Next week, Blood-Horse magazine officially kicks off its Kentucky Derby
coverage with a Derby preview cover story, the Derby contenders’ racing
and pedigree profiles, and, of course, the Derby Dozen.
usual, coming up with a top 12 list is not going to be easy. Once you
get past the four major contenders – Uncle Mo, To Honor and Serve,
Tapizar, and Boys At Tosconova – you basically have a potpourri of
aspiring Derby horses who are looking to step up their game and prove
they belong on the road to Louisville.
It is a road that is not
for the timid. One false step, one minor mishap, and hopes wilt as
quickly as a bouquet of cheap roses...