Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Let's Go To The Races - May 7, 2016
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TIME ORDERED RACES May 5-8 - Printable file

KY Derby Post Race
Post Race Conference - Video
Post Kentucky Derby News
For race replays of KY Derby, Oaks and undercards, click on CARD below for each race

Kentucky Derby TV Schedule
May 4       5:30-6 pm ET    Post Position Draw       NBC Sports
May 6       12:30-6 pm ET  Kentucky Oaks 142      NBC Sports
May 7       12-4 pm ET       Derby Undercard          NBC Sports
                  4-7:30 pm ET   Kentucky Derby            NBC
                  6:34 pm ET      Kentucky Derby 142 Post Time

NBC Sports group sets Derby week coverage
Where to Watch, Stream online


TIME ORDERED RACES May 5-8 - Printable file

Note: After the race has been run, Click on Card for replay.

5:45 ET Kentucky Juvenile S, CD, $100,000, 2yo, 5f R10  CARD
8:30 ET  ROYAL HEROINE S G2, SA, $200,000, 4+, f&m, 1mT R8  CARD

1:26 ET  LA TROIENNE S G1, CD, $300,000, 4+, f&m, 1 1/16m R6  CARD
2:08 ET  EIGHT BELLES S G2, CD, $200,000, 3yo, f, 7f R7  CARD
3:02 ET  TWIN SPIRES TURF SPRINT G3, CD, $150,000, 3+, 5fT R8  CARD
4:02 ET  ALYSHEBA S G2, CD, $400,000, 4+, 1 1/16m R9  CARD
4:30 ET  AMERICAN S G3, SA, $100,000, 3+, 1mT R6  CARD
4:52 ET  EDGEWOOD S G3, CD, $150,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT R10  CARD
5:49 ET  KENTUCKY OAKS G1, CD, $1,000,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m R11  CARD
9:57 ET  TEXAS MILE G3, LS, $200,000, 3+, 1m R5  CARD

1:55 ET  CHURCHILL DOWNS S G2, CD, $500,000, 4+, 7f R7  CARD
2:20 ET  WESTCHESTER S G3, Bel, $150,000, 4+, 1m R4  CARD
2:45 ET  HUMANA DISTAFF G1, CD, $300,000, 4+, f&m, 7f R8  CARD
3:35 ET  AMERICAN TURF G2, CD, $300,000, 3yo, 1 1/16mT R9  CARD
4:25 ET  PAT DAY MILE G3, CD, $250,000, 3yo, 1m R10  CARD
5:25 ET  WOODFORD RES. TURF CL G1, CD, $500,000, 4+, 1 1/8mT R11  CARD
5:44 ET  FORT MARCY S G3, Bel, $150,000, 4+, 1 1/8mT R10  CARD
6:34 ET  KENTUCKY DERBY G1, CD, $2,000,000, 3yo, 1 1/4m R12  CARD
7:00 ET  SHEEPSHEAD BAY S G2, Bel, $200,000, 4+, f&m, 1 3/8mT R11  CARD
7:30 ET  SENORITA S G3, SA, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT R9  CARD


Even Before He Hit the Track, American Pharoah Offered a Glimpse of Magic

Excerpted from “American Pharoah,” to be released by Hachette Books on April 26.

The Thoroughbred Daily News featured a review by T.D. Thornton. Book Review: American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise

I have to admit, I am looking forward to buying and reading this book, even though I think, like many of us, I could probably write it myself having lived through every thrill-packed moment. My only regret is not having been able to see him race in person, especially the Belmont, which quite literally took my breath away. I had no idea that Drape was such a wordsmith, given to phrases that conjure up music rather than mere words. Examples:

"It can be difficult to capture the poetic motion of a horse in full flight with written words, but Drape does so admirably. As a young foal, Pharoah is described as 'exuding joy,' with his 'head high, folding and unfolding himself with exquisite balance.' His first open gallop is recounted by his rider as 'at once breathtaking and terrifying.'

"Of his pre-Derby workout, a clocker says, 'he stays in the air longer than any horse, and you get the feeling that there’s not one gear left, but he may have two, three or four gears.' "
"In the Preakness he 'rolled down the lane with the force of a waterfall.'

"The Belmont? Pharoah 'glided into the first turn like a marble circling a roulette wheel' and hit the finish wire 'as if he were walking on clouds.' "

Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse - Part 1
Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse - Part 2
Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse - Part 3
Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse - Part 4
American Pharoah Documentary
Post Triple Crown/Belmont Stakes Press Conference - extended
(This press conference was held on June 10, 2015)
Triple Crown Training - American Cleopatra
Baffert reminisces about American Pharoah
SI Tim Layden: What did American Pharoah's Triple Crown win mean for racing?


Note: For Oaks information, horses, post positions, scroll down past the Horses section

Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

DRF Road to Kentucky Derby
Charts and analysis for each of the qualifying preps
DRF Derby Resources - some are restricted to "members only"
DRF RANK AND ANALYSIS FOR EACH HORSE - Place to look to see Watchmaker's early odds and comments from Jay Privman and Watchmaker on each horse.  Frequently updated.
Brisnet and Twin Spires handicap the Derby Field
Brisnet/Twin Spires writers weigh in on who's hot
Kentucky Derby Home | 2016 | Betting | Odds | Handicapping | History | Prep Races | Contenders | Winners | Future Wager Pool | Results | Tickets
Plenty of rich information available at the TwinSpires blog
James Scully's Kentucky Derby Report - Brisnet/Twin Spires
Twin Spires YouTube channel

Equibase - Searchable database for horse, jockey, trainer, owner info

NY Times: Kentucky Derby Dartboard

List of all 3 yr old races involving Classic contenders: 
Classic Prep video replays - Chef de Race

Haskin Derby Dozen - April 19, 2016 - The record for each of the horses and most of their races are listed below. You can follow along in Steve Haskin's blog on his comments and rationale for how he ranks each horse.  Haskin Derby Dozen - April 27, 2016  This week he only ranked the Top 12.  Haskin Derby Dozen - May 3

YouTube TVG 30 Prep Races of 2016 Derby

Horse Racing Nation - Great source for racing information

NBC Sports - Horse Racing coverage
XBTV  Check it out!

UNDERCARDS - What, When, Where, Who
If you plan to watch all of the racing action on Friday and Saturday, the link below will provide you with a link to the entries for each race. NBC Sports and NBC will cover 90% of the races that take place over the two days, so you can gain some knowledge about these undercard races and hopefully enjoy the TV coverage even more.  NBC Sports group sets Derby week TV coverage

Racing schedule - BloodHorse Race Index
This index has a link for entries for each race (Derby Day at Churchill Downs will be posted tonight after draw) over the next several days.

TwinSpires: Doug Salvatore Derby profiles - Part 1 of 3
TwinSpires: Doug Salvatore Derby profiles - Part 2
Forbes Magazine handicaps the Derby
Bill Finley's ranks the field for the Derby and analyzes each horse
Pace in the Derby - Byron King talks about where the horses will run
Early Morning Line Odds - HRN
Bleacher Report - Horse pedigree and jockey info
Ameica's Best Racing: Playing the Odds: Handicapping the Derby
Keeneland Select presents Derby Capsule: Cracking the Case
Five storylines - Baltimore Sun
HRN - Handicapping the Derby A to Z
Bleacher Report: KY Derby odds - Latest betting lines and predictions
BloodHorse: 3 Derby longshots to consider
How fast will the Derby pace be?
Always wager on experience when handicapping the Derby

All workouts posted with day, time, and type of work
Kentucky Derby workouts - YouTube Channel
TwinSpires post workout info and videos
Nyquist jogs 'sound' first full day at Churchill Downs
Derby week activity - Works & Gallops by contenders
Clocker Gary Young weighs in - May 1
Clocker Gary Young on Turf Talk - April 30
Exaggerator works 4-30  Exaggerator, Brody's Cause work 4-30 - video
Clocker Report 4-29 Mike Welsch reports from CD & Keeneland - video
Outwork, Destin turn in final Derby breezes
Nyquist wraps up serious Derby preparations - video
Clocker Report 4-27 Mike Welsh reports from Churchill Downs
KY Contender works and Clocker comments
Destin Gallops 4-27   Majesto Gallops 4-27   Outwork Gallops 4-27   My Man Sam Gallops 4-27
Mohaymen Gallops 4-27   Tom's Ready Gallops 4-27   Shagaf Gallops 4-27  
Whitmore Gallops 4-27   Destin Gallops 4-26
4-27: Lani not a willing runner in today's workout
4-20: Lani puts in unconventional work
Video - Lani breezes 4/27
Tapits can be hard to handle, and with the addition of Sunday Silence as the Broodmare Sire, Lani has brought drama to CD. He pulled a similar unconventional workout last week. His jockey this week was quoted as saying he never knows what to expect until the gates open! I have to say, I would be secretly tickled pink if he should upset in the Derby. Can never resist the opportunity for Sunday Silence to show US breeders what they missed by snubbing him. (Note: For any newbies out there, Sunday Silence progeny are close to $1 Billion in earnings! The most successful sire in history.)
Mor Spirit breezes at Churchill
DRF - Mike Welsh covers the workouts at Churchill Downs daily - videos
Mor Spirit sharp in Churchill breeze
Majesto turns in final workout before Derby
Shagaf turns in best work ever, per Trainer Brown - Video
Shagaf, My Man Sam breeze at Churchill
At Santa Anita, Exagerator, Destin, Danzing Candy drill for KY Derby
Brody's Cause leads trio of Derby hopefuls working at Churchill (Tom's Ready & Fellowship)
Nyquist breezes 101 4/5 - O'Neill couldn't be happier
Nyquist smooth in Keeneland breeze - 4-23-16 - Workout video - Nyquist 4-23-16
Outwork breezes at Belmont 4/22/16
Brisnet's Workout Videos for Derby Field
Check back often, as new workouts are added each day
Mohaymen wows in first Churchill work
Nyquist straightforward in morning gallop - 4-20
Gun Runner's 5f breeze pleases Asmussen - 4-18

Kentucky Derby news update May 4 - Video
Owner Bryan shares credit for Exaggerator
James Scully: Derby horses holding course; Oaks posts set
Nyquist gets first look at Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby week is here and so are Kentucky Derby nerves
Team Pharoah to receive Preakness Merit award
Brisnet Speed Rating report
Vance Hanson: Five Kentucky Derbies where talent ran deep
Pletcher fillies breeze for Oaks
Maiden Trojan Nation seeks Derby upset
Many workouts scheduled for Friday for Derby contenders
'Candy' brings Friends on a Memorable Ride
Trainers confident as Derby approaches
Espinoza back for more in Kentucky Derby
Watchmaker: KY Derby may not set up for closers
7 Reasons why Brody's Cause will win the KY Derby
Kentucky Derby remains crown jewel in expanding empire
Countdown to the Derby: A closer look at Nyquist (Video)
Derbyology: 4/20/16 - TVG Network
Whitmore could give Espinoza historic hat trick
Brian Zipse Early Odds Kentucky Derby
Baffert removes Cupid from Derby Trail
Las Vegas Derby Odds
USA Today - Countdown to Kentucky Derby - 4-17-16

KY Derby Pedigrees, TwinSpires' Kellie Reilly
The amazing broodmare band bidding for a Derby weekend treble!!
Sires of the 2016 Kentucky Derby: Pleasantly Perfect

Videos and More
TVG Network YouTube site - lots of Derby horse videos
TwinSpires YouTube channel
A series of videos about America's most famous race
Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5
Episode 6   Episode 7  

The Kentucky Oaks
The ladies deserve a separate post, but barring that, here are a few links to get up to speed. The star attraction, Songbird, was withdrawn for a minor setback, so the Oaks is considered to be "wide open".  NOTE: Scroll down past the Horses section for Fillies running in the Oaks and past performances

Three of Ward's fillies look to take on the boys in the Kentucky Juvenile
Fillies expected to run
Oaks prep races - replays
Prep race replays
Land Over Sea and 5 others post works Friday
Weep No More, Cathryn Sophia post 4f works Saturday

Elsewhere and the Lighter Side
(Nothing to do with the Triple Crown, well, almost!)
Dark Horse: Incredible true story of Dream Alliance
Sprinter Sacre: the Miracle Horse - A "Can You Believe This" story
Abigail Anderson tells the story of one of the greatest steeplechasers in history, who rode the top of the sport, only to be felled by a heart murmur, then incredibly, a comeback that could only be called nothing short of a miracle. The above story was written in March this year, with The Sprinter making a comeback of legendary proportions, and then, topping it off in April with one more race to end the season undefeated: Celebration Chase at Sandown - April 24, 2016  No plans to retire comeback king, Sprinter Sacre
Derby stirs memories of Tiz and the Iron Horse
The Phippses: Last of the private stables
BloodHorse: Taylor Made home for California Chrome - video
Updates on California Chrome, America's $12 Million Dollar horse
           California Chrome Arrives at Los Alamitos - Bloodhorse
           A Taylor Made Home for California Chrome - Video
           Chrome Returning to training; still #1 Horse - USA Today
           California Chrome Back Home from Kentucky - Daily Racing Form

Across the Pond and Overseas Classic season
Vance Hanson handicaps the 2000 Guineas, first leg in English Triple Crown Saturday
Destination Europe Racing - Web site with listing for 2016 racing festivals
Fighting on the front lines, Air Force Blue, Guineas favorite
How Miss Temple City will train up to Royal Ascot

Industry News
DeFrancis emerges as powerful voice for reform
“Barbaro’s injury was not the result of medication use,” he said. “It was just tragic bad luck. But had it been traceable to some form of medication abuse, you can forget about it. Millennials and people of all generations will abandon horse racing so fast it will make everyone’s head spin. That’s why this is so critical and so critical it be done right now. We are in a state of crisis. We are one catastrophic accident away from what would be irreparable damage to sport.”

DeFrancis added that the reputation of American racing elsewhere in the world could not be worse.
“Internationally, we are literally a joke,” he said.

He recounted a conversation he had recently with foreign horsemen.

“Someone said, ‘Don’t you have bleeders in Australia?’ and they all laughed and said, ‘Yeah, we just send them all to the United States,” DeFrancis said. “We’ve become a dumping ground for horses with infirmities. We are fiddling while Rome is burning when we talk about the ability to do this by states all coming together. We’re talking about the states doing something they haven’t been able to do for 50 years.”

Note: It should be pointed out that the only involvement by the Federal government is the establishment or authorization of the Agency, to be an "arm" of the US Anti-Doping Agency (which cleaned up Olympic and Cycling sports) for the Thoroughbred industry. It will be funded by the industry itself, and will not be funded by taxpayer dollars.



Saturday, Churchill Downs, post time: 6:34 p.m. EDT
KENTUCKY DERBY-GI, $2,000,000, 3yo, 1 1/4m
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
 Trojan Nation Aaron Gryder Patrick Gallagher 50-1
2  Suddenbreakingnews Luis Quinonez Donnie Von Hemel 20-1
3  Creator Ricardo Santana Jr.       Steven Asmussen 10-1
4  Mo Tom Corey Lanerie Tom Amoss 20-1
5  Gun Runner Florent Geroux Steven Asmussen 10-1
6  My Man Sam Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad Brown 20-1
7  Oscar Nominated Julien Leparoux Michael Maker 50-1
8  Lani Yutaka Take Mikio Matsunaga 30-1
9  Destin Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 15-1
10  Whitmore Victor Espinoza Ron Moquett 20-1
11  Exaggerator Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 8-1
12  Tom's Ready Brian Hernandez Jr. Dallas Stewart 30-1
13  Nyquist Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill 3-1
14  Mohaymen Junior Alvarado Kiaran McLaughlin 10-1
15  Outwork Johnny Velazquez Todd Pletcher 15-1
16  Shagaf Joel Rosario Chad Brown 20-1
17  Mor Spirit Gary Stevens Bob Baffert 12-1
18  Majesto Emisael Jaramillo Gustavo Delgado 30-1
19  Brody's Cause Luis Saez Dale Romans 12-1
20  Danzing Candy Mike Smith Clifford Sise, Jr. 15-1
AE Laoban Cornelio Velasquez Eric Guillot
AE Cherry Wine Robby Albarado Dale Romans

Following are listed in the order ranked by Steve Haskin's 4-19-16 Derby Dozen blog post. Other prominent sports writers have also weighed in, and links for some of these are posted above. Steve updated his "Dozen", and changes this week to the top Twelve are noted in parentheses in the list below. 

To see the post positions and race information, click here: 
TIME ORDERED RACES May 5-8 - Printable file

For Mike Watchmaker, DRF, early odds: Watchmaker early odds 

Note: For fillies and the Kentucky Oaks, scroll past this section.

TwinSpres' Doug Salvatore profiles the Derby field - Part 1

     Trainer: Doug O'Neill       Jockey: Mario Gutierrez

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/2/16GPFlorida Derby1st1 1/8 mile1:49.1194Video
2/15/16SASan Vicente1st7 furlongs1:20.71100Video
10/31/15KEEBC Juvenile1st1 1/16 mile1:43.7989Video
9/26/15SAFrontRunner1st1 1/16 mile1:44.8979Video
9/7/15DMRDel Mar Futurity1st7 furlongs1:23.2882Video

      Trainer: Kent Desormeaux      Jockey: Keith Desormeaux

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16SASanta Anita Derby1st1 1/8 mile1:49.66103
3/12/16SASan Felipe3rd1 1/16 mile1:43.0496Video
2/15/16SASan Vicente2nd7 furlongs1:20.7197Video
11/21/15DEDDelta Jackpot1st1 1/16 mile1:46.4892Video
10/31/15KEEBC Juvenile4th1 1/16 mile1:43.7984Video
10/3/15KEEBreeders' Futurity2nd1 1/16 mile1:43.2786Video

Note: Watch the race replay for the Santa Anita Derby and then watch the analysis below.

Visually, Exaggerator looks awesome, and he was, however, in truth the other runners were backing up, making Exaggerator's finish more impressive than it was. The above video analysis demonstrates how your eyes can deceive you in to thinking a horse is better than he actually may be. Also important to remember, he finished behind Nyquist 3 times.


      Trainer: Bob Baffert           Jockey: Gary Stevens
List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16SASanta Anita Derby2nd1 1/8 mile1:49.6694
3/12/16SASan Felipe2nd1 1/16 mile1:43.0497Video
2/6/16SARobert B.  Lewis1st1 1/16 mile1:43.2192Video
12/19/15LRCLos Alamitos Futurity1st1 1/16 mile1:43.5488Video
11/28/15CDKentucky Jockey Club2nd1 1/16 mile1:45.4885Video
10/23/15SAMaiden Special Weight1st1 mile1:37.4892 

      Trainer: Dale Romans    Jockey: Luis Saez

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16KEEBlue Grass1st1 1/8 mile1:50.2091Video
3/12/16TAMTampa Bay Derby7th1 1/16 mile1:42.8280Video
10/31/15KEEBC Juvenile3rd1 1/16 mile1:43.7984Video
10/3/15KEEBreeders' Futurity1st1 1/16 mile1:43.2788Video
9/11/15CDMaiden Special Weight1st1 mile1:37.6474 

      Trainer: Ron Moquett         Jockey: Victor Espinoza

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/16/16OPArkansas Derby3rd1 1/8 mile1:50.1492Video
3/19/16OPRebel2nd1 1/16 mile1:43.8492Video
2/15/16OPSouthwest2nd1 1/16 mile1:45.1489Video
1/16/16OPOC 62k/N2L1st6 furlongs1:10.5786 
11/21/15DEDDelta Jackpot5th1 1/16 mile1:46.4869Video

      Trainer: Donnie Von Hemel    Jockey: Luis Quinonez
List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/16/16OPArkansas Derby2nd1 1/8 mile1:50.1494Video
3/19/16OPRebel5th1 1/16 mile1:43.8486Video
2/15/16OPSouthwest1st1 1/16 mile1:45.1493Video
12/13/15RPSpringboard Mile2nd1 mile1:39.1577Video
11/6/15RPClever Trevor1st7 furlongs1:24.0174Video

7.   MY MAN SAM   (8)
      Trainer: Chad Brown    Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16KEEBlue Grass2nd1 1/8 mile1:50.2088Video
3/6/16AQUOC 80k/N1X2nd1 1/16 mile1:44.9295 
1/31/16AQUMaiden Special Weight1st1 1/16 mile1:46.4391 

8.   CREATOR   (9)
      Trainer: Steve Asmussen    Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/16/16OPArkansas Derby1st1 1/8 mile1:50.1496Video
3/19/16OPRebel3rd1 1/16 mile1:43.8490Video
2/27/16OPMaiden Special Weight1st1 1/16 mile1:45.4280 

9.   GUN RUNNER   (10)
      Trainer: Steve Asmussen     Jockey: Florent Geroux

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/26/16FGLouisiana Derby1st1 1/8 mile1:51.0691Video
2/20/16FGRisen Star1st1 1/16 mile1:43.9490Video
11/28/15CDKentucky Jockey Club4th1 1/16 mile1:46.4882Video
10/17/15KEEAllowance1st1 1/16 mile1:43.7984 
9/11/15CDMaiden Special Weight1st1 mile1:43.2772 

Tales from the Crib: Gun Runner - 4-23-16

10.  OUTWORK   (11)
       Trainer: Todd Pletcher      Jockey: John Velazquez

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16AQUWood Memorial1st1 1/8 mile1:51.0693Video
3/12/16TAMTampa Bay Derby2nd1 1/16 mile1:42.8298Video
2/13/16TAMOC 75k/N1X1st6 furlongs1:11.0877 
4/23/15KEEMaiden Special Weight1st4 1/2 furlongs52.79  

11.  DESTIN   (12)

      Trainer: Todd Pletcher    Jockey: Javier Castellano

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/12/16TAMTampa Bay Derby1st1 1/16 mile1:42.82100Video
2/13/16TBSam F. Davis1st1 1/16 mile1:43.6791Video
1/16/16FGLeComte4th1 mile 70 yds1:43.1880 
12/18/15GPOC/N1X2nd1 mile1:38.5366 

12.  MAJESTO  (Moved out of top 12 and is "Knocking on the Door"
       Trainer: Gustavo Delgado    Jockey: Emisael Jaramillo

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/2/16GPFlorida Derby2nd1 1/8 mile1:49.1189Video
2/27/16GPMaiden Special Weight1st1 1/16 mile1:44.0084 
2/6/16GPMaiden Special Weight3rd1 1/8 mile1:51.1073 

13.  MOHAYMEN  (7)
      Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin     Jockey: Junior Alvarado

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/2/16GPFlorida Derby4th1 1/8 mile1:49.1180Video
2/27/16GPFountain of Youth1st1 1/16 mile1:42.8495Video
1/30/16GPHoly Bull1st1 1/16 mile1:42.0795Video
11/28/15AQURemsen1st1 1/8 mile1:50.6995Video
11/4/15AQUNashua1st1 mile1:36.0189Video

14.  MO TOM
       Trainer: Tom Amoss    Jockey Corey Lanerie

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/26/16FGLouisiana Derby4th1 1/8 mile1:51.0682Video
2/20/16FGRisen Star3rd1 1/16 mile1:43.9487Video
1/16/16FGLeComte1st1 mile 70 yards1:43.1888Video
11/28/15CDKentucky Jockey Club3rd1 1/16 mile1:45.4885Video
11/1/15CDStreet Sense1st1 mile1:36.7880Video

       Trainer: Chad Brown     Jockey: Joel Rosario

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16AQUWood Memorial5th1 1/8 mile1:51.0687Video
3/5/16AQUGotham1st1 1/16 mile1:45.9087Video
1/29/16GPAllowance1st1 mile1:37.2178 
11/22/15AQUMaiden Special Weight1st1 mile1:37.6188 

16.  LANI
       Trainer: Mikio Matsunaga      Jockey: Yutaka Take

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/26/16MEY (UAE)UAE Derby1stN/A1 3/16 mile1:58.41N/AVideo
2/21/16TOK (JPN)Hyacinth5thN/A1 mile1:35.40N/A 
11/28/15TOK (JPN)Allowance1stN/A1 miles1:37.40N/A 

       Trainer: Dallas Stewart    Jockey: Brian Hernandez

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/26/16FGLouisiana Derby2nd1 1/8 mile1:51.0685Video
2/20/16FGRisen Star7th1 1/16 mile1:43.9469Video
1/16/15FGLeComte2nd1 mile 70 yds1:46.4884Video

       Trainer: Mike Maker      Julien Leparoux

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/2/16TPSpiral1st1 1/8 mile1:51.1282Video
2/27/16FGBlack Gold1stAbout 7 1/2 furlongs (T)1:29.6379Video
1/31/16FGKeith Gee2ndAbout 7 1/2 furlongs (T)1:34.6676

       Trainer: Patrick Gallagher      Jockey: Aaron Gryder

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
4/9/16AQUWood Memorial2nd1 1/8 mile1:51.0693Video
3/6/16SAMaiden Special Weight3rd1 mile1:43.9474 
2/7/16SAMaiden Special Weight3rd1 1/16 mile1:46.4873 
Still a maiden, Trojan Nation earned his place in the starting gate by a very close second in the Wood Memorial.  Outwork outlasts longshot in Wood - Race replay embedded in article

         Trainer: Clifford Sise, Jr.      Jockey: Mike Smith

List of all races, some replays

Race replays, abbreviated pedigree, connections

Date Track Race Finish Chart Distance Time BSF Video
3/12/16SASan Felipe1st1 1/16 mile1:43.04100Video
2/4/16SAOC/N1X1st1 mile1:36.7393 
12/26/15SAMaiden Special Weight1st7 furlongs1:22.8489 
11/29/15DMRMaiden Special Weight8th6 1/2 furlongs1:16.2872 


Friday, May 6

POST POSITIONS were drawn today, Tuesday, May 3. Click on each filly for performances, pedigree, and connections

The Oaks, worth $1 million, will be run at 1 1/8 miles, and goes as race 11 on the program. The post time is 5:49 p.m. EDT, and the race will be televised on NBCSN.

Rachel's Valentina 7-2 Oaks favorite
DRF: Kentucky Oaks wide open race
5-2 Kentucky Oaks notes
Fields set for Kentucky Oaks Day - includes video

Click on link for past performances, connections, pedigree.

Link to review all of the Prep races for the Oaks, including replay videos.
Oaks Horses - Leaderboard

Post Position
1. Terra Promessa
2. Weep no more
3. Lewis Bay
4. Go Maggie Go
5. Dream Dance
6. Mokat
7. Mo d'Amour
8. Royal Obsession
9. Paola Queen
10. Venus Valentine
11. Rachel’s Valentina
12. Cathryn Sophia
13. Land Over Sea
14. Taxable


ThoroFan Handicapper's Corner said...

Wow, you've done a remarkable job putting this together! Thanks also for linking to my website (Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds). I'll be sure to reciprocate!

Horse Racing Nation has a great section for Derby contenders, news, pedigree profiles, etc. at the top of the page: http://www.horseracingnation.com/p/c/Kentucky_Derby_2016_Contenders

Thanks for putting together this handy list! I'll be sure to share!

Laurie Ross

Deltalady said...

An oversight not to include links to the Horse Racing Nation's tremendous resources, and I will correct that.