note: Won three races in a row at Arlington as a 2-year-old, including the Spectacular Bid Stakes and Arlington-Washington Futurity. Had 3 dismal results after that including his first start of the year at Oaklawn in the Dixieland Stakes. Bounced back to run a good second in the Southwest Stakes, then second again in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn to Curlin, beaten over 5 lengths. Was seventh beaten 14 1/2 lengths to that same rival in the Arkansas Derby for 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.