Trainer:Steve Asmussen Jockey:Shaun Bridgmohan Foaling Date: 2-25-2004 Pedigree: Cherokee Run - Checkered Flag by A.P. Indy Dosage Profile: 8-2-8-0-0 Dosage Index/CD: 3.50 1.00 2006 Record: 5 starts 2-2-0 $113,299 Best Beyer Figure: 88 Note: Winner of 2 of four races last year, including his maiden on the 3rd try and an allowance at Churchill. He was 2nd in the Remsen to Nobiz Like Shobiz for his final start of 2006. Finished 3rd in the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds after rallying from 11th to get the lead in the stretch but couldn't hold it. Came back with another 3rd in the Louisiana Derby, again making a late gain. Finished third in a blanket finish in the Blue Grass Stakes for his final Derbyprep. Never ran a lick in the Kentucky Derby, finishing a well beaten 12th.
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.