Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 Triple Crown


I put this post together to catalog my research about the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, and to make my review up to the big races easier.  It is divided basically by:

Runners - which focuses on each Derby Horse, his workouts, and replays of his races.
Workouts - Recorded workouts for each hose
Derby Preps - Replays
Handicapper Reports
Kentucky Oaks News (includes individual filly info)
Two Year Old Races (Juvenile history)

Kentucky Derby media schedule
Wall to wall racing coverage over two days -- first time in years!!  Thank you, NBC!

Here's Lenny and Steve giving their final wrap before the Derby, with a "live" audience!

Hope it will be helpful to you. It is a work in progress, and I will be making changes and adding info up to the big races on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. 

Information about each of the Derby contenders, including commentary video by Dan Illman and Mike Beer, all of the horse's workouts in 2012, past performance race videos, pedigree info. DRF: Individual Horse profiles, race replays, workouts
True Nicks takes a look at the pedigrees of the Derby contenders
Abigail Anderson is a great horse historian and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the sport and the breed.  She is particularly adept at putting the esoteric aspects of the sport into easy-to-understand language.  Abigail Anderson's The Vault looks at this year's Derby field

Mike Welsch covers all the workouts leading up to the Kentucky Derby
DRF: Clocker's Corner - Derby workouts + Mike Welsch report
At each horse's profile under the Runners heading above is a link to view each horse's workouts since January.  At the Clocker's Corner, when you click on a horse's name, it will take you to the individual horse profile page, also.

Official KY Derby site/Horse profiles, PPs/Workouts
Official Kentucky Derby website

Andrew Beyer picks the top 14 Kentucky Derby horses of all time

Each Derby prep from January through April - DRF: Road to the Kentucky Derby - Race replays, charts
Another Derby Prep replay wall is one of my favorite replay sites, which includes the race details and REPLAY VIDEO - BHorse: Triple Crown mania - Prep races VIDEOS

Beyer in Wash. Post: Derby preview - Gate draws
Beyer: Baffert's training could help Bodemeister buck history
Triple Crown Insider YouTube channel
DRF: 2012 Derby countdown
Check out:
Check out Jeremy Plonk's site - He will be giving his final Oaks/Derby report on Thursday, May 3.
Jeremy Plonk's Countdown Week 17 April 27
Watchmaker and Priven review Derby preps - VIDEOS
Making sense of this year's Derby Preps "Who beat whom" - Jay Hovdey

    NTRA Poll

ROAD TO THE CROWN:  DRF: Derby Prep races, Replay Wall
ROAD TO THE CROWN:  DRF: Derby contenders ranked by graded stakes earnings
Allhorseracing: Derby Prep Races - List
All Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby Odds


May 1: Gate draw for Kentucky Oaks
Kentucky Oaks web site / Horse Profiles, race replays, pedigree
Kentucky Oaks web site - individual links to horses
Kentuky Oaks commentary
Kentucky Oaks field taking shape
Reneesgotzip pointed to Acorn
Colonial Empress breezes half mile

KY Oaks Prep races
BHorse: KY Oaks horse profiles

Preliminary for Kentucky Oaks
Grace Hall
Eden's Moon
On Fire Baby
Summer Applause
Ami's Dini
In Lingerie
Mamma Kimbo
Colonial Empress
Believe You Can
Jemima's Pearl
Broadway's Alibi
Hard Not To Like

What this year's Derby contenders did as two year olds! DRF: BC Juvenile Race CHART

BC Juvenile - order of finish
Union Rags*
Creative Cause*
Take Charge Indy*
Fort Loudon
Daddy Long Legs*

*Nine in the BC Juvenile have gone on to win graded stakes in 2012 and are Derby contenders.

Below are the Juvenile races for this year's Derby contenders, listed in date order from July 17, 2011:

Hollywood Juvenile - 7-17-2011 - HOL
Majestic City, Brigand, Night Tide   Others: Pend Oreille, Super Candy, Rino S.    Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Best Pal Stakes- 8-7-2011 - Del Mar
Creative Cause, I'll Have Another   Others:  Brigand, Night Tide, Galex    Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Saratoga Special - 8-15-2011 - SAR
Union Rags, Stat, Indian Evening   Others: Banner Bill, Trinniberg, Italo    Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

With Anticipation S - 9-1-2011 - SAR
State of Play, Optimizer, Dullahan   Others: Knock Rock, Splendiferous, Captain Webb, Fox Rules, Sportswriter, Two Months Rent   Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Breeders Futurity - 10-8-2011 - Keeneland
Dullahan, Majestic City, Optimizer   Others: Take Charge Indy, Our Entourage, Shared Property, Gung Ho, Motor City, Personal Interest, Space Race, Musical Flair, Ancil, E Valentino    Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

California Cup Juvenile - 10-29-2012 - Santa Anita
Rousing Sermon, Motown Men, Stoney Fleece   Others: Broadway Nika, Champions Gate, Unveiled Heat, Inquisitive Son, Far to Reach, Our Boy Benjamin     Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Breeders Cup Juvenile - 11-5-11 - CD - Produced 9 who went on to win graded stakes in 2012
Hansen, Union Rags, Creative Cause   Others: Dullahan, Take Charge Indy, Crusade, Fort Loudon, Optimizer, Speightscity, Drill, Alpha, Daddy Long Legs, Prospective   Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Delta Downs Jackpot - DED - 11-19-2011
Sabercat, Basmati, Longview Drive   Others: Seven Lively Sins, Laurie’s Rocket, Jake Mo, Drill, Tiz Moe, My Adonis, Dougs Buddy    Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Remsen:  Aqueduct, Nov. 26, 2011
O’Prado Again, Souper Speedy, El Padrino   Others: Done Talking, Our Entourage, Managed Account, Stephanoatsee, Speightscity, Mucho Mas Macho, Scatter a Star   Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY   Race Chart

Kentucky Jockey Club:  Gemologist, Ever So Lucky, Timely Tally   Others: Optimizer, Atigun, Africanist, Cyber Secret, Saint Honore, Seve, Fine, Mr. Prankster  Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Generous Stakes - 11-27-011 - HOL
Stoney Fleece, Handsome Mike, Battle Force   Others: Motown Men, Devil in Disguise, Blue White Fire, Major Magic, Got Even, Senor Rain  Race detail and VIDEO REPLAY

Cash Call:  12-17-2011 - HOL
Liaison, Rousing Sermon, Brother Francis   Others: Sky Kingdom, Empire Way, Blingo, Handsome Mike; Cozzetti; Drill; Majestic City; Basmati; Desormais; Groovin' Solo.   VIDEO REPLAY and race detail


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