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?
ROAD TO THE CROWN!
STANDINGS, QUALIFYING RACES, RACE REPLAYS, ETC.
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.
TV SCHEDULE FOR PREPS - click here
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 Derby: Kentucky 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 Lodge||1M (T)||Newmarket||England||10||4||2||1|
|Norfolk||1 1/16M||Santa Anita||California||10||4||2||1|
|Breeders' Futurity||1 1/16M (S)||Keeneland||Kentucky||10||4||2||1|
|Grey||1 1/16M (S)||Woodbine||Ontario||10||4||2||1|
|BC Juvenile||1 1/16M||Santa Anita||California||10||4||2||1|
|Delta Downs Jackpot||1 1/16M||Delta Downs||Louisiana||10||4||2||1|
|Remsen||1 1/8M||Aqueduct||New York||10||4||2||1|
|Kentucky Jockey Club||1 1/16M||Churchill Downs||Kentucky||10||4||2||1|
|CashCall Futurity||1 1/16M (S)||Hollywood Park||California||10||4||2||1|
|Smarty Jones||1M||Oaklawn Park||Arkansas||10||4||2||1|
|Lecomte||1M 70 yds||Fair Grounds||Louisiana||10||4||2||1|
|Robert B. Lewis||1 1/16M||Santa Anita||California||10||4||2||1|
|Sam F. Davis||1 1/16M||Tampa Bay Downs||Florida||10||4||2||1|
|Withers||1 1/16M||Aqueduct||New York||10||4||2||1|
|El Camino Real Derby||1 1/8M (S)||Golden Gate||California||10||4||2||1|
|Kentucky Derby Championship Series|
|First Leg of Series|
|Risen Star||1 1/16M||Fair Grounds||Louisiana||50||20||10||5|
|Fountain of Youth||1 1/16M||Gulfstream||Florida||50||20||10||5|
|Gotham||1 1/16M||Aqueduct||New York||50||20||10||5|
|Tampa Bay Derby||1 1/16M||Tampa Bay Downs||Florida||50||20||10||5|
|San Felipe||1 1/16M||Santa Anita||California||50||20||10||5|
|Spiral||1 1/8M (S)||Turfway||Kentucky||50||20||10||5|
|Sunland Derby||1 1/8M||Sunland Park||New Mexico||50||20||10||5|
|Second Leg of Series|
|Florida Derby||1 1/8M||Gulfstream Park||Florida||100||40||20||10|
|UAE Derby||1 3/16M (S)||Meydan||UAE||100||40||20||10|
|Louisiana Derby||1 1/8M||Fair Grounds||Louisiana||100||40||20||10|
|Wood Memorial||1 1/8M||Aqueduct||New York||100||40||20||10|
|Santa Anita Derby||1 1/8M||Santa Anita||California||100||40||20||10|
|Arkansas Derby||1 1/8M||Oaklawn Park||Arkansas||100||40||20||10|
|Blue Grass||1 1/8M (S)||Keeneland||Kentucky||100||40||20||10|
|Lexington||1 1/16M (S)||Keeneland||Kentucky||20||8||4||2|
|The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial||1M||Churchill Downs||Kentucky||20||8||4||2 |