Kentucky Derby Trail

2011 Kentucky Derby

What the Nation is saying about the Kentucky Derby Trail...

Will Danza be a one-hit wonder or a star of this year's Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • ChrisRueb · Summer Bird were runner-ups in both Derbies.??/ summer bird was 6th in the Ky Derby · 1 day ago ·
  • Roses4U · Horse of the year Curlin did not place he was beaten by Hard Spun. · 51 minutes ago ·
He's been beaten by Constitution and Cairo Prince. Does Wicked Strong have what it takes to turn the tables in the 2014 Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • johnsnare · wiked Strong has a lot of distance in his pedigree. Looks like the 2014 derby will have a lot of front end runners, and a few with distance porblems. a horse that is comfortable coming off the pace, should have a distinct advantage. laying off the pace should have · 11 days ago ·
  • thepuresilverband@yahoo.com · Wicked Strong with breed Chrismatic of trainer Wayne Lukas who had won the Derby and 2nd with Chrismatic's stable mate "cat Theif" How many trainers have won 1st & 2nd in the kentucky Derby. (Baffert must be in envy). Later on Breeders Cup 3 Mill Classic, I bet a $5 Bet on Cat Theif & BudRoyal which got me over $3,000! Just a $2 exacta was over $1,000!! I like the breeding and both Chrismatic & Cat Theif had the fastest both almost record speed Beyers! Dont Discount Wicked Strong! · 3 days ago ·
Can We Miss Artie follow Animal Kingdom's hoof prints to the Kentucky Derby?Read More
He’s the fastest colt in training in California right now, but how will California Chrome fare against the east coasters at 1 1/4 miles?Read More
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  • Dressage3295 · At just a glance at the pedigree, it seemed like he was lacking in stamina, but I dug deeper through the first 5 gen and discovered the female line in packed with stamina. Horses that are winners/placers at 9.5f and past: Not for Love, Dance Number, Northern Dancer x2, Numbered Account x2, Sir Ivor, Native Dancer, Nashua, Nearctic, Buckpasser, Sir Gaylord, and Vaguely Noble. I'd hardly say he is restricted by his pedigree as it gives every indication that California Chrome can make 10f. · 8 days ago ·
  • kay.robinett · Dressage, just following his tail female line alone, he goes back to Ribot daughter (Princess Ribot) who is out of a Princequillo mare~! This female line goes back to the great broodmare Countess Wanda, a female family which has produced three Kentucky Derby winners. California Chrome has some very good mares in his pedigree. Here is a discussion about them (look for the contributions of Bill from Washington, who has a lot of expertise on female influences in a pedigree): http://www.pedigreequery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=34751 Irregardless, when all is said and done, I have a feeling that this one will write his own pedigree, so to speak on the track. · 8 days ago ·
Once again, the “Apollo curse” comments are dragged out and dusted off. Someday, it will be put to rest. Will Constitution be the one to do it?Read More
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  • drayton.nay · If you think Constitution wasn't amazing running down the Hutcheson and FOY winner then maybe you need to watch his Maiden race. If that isn't talent I don't know what you are looking for.... · 10 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · funny EVER put so much effort in ANY OTHER RACE. It is just another wagering opportunity and undue evaluation will just creat the classic paralysis by analysis. · 10 days ago ·
Florida Filly Ashley Tamulonis and Pedigree Power Laurie Ross go head and head to 'cap the Florida Derby - much like Wildcat Red and General A Rod. Read More
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  • travel_vic · fairly significant setback for that colt · 19 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Pom i am far from being one of Cairos biggest supporters. But Nag is a bit much,this horse is not 100 %. I agree that he is far from at his best as the distances get longer. But this horse when right has incredible talent when right. He is fast,unlike many who are still deemed contenders and are simply plodders who get the job done. As i sai many times,except for a handful of these 3 yos',this might be one of the slowest 3yo classes in memory. · 19 days ago ·
Dismissed at 14-1 odds by bettors and evidently, his competition, Ring Weekend stole the Tampa Bay Derby. Should you keep him on your Kentucky Derby Watch list?Read More
An update on the 2014 Kentucky Derby contenders that are off of the trail, had setbacks, or have not worked out for a month or more. (As of March 14).Read More
Candy Boy moves to the head of the class, but plenty of other 3-year-olds could punch Kentucky Derby tickets with strong showings in upcoming prep races.Read More
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  • da best capper · Nice list. Ive bet every single one of these horses in every single one of their races... my list is 1) shared belief, lengths better if healthy, but JH is a snide bastard and not forthcoming. 2) candy boy 3) cali chrome 4) chitu 5) kobes back 6) tamarando 7) bayern ( i dont think he was tested ... ran a straight line and breezed 24 flat 1st call with other 2 speed getting terrible breaks),8) indy ( super potential, but dont like no routes as of 3/1). 9) MH (could bloom late- lot of baby fat) 10) bond holder- feels like a horse that never misses board but only beats much less... a competitor but not as classy as record would suggest. · 49 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · First of all Vegas,so called that my name is on the tip of your tongue.You credit the author for mentioning a history tidbit,that i care about as much as a rats rear. This is the author that i mentioned earlier has Chrome in 9th place and Tamarando in 3rd. The great thing is that we all have opinions. But excuse me if i find yours and his ,no where near mine.In regards to history,as important it is and we should always learn from it. When the smoke clears,all it really is , it is what occured yesterday and before.Last i looked,we can never change it. But we do control what i rather discuss,that is the FUTURE. You still have time to right your way of thinking. But if for any chance your opoinion spand thru and extensive network,please keep it under wraps til after the next prep. You see,i am loving it that The Chrome is flying under the radar ,especially with the 2nd stringers. Regardless what the History Quacks tell us. · 49 days ago ·
This Saturday at Gulfstream Park the Pick 5 is highlighted by the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes. The 2014 Kentucky Derby Trail will kick off with a bang down in Florida as this year’s edition is absolutely stacked. I am anticipating this should be an awesome rendition of one of my favorite stops on the D...Read More
  • AndyScoggin · Last weekend, Michael did exactly what he says, "turned me onto something i may not have thought of." In the Sunshine Millions Pick 5 I used one of Michael's picks in leg 2 and it won at 8-1. Otherwise I wouldn't have used the horse. · 85 days ago ·
  • AcrossTheBoard · Matt, you have no idea how happy that makes me. I am so glad I helped you get through that leg, an I am pumped you hit the Pick 5. Nice handicapping, brother!! Especially with the Nihei Forster in the night cap · 85 days ago ·
With prep races beginning Saturday at Santa Anita, how does the group of 3-year-olds on the West Coast look?Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Until Shared Belief translates his talents to the dirt,i will leave him as an Undesided. History is against him,but one never knows. An open mind is all i can say about him now. Personally,i think Baffert has the top 2 contenders in Tap it Rich and Indianapolis. Baffert is also loaded with many others. Probably the strongest hsnd that Baffert has had in recent history going into the Classic preps. · 98 days ago ·
  • GregRiessland · i dig shared belif and really like candy boy · 94 days ago ·
A look at the outcome of the HRN Road to the Kentucky Derby contest's first race, the G3 Sham, and how the points are being divvied up. Read More
Well-bred and heroic, Revolutionary lived up to his name in the Withers Stakes. Will his pedigree and dogged determination carry him to the winners' circle of the Kentucky Derby?Read More
Orb acceded into Kentucky Derby contention while circling the field in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Will this week's star be a leading light on Derby day?Read More
Many articles have been authored regarding the sires and sire lines of U.S. Classic winners. Like their sire counterparts, certain distaff lines produce more classic victors than others.Read More
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  • pedigree_power · Thanks for the compliments! Racefansan, sorry about the typos. Spellcheck didn't catch and I only have two eyes... · 350 days ago ·
  • amino998 · Families 8-c / 1 /1/1 superfecta >> It's VOODOO. · 349 days ago ·
Govenor Charlie set a new track record in the Sunland Derby. Does Baffert have another Indian Charlie, Bodemeister or Paynter on his hands?Read More
Java's War has won over turf and Polytrack, and run well on dirt, but does he have the pedigree and fortitude to win the Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • catherine.mclarty.1 · He might have a chance to hit the board(not win) if the track turns up sloppy. His brother Revolutionary has a much better shot and I will use him. · 366 days ago ·
  • billie.rensberger.108 · Churchill Downs' field is not keenland and vice versa. Loving the dirt for sure is what I look for and rue the day of the synthetic field for the bettor but know the horse benefits. It is not clear why to me. I'm looking for a "dirt baby." billie · 354 days ago ·
Many horsplayers insist that horses with turf or Polytrack form do well over the Churchill Downs dirt track. Is this fact or just popular opinion?Read More
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  • rafirox · That was a knee slapper, Jay. You've made funnier jokes before, though. Today you, Lisa, and SSilence made my ass laughed off.... Yep, hard core. @Dish. I apologize, but I'm not a fan. I have xfinity. I do like your posts though :). · 358 days ago ·
  • jay s. · ;O) · 358 days ago ·
Verrazano is jumping onto many Kentucky Derby lists like his half brother El Padrino did last year. Is he worth all of the hype?Read More
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  • Mary Z. · WTH? What/why is this comment to me? But, I agree, and some out of their mouths. Also agree about some having no clue (tongue sticking out emoticon). · 363 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · I'm no expert on energy distribution, but I wouldn't go switching Verrazano to grass just because he has Giant's Causeway in his pedigree. He's doing fine on dirt. · 363 days ago ·
Oxbow is a close relative of the courageous Paynter. Is this newcomer a legitimate threat on the Kentucky Derby trail?Read More
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  • toni.ariasvonhohenzollern · **best of the best... wayne tiene esperiencia... awesome es super fuerza potencia y rush.. unicamente debe salir alante.. la arena es horrorosa.... oxbow va a ganar..si sale alante... es una apisonadora.. un camion over drive..traere a europa algo de awesome · 366 days ago ·
  • toni.ariasvonhohenzollern · **best of the best..."awesome".. geneticamente si hanno fatto congenitti... wayne by sperience... awesome es super fuerza potencia y rush.. unicamente deve uscire avanti. l' arena es horrorosa.... oxbow va a ganar..uscire primo piú importante... no fanno il tapo... es una apisonadora.. un camion over drive..penso portare francia europa qualqun awesome... ok ? · 366 days ago ·

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details04/05/14SA81 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1California ChromeHoppertunityCandy Boy0:00.00
View DetailsView Video03/29/14FG111 1/8 mD03 MLouisiana Derby-G2Vicar's In TroubleIntense HolidayCommanding Curve1:50.77
View DetailsView Video03/29/14GP141 1/8 mD03 MFlorida Derby-G1ConstitutionWildcat RedGeneral A Rod1:49.16
View DetailsView Video03/23/14Sun111 1/8 mD03 MSunland Derby-G3ChituMidnight HawkCommissioner0:00.00
View Details03/22/14TP111 1/8 mS03 MSpiral-G3We Miss ArtieHarry's HolidayCoastline1:52.26
View DetailsView Video03/15/14OP101 1/16 mD03 MRebel Stakes-G2HoppertunityTapitureRide On Curlin1:43.90
View DetailsView Video03/08/14SA231 1/16 mD03 MSan Felipe-G2California ChromeMidnight HawkKristo1:40.59
View DetailsView Video03/08/14Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G2Ring WeekendVinceremosSurfing U S A1:43.71
View DetailsView Video03/01/14Aqu91 1/16 mD03 MGotham-G3SamraatUncle SighIn Trouble1:44.44
View DetailsView Video03/01/14GP97 fD03 MSwale-G3SpotNo Nay NeverBrothersofthetime1:22.44
View DetailsView Video02/22/14GP111 1/16 mD03 MFountain of Youth-G2Wildcat RedGeneral A RodTop Billing1:41.85
View DetailsView Video02/22/14FG111 1/16 mD03 MRisen Star-G2Intense HolidayAlbanoVicar's In Trouble1:43.86
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View Details02/16/14SA57 fD03 MSan Vicente-G2Kobe's BackCherubimRprettyboyfloyd1:21.84
View DetailsView Video02/15/14GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3TamarandoDance With FateEnterprising1:51.23
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