Sunday, April 29, 2012
2012 Triple Crown
138th RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY/OAKS
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
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.
DERBY PREP RACES - REPLAYS - RESULTS
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, chartsAnother 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 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