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2013 Triple Crown Trail

I'll Have Another, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby

Updated: 4/29/2013

It's that time of year again when the newly turned three-year-old Thoroughbreds start their campaign for the Kentucky Derby and dreams of the elusive Triple Crown. The first Derby of the year, the Gulfstream Park Derby, was run on New Year's Day and there will be a prep race somewhere every weekend from now on until the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.

Keep checking back with this list as I will post results and links to recaps or stakes histories for all the races weekly. Although we have had several near misses recently, including Big Brown in 2008 and I'll Have Another in 2012, the last Triple Crown winner is still Affirmed in 1978. Will a talented sophomore step up this year and finally end the 35 year drought?

You may also want to check the Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard since the points earned by contenders in designated prep races are what will determine who gets in the Kentucky Derby at entry time this year. Races marked with an asterisk * below are points-scoring prep races.

1 Gulfstream Park Derby Gulfstream1 M
Results:  1:34.39  -  Itsmyluckyday,   Sr. Quisqueyano,   Undrafted
1 Spectacular Bid Stakes Gulfstream6 F
Results:  1:11.39  -  Merit Man,   City of Weston,   Little Distorted
5 Jerome Stakes Aqueduct1 M 70 Yards
Results:  1:40.67  -  Vyjack,   Siete de Oros,   Amerigo Vespucci
5 Big Drama Stakes Delta Downs7 F
Results:  1:27.46  -  King Henny,   Mr. Bandini's Band,   Hero Force
5 * Sham Stakes Santa Anita1 M
Results:  1:36.50  -  Goldencents,   Den's Legacy,   Mandando
5 Turfway Prevue Stakes Turfway6 1/2 F
Results:  1:18.31  -  Mac the Man,   Smokinindaboysroom,   Lew and Mike
12California Derby Golden Gate1 1/16 M
Results:  1:46.50  -  Zeewat,   Wildcat Moon,   Tree of Life
12Pasco Stakes Tampa Bay7 F
Results:  1:22.79  -  Dynamic Sky,   Sky Commander,   Divine Ambition
19* Lecomte Stakes Fair Grounds1 M 70 Yards
Results:  1:43.30  -  Oxbow,   Golden Soul,   Fear the Kitten
19Frank Whiteley Stakes Laurel7 F
Results:  1:24.78  -  Ore Pass,   Alpha Mike Foxtrot,   Lunar Rock
19Groovy Stakes Sam Houston7 F
Results:  1:24.74  -  Worldventurer,   Breathethefire,   Mula Run
19Pepsi Cola Stakes Sunland 6 F
Results:  1:10.10  -  Devons Ca Ching,   Thermal,   Kiss My Hennessy
20Kitten's Joy Stakes Gulfstream1 1/16 M Turf
Results:  1:43.43  -  Charming Kitten,   Bambazonki,   Redwood Kitten
21* Smarty Jones Stakes Oaklawn1 M
Results:  1:38.64  -  Will Take Charge,   Texas Bling,   Always in a Tiz
21Jimmy Winkfield Stakes Aqueduct6 F
Results:  1:09.75  -  Clawback,   Winning Cause,   Rubysandpearls
26* Holy Bull Stakes Gulfstream1 1/16 M
Results:  1:41.81  -  Itsmyluckyday,   Shanghai Bobby,   Clearly Now
26California Breeders Champion Stakes Santa Anita1 M
Results:  1:36.56  -  Tiz a Minister,   Omega Star,   Surfcup
26Allen's Landing Stakes Sam Houston7 F
Results:  1:23.16  -  Tour Guide,   Hardrock Eleven,   Holiday Mischief
2* The Withers Stakes Aqueduct1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.32  -  Revolutionary,   Escapefromreality,   Siete de Oros
2Hutcheson Stakes Gulfstream7 F
Results:  1:22.53  -  Honorable Dillon,   Forty Tales,   Undrafted
296ROCK Stakes Turfway1 M
Results:  1:40.52  -  Mac the Man,   Bye Bye Bernie,   Takin the Sloroad
2Louisiana Premier Night Prince Delta Downs7 F
Results:  1:25.52  -  Hero Force,   Heitai,   Indian Road
2* Robert B. Lewis Stakes Santa Anita1 1/16 M
Results:  1:42.95  -  Flashback,   Den's Legacy,   He's Had Enough
2* Sam F. Davis Stakes Tampa Bay1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.79  -  Falling Sky,   Dynamic Sky,   My Name Is Michael
9Miracle Wood Stakes Laurel1 M
Results:  1:40.58  -  Dynamic Strike,   Where's Dominic,   Lunar Rock
16* El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate1 1/8 M
Results:  1:51.45  -  Dice Flavor,   Nina's Dragon,   Counting Days
16Jim's Orbit Stakes Sam Houston1 M
Results:  1:39.44  -  Worldventurer,   Meme Jo,   Breathethefire
17San Vicente Stakes Santa Anita7 F
Results:  1:22.48  -  Shakin It Up,   Treasury Bill,   Caballo Del Cielo
18* Southwest Stakes Oaklawn1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.84  -  Super Ninety Nine,   Fear the Kitten,   Heaven's Runway
23* Risen Star Stakes Fair Grounds1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.52  -  Ive Struck a Nerve,   Code West,   Palace Malice
23Turf Paradise Derby Turf Paradise1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.16  -  Persuasive Paul,   Brokered,   Tiz Fitting
23* Fountain of Youth Stakes Gulfstream1 1/16 M
Results:  1:42.24  -  Orb,   Violence,   Speak Logistics
23Gentilly Stakes Fair Grounds1 M 70 Yards
Results:  1:42.76  -  Sunbean,   Hopeful Notion,   Nubin Ridge
23Mine That Bird Derby Sunland1 1/16 M
Results:  1:45.32  -  Dry Summer,   Show Some Magic,   Storm Driver
2Black Gold Stakes Fair Grounds7 1/2 F Turf
Results:  1:35.84  -  Up With the Birds,   Animal Style,   Cairo Six
2Swale Stakes Gulfstream7 F
Results:  1:23.19  -  Clearly Now,   Singanothersong,   Undrafted
2Gazebo Stakes Oaklawn6 F
Results:  1:12.00  -  King Henny,   Titletown Five,   Malibu High
2John Battaglia Memorial Turfway1 1/16 M
Results:  1:43.13  -  General Election,   Giant Finish,   For Greater Glory
2* The Gotham Aqueduct1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.09  -  Vyjack,   West Hills Giant,   Elnaawi
2Texas Heritage Stakes Sam Houston1 M
Results:  1:37.94  -  Departing,   Holiday Mischief,   Worldventurer
3Palm Beach Stakes Gulfstream1 1/8 M Turf
Results:  1:48.18  -  Rydilluc,   Charming Kitten,   Reporting Star
9The Fred Capossela Aqueduct6 F
Results:  1:10.43  -  Maleeh,   Tenango,   Clawback
9Pelican Stakes Delta Downs7 1/2 F
Results:  1:33.36  -  Hero Force,   Heitai,   Unbridled's Score
9Private Terms Stakes Laurel1 1/8 M
Results:  1:51.35  -  Mr Palmer,   Battier,   Seventeenohsix
9* San Felipe Stakes Santa Anita1 1/16 M
Results:  1:42.34  -  Hear the Ghost,   Flashback,   Tiz a Minister
9* Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay1 1/16 M
Results:  1:43.96  -  Verrazano,   Java's War,   Falling Sky
16* The RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 M
Results:  1:45.18  -  Will Take Charge,   Oxbow,   Den's Legacy
23* Spiral StakesTurfway1 1/8 M
Results:  1:51.98  -  Black Onyx,   Uncaptured,   Giant Finish
23Rushaway StakesTurfway1 1/16 M
Results:  1:45.66  -  Crop Report,   Divine Ambition,   Red Wings
24* Sunland DerbySunland1 1/8 M
Results:  1:47.54  -  Govenor Charlie,   Show Some Magic,   Abraham
24New Mexico Breeders' DerbySunland1 1/16 M
Results:  1:44.18  -  Hush's Storm,   Storm Surprise,   Keagan's Way
30Crescent City DerbyFair Grounds1 1/16 M
Results:  1:45.68  -  Johnny Handsome,   Hero Force,   Skinny
30* Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 1/8 M
Results:  1:50.28  -  Revolutionary,   Mylute,   Departing
30* Florida DerbyGulfstream1 1/8 M
Results:  1:50.87  -  Orb,   Itsmyluckyday,   Merit Man
30* UAE DerbyMeydan1 3/16 M
Results:  1:58.35  -  Lines of Battle,   Elleval,   Secret Number
5Transylvania StakesKeeneland1 1/16 M Turf
Results:  1:41.80  -  Jack Milton,   Up With the Birds,   Redwood Kitten
6* Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 M
Results:  1:50.27  -  Verrazano,   Normandy Invasion,   Vyjack
6Bay ShoreAqueduct7 F
Results:  1:22.09  -  Declan's Warrior,   Clearly Now,   The Truth and K G
6* Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita1 1/8 M
Results:  1:48.76  -  Goldencents,   Flashback,   Super Ninety Nine
6Ocala Breeders' Sales SophomoreTampa Bay7 F
Results:  1:23.48  -  City of Weston,   Ruler of Love,   Risk Factor
13* Blue Grass StakesKeeneland1 1/8 M
Results:  1:50.27  -  Java's War,   Charming Kitten,   Rydilluc
13* Arkansas DerbyOaklawn1 1/8 M
Results:  1:51.94  -  Overanalyze,   Frac Daddy,   Carve
13Northern SpurOaklawn1 M
Results:  1:38.37  -  Get Happy Mister,   Looking Cool,   Red Wings
20Illinois DerbyHawthorne1 1/8 M
Results:  1:50.78  -  Departing,   Fordubai,   Siete de Oros
20* Lexington StakesKeeneland1 1/16 M
Results:  1:43.93  -  Winning Cause,   General Election,   Pick of the Litter
27* Derby TrialChurchill Downs1 M
Results:  1:35.77  -  Forty Tales,   Capo Bastone,   Ruler of Love
4Kentucky DerbyChurchill Downs 1 1/4 M
11The Peter PanBelmont1 1/8 M
11Lone Star DerbyLone Star Park1 1/16 M
11Alcatraz StakesGolden Gate1 1/16 M Turf
18Preakness StakesPimlico1 3/16 M
8Belmont StakesBelmont1 1/2 M

2012 Triple Crown Trail with results for all races
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