Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Road to the Crown 2013


Whether you are new to the sport, just a fan, or if you have been around a while, these links should provide resources to keep up with the derby preps, the horses, and the standings. Only 20 horses will go to the gate the first Saturay in May. Will your favorite be among the field?


Entries for the Kentucky Derby are chosen by a new qualifying system, with a similar system for the Kentucky Oaks.   Road to the Derby qualifying races

KENTUCKY DERBY:  The following is a grid at DRF with all of the races listed, dates, and winners to date for the KY Derby.  Click on the race-name of a race that is completed:  DRF Wall for Kentucky Derby - Videos, replays  See also at the bottom of this post a grid of the new prep season races.

Here is link at the Kentucky Derby site, races, horses, standings, etc.  Includes race replay links.  Kentucky Derby site with horses, list of races

KENTUCKY OAKS:  Follows a similar path, with specific races that award points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Kentucky Oaks site with preps, horses   KY Oaks - Baker's Dozen by Brian Zipse 1-28-13

Following is a grid showing all of the Derby qualifying races, race dates, etc.
Jeremy Plonk's grid of Derby preps

Each Friday, JEREMY PLONK publishes his handicapping guide for the Road to Crown, with his picks for the weekend's prep races. Each Friday, check in to see a rundown on the prep races, who the runners are and his picks:  Click here  In the Countdown to the Crown section, click on the most recent date.  Sometimes Jeremy's column isn't posted until later in the day on Fridays, so check back for the current week's action.

Steve Haskin has provided us with a very thorough rundown on the top contenders as they appear at this early date. He reviews each horse's juvenile history, his pedigree -- can the horse go the distance, etc. Steve Haskin's "Destination Louisville" with in-depth look at runners   Haskin's Derby Dozen - Feb. 5, 2013   Haskin's Derby Dozen February 12   Haskin's Derby Dozen Feb. 19, 2013
Haskins Derby Trail - Play the Palace

DRF's Watchmaker-Privman Derby Top 20
Brisnet's James Scully Derby report 2-14-13
Ed DeRosa's Commentary:  Derby futures - 2-12-13
BloodHorse "Triple Crown Mania"  A special section set aside by BloodHorse dedicated to all things Kentucky Derby, including articles, race replays, etc.


HELLO RACE FANS has a good site with a grid and charts for each race.  This one is for the Derby:  HRF's Derby prep schedule      HRF's Kentucky Oaks prep races

Leaderboard for KY DerbyKentucky Derby leaderboard
At DRF's Road to the Kentucky Derby section, it includes a list of the completed prep races and links to see replays:  DRF's Road to Kentucky Derby - Preps with Video Replays

Louisville Courier-Journal Special Derby section

Road To The KY Derby 2013

Royal Lodge1M (T) NewmarketEngland10421
Norfolk1 1/16M Santa AnitaCalifornia10421
Breeders' Futurity1 1/16M (S) KeenelandKentucky10421
Champagne1M BelmontNew York10421
Grey1 1/16M (S) WoodbineOntario10421
BC Juvenile1 1/16M Santa AnitaCalifornia10421
Delta Downs Jackpot1 1/16M Delta DownsLouisiana10421
Remsen1 1/8M AqueductNew York10421
Kentucky Jockey Club1 1/16M Churchill DownsKentucky10421
CashCall Futurity1 1/16M (S) Hollywood ParkCalifornia10421
Sham1M Santa AnitaCalifornia10421
Smarty Jones1M Oaklawn ParkArkansas10421
Lecomte1M 70 yds Fair GroundsLouisiana10421
Holy Bull1M GulfstreamFlorida10421
Robert B. Lewis1 1/16M Santa AnitaCalifornia10421
Sam F. Davis1 1/16M Tampa Bay DownsFlorida10421
Withers1 1/16M AqueductNew York10421
El Camino Real Derby1 1/8M (S) Golden GateCalifornia10421
Southwest1M Oaklawn ParkArkansas10421

Kentucky Derby Championship Series

First Leg of Series
Risen Star1 1/16M Fair GroundsLouisiana5020105
Fountain of Youth1 1/16M GulfstreamFlorida5020105
Gotham1 1/16M AqueductNew York5020105
Tampa Bay Derby1 1/16M Tampa Bay DownsFlorida5020105
San Felipe1 1/16M Santa AnitaCalifornia5020105
Rebel1 1/16M OaklawnArkansas5020105
Spiral1 1/8M (S) TurfwayKentucky5020105
Sunland Derby1 1/8M Sunland ParkNew Mexico5020105
Second Leg of Series
Florida Derby1 1/8M Gulfstream ParkFlorida100402010
UAE Derby1 3/16M (S) MeydanUAE100402010
Louisiana Derby1 1/8M Fair GroundsLouisiana100402010
Wood Memorial1 1/8M AqueductNew York100402010
Santa Anita Derby1 1/8M Santa AnitaCalifornia100402010
Arkansas Derby1 1/8M Oaklawn ParkArkansas100402010
Blue Grass1 1/8M (S) KeenelandKentucky100402010
"Wild Card"
Lexington1 1/16M (S) KeenelandKentucky20842
The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial1M Churchill DownsKentucky20842

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