Trainer:John Shirreffs Jockey:Mike Smith Foaling Date: 3-8-2004 Pedigree: Pleasant Tap - Set Them Free by Stop the Music Dosage Profile: 3-12-12-2-3 Dosage Index/CD: 1.91 0.31 2006 Record: 1 starts 0-0-1 $5,520 Best Beyer Figure: 100 Note: A half brother to 2005 Derby winner Giacomo, his only start at 2 was a 3rd place in a maiden race at Santa Anita in December. He finished 2nd in his first start of 2007, but was placed first through disqualification, then he was 7th in the Robert Lewis behind Great Hunter. Came back to rally from well back to win the Santa Anita Derby at long odds. Has a beautiful dosage profile for a distance runner, but ran abysmally in the Kentucky Derby to finish 7th.
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.