2013 Santa Anita Derby (G1)

4/6/2013, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:00 PM PT
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Santa Anita Derby (G1)...

Flashback, the three year old colt who was looked upon so favorably at the beginning of the year, has made his return to the races - and nobody's seemed to notice. Read More
Florida Filly's Ashley Tamulonis. takes on Zipse at the Track's Brian Zipse, in a Verrazano vs. Goldencents Breeders' Cup Point/CounterpointRead More
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  • Ruffianlover · And I'm not sure why people think he's not battle tested anyways. It's not his fault itsmyluckyday day got hurt running against him. Plus I wouldn't call oxbow, javas war, power broker, etc nobodys · 172 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Goldencents is going to beat Verrazano and win the race. · 169 days ago ·
Laura Pugh of Dead Heat Debates gives a Preakness Preview...Who will win???Read More
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  • yukichan · And here comes Gov-eh-nor Charrrrllie making a run with ORB! It's Orb pulling away, Govenor Charlie and Will Take Charge! But It's ORB by 1, Ork by 2, ORB on his way to Belmont --we have a CONTENDER for the TRIPLE CROWN. Full disclosure, as a track coach I preach visualization. · 335 days ago ·
  • amdaman · Will Take Charge by a head over Orb, Oxbow third 5 lengths behind, followed by Departing and Mylute. · 334 days ago ·
It's quite conceivable that Eagles band members, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, could have easily written about the Kentucky Derby as opposed to relationships, when the songwriting duo penned the line "Who can go the distance, we'll find out," in their song titled, "The Long Run." The question is posed ...Read More
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  • ismalli · You are correct on how, at a minimum, Dosage lets us know who has the DNA for Derby-Contention; yet, you underplay Post Position, especially with regard to who's inside your horse. Q:Why? · 352 days ago ·
  • Trackside · Ismali--I feel post position in the Derby is overrated...it is a long run to the first turn, and there is planty of time for riders to establish position. However, Post position at times, can be detrimental to some types of running styles, as a handicappers we have to evaluate if a certain post may or may not affect a horse. · 352 days ago ·
Don’t I ever learn? Has watching racing for the past forty years taught me nothing? Shouldn’t it be clear by now that in racing, anything can happen? I’ll leave all those probing personal questions to be overanalyzed at some future time. For now, I will just tell you that Goldencents will not win th...Read More
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  • mkstorm · Doesn't seem like this West Coast horse is getting much respect. Reminds me a little of last year when I recall only two handicapppers (Brad Free and Jon White) picking I'll Have Another and proved many bettors wrong. · 354 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · GC will take control at the top of the stretch then see if he can hold off the rest. I don't see him worse than second unless he gets a bit of bad luck. · 354 days ago ·
While Orb, Itsmyluckday, and Shanghai Bobby prepare for a Saturday showdown in the Florida Derby, see where the big three stand in Zipse's latest Kentucky Derby rankings...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Going into yesterday, I had Orb at #2 and Revolutionary at #4 on my Down & Derby Sweet 16 ... Revolutionary moves up one spot! · 381 days ago ·
  • greg.morris.94 · anyone no what happened to lines of battle is hes still live · 372 days ago ·
Gary and Mary West's Flashback exited his second place finish in Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby to Goldencents with a knee chip, and has been taken off the Kentucky Derby trail.Read More
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  • rafirox · *fact. Thanks for sharing. · 373 days ago ·
  • Sully · First it's naysayers commenting on how Flashback was exposed by his respectable second place finish, now it's he was pushed too hard? Athletes get injured. It's just that simple, and if he ran his respectable second with the injury, I say shame on the naysayers. · 373 days ago ·
Goldencents repelled Flashback at the top of the lane and went on to win Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Derby by 1 ¼ lengths.Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Best west coast horse · 373 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · May well be the only one able to go out in reasonable and LONELY fractions.......No final entry box yet, but if looks good for that one before the pace analysis is overalid on all of them. · 373 days ago ·
Well, I think that they had Goldencents better prepared for this race.He rana good solid race and won. As far as Flashback is concerned I never really liked him much anyway. All he has going for him is excuses. This race was no exception. More of the same. All I hear is how he will be better next race because of whatever. Sorry, but excuses only go so far. Racing the way he is currently, he will get beat up badly the first sat. in may!
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  • cocoa2 · Yes, but the jock must've known he didn't have the winning horse, at least after 6f... Not hard to look under your arm and stop waving that whip. Horse now has no gas · 374 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · His team thought they had this in the bag, so yah, he was going to get spanked to the wire. It must have been like, oh hell no; this was ours--not Goldencents'. · 374 days ago ·
Santa Anita lived up to its nickname Saturday: Great Race, Great Crowd, Great Story Lines at The Great Race Place. Read More
Like Tiz a Minister, Flashback, and Goldencents (in any order). Also liked Power Broker, just not sure how he will do after a long layoff.
Do you remember the last time a horse won the Santa Anita Derby in his seasonal debut? No? I didn’t either. It just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing many horsemen would try to do. Then again, Bob Baffert is not your average, run of the mill thoroughbred horse trainer, and this rather unlikely fea...Read More
  • LaurieRoss · Great article as always Brian! Thanks for the Kudos! · 376 days ago ·
  • Trackside · I have nothing agaisnt Power Broker, but I think the Wood memorial would have been the better spot to run than the S.A. Derby. Sure, he would have to go up againnst Verrazano, but P.B. wouldn't have to deal with nearly the amount of other speed horses that he will in santa Aniat. Going 9 furlongs off a substantial layoff isnt easy for any horse, but doing it against what appears to be an unfavorable race setup is even harder. Nice colt, but this is really a tough spot for him to return. · 376 days ago ·
In terms of Santa Anita Derby wins, Bruce Headley is a rookie, despite his 78 years. Gary Stevens, on the other hand, has won the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby a record nine times. Read More
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 5 Edge to tactical types on the fast main track. Stalkers and patient types best on the firm turf course (rail at 30 feet). Four-bagger for jockey Kevin Krigger. Two more wins for recently hot rider Edwin Maldonado. Trainer Doug O’Neill saddled four winners an...Read More
Flashback, second as the even money favorite in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes March 9, heads a field of nine sophomores lined up to contest the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.Read More
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  • travel_vic · one of the CONSTANTS as regards the big race that first Saturday in May is LUCK......Hoist the Flag did not have it, Unbridled Song didn't either, even Lookin at Lucky who even had the word in his name........Ability, peaking at the right time, and LUCK squared.....then there is the most unlucky of them all Native Dancer. · 376 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Colts exiting faster paces of race, tend to do better than those leaving so so paces of race......We got a glimpse of that one's UPPER end limit · 376 days ago ·
If he looks good in the paddock, I'd say Tiz a Minister
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  • bigbill859 · race 4 at keeneland first time starers a city zip the 2 sweet emma rose the 2 will win for fun ward will have this horse right at first asking just bet me on friday · 377 days ago ·
  • bigbill859 · i will give 1 moor for righr now ill be back soon in race 5 at keeneland sorry abvout my play of the day noght party is not my horse i messed up the 6 is my play of the day upgrade has 1 start this year much needed and will take to keeneland would of liked to see a synthetic drill but dont worry about it the class alone can win this race bet the horse that ran with the big horses will win for fun the 6 not the 5 my play of the day is not right sorry ill try to fix be back with the laszt 5 ok · 377 days ago ·
1st - Hear The Ghost, 2nd - Power Broker, 3rd - Flashback, 4th - Super Ninety Nine.
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  • jmac500 · he coould win if all heck breaks lose. · 377 days ago ·
  • jay s. · I was wrong in the Rebel, but shant be wrong again. SUPER NINETY NINE...In Fruuunt. · 377 days ago ·
Dennis O'Neill had time Thursday morning to communicate via social media with Rick Pitino, whose Louisville Cardinals are favored to win their Final Four game against Wichita State in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, with tip-off prior to Goldencents’ start in the Santa Anita Derby. Read More
Garrett Gomez is sitting pretty Saturday. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey could ride three favorites, ranging from short, shorter to shortest, in three graded stakes at Santa Anita: Flashback in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Beholder in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, and Jimmy Creed in the...Read More
On Saturday the two (2) Derby preps feature M/L favorites from the barn of two high profile trainers. Todd Pletcher sends out prohibitive Verrazano in the Wood Memorial while Bob Baftert saddles Flashback (9-5), as well as Power Broker and Super Ninety Nine. But will someone else steal the show? Read More
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  • marylandgq · Oooops, good catch Michael! My proof reader was in a hurry to get to Pimlico and skipped out on me. ;) · 377 days ago ·
  • cardsbymarcy · I have to rethink the SA Derby, have to go to Power Broker, he has had time to grow and he'll be fresh!! · 377 days ago ·

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