Trainer:Carl Nafzger Jockey:Calvin Borel Foaling Date: 2-23-2004 Pedigree: Street Cry - Bedazzle by Dixieland Band Dosage Profile: 8-1-12-0-1 Dosage Index/CD: 2.14 0.68 *dual qualifier* 2006 Record: 5 starts 2-1-2 $1,178,200 Best Beyer Figure: 110 Note: Never worse than 3rd in 5 starts lifetime. He was 3rd in the Arlington-Washington Futurity and the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland, then won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 10 lengths. They only plan on racing him twice before the Derby, which is less than the normal 3-4. Made his first start of the year in the Tampa Bay Derby where he won by a narrow nose over Any Given Saturday. Closed on the slow pace in the Blue Grass to finish second by a nose. Got the perfect trip in the Kentucky Derby to rally from 19th to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Had the lead in the stretch of the Preakness but got caught at the wire by Curlin to finish second by a head.
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.