This is my first in a series of blogs devoted to Kentucky Derby 2012 contenders
. Once again I am getting an early start and there will be many twists and turns ahead.
Seven of the last eleven Kentucky Derby winners graduated by October 4 including five of the last six. This year’s Derby hero Animal Kingdom
just missed the aforementioned deadline with a place finish in his 9-18 bow followed by a maiden win on 10-23.