Let’s begin our road to next years Derby here in mid-September for 2021. This piee will be added to as things develop.
To get a grasp of the 2021 entries, be sure to follow the Friday races at the Breeders’ Cup in November. There i a good chance it will come from there.
The Road to the Triple Crown continues…..
The FIRST 2021 Kentucky Derby Odds:
Following are all the 2-year-olds that opened in the Derby futures:
33-1 – Jackie’s Warrior.
40-1 – Freedom Fighter.
50-1 – Dr. Schivel, Sitting On Go.
66-1 – Calibrate, Founder, Prisoner, Real Talk, Reinvestment Risk, Spielberg, Team Merchants, Whiskey Double.
100-1 – Game Day Play, Midnight Bourbon, Momos, Mutasaabeq, Sonic Brees, Super Stock, Vittorio, Weston.
ROAD to the KENTUCKY DERBY 2020
Kentucky Derby Preview and Predictions
The Derby field includes:
1. Finnick the Fierce, 50-1 This horse has finished second to Tiz the Law once but wasn’t very close. The one eyed colt also finished behind King Guillermo and Nadal in the Arkansas Derby.
2. Max Player, 30-1 This horse has finished third in the Travers and Belmont both times behind Tiz the Law. Also, now Steve Ausmussen has this horse which makes it an interesting entry.
3. Enforceable, 30-1 This is a lightly raced horse with only entry since March and finished fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes. as a colt of Tapit, he will out run tired horse and likely to be a good bet on the underneath.
4. Storm the Court, 50-1 Last November was the last time this horse won.
5. Major Fed, 50-1 In the Indiana Derby this horse was a second place finisher and fourth in the Louisiana Derby.
6. King Guillermo, 20-1 Owned by former major league catcher Victor Martinez, this horse is lightly raced on purpose. He won the Tampa Bay Derby and was second in the Arkansas Derby. Look for some money to be made on this horse.
7. Money Moves, 30-1 Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano are taking a chance on this lightly tested horse.
8. South Bend, 50-1 This was a late entry that finished fourth in the Travers.
9. Mr. Big News, 50-1 Another late entry with very little winning history.
10. Thousand Words, 15-1 Bob Baffert’s best chznce for another Derby win but an extremely poor fourth place in the San Felipe doesn’t bode well.
11. Necker Island, 50-1 This horse was claimed just two races back and has finished third in the Ellis Park Derby and the Indiana Derby.
12. Sole Volante, 30-1 This horse hasn’t raced since June 20th and has a poor dixth place in the Belmont Stakes.
13. Attachment Rate, 50-1 A second place finish in the Ellis Park Derby.
14. Winning Impression, 50-1 A seventh place finish in the Indiana Derby and Ellis Park Derby has us fading this horse.
15. Ny Traffic, 20-1 An up and comr has seen this horse on the verge of being a big winner. Second in the Louisiana Derby and Haskell Stakes keeps us interested.
16. Honor A.P., 5-1 Many slate the Mike Smith ridden horse as the second best in this after winning the Santa Anita Derby. $$$
17. Tiz the Law, 3-5 By far the favorite with dominating wins at the Belmont Stakes and the Travers. A winner of six of seven races. The loss was at a sloppy track.
18. Authentic, 8-1 Winner of the Haskell Stakes by a nose over NY Traffic, this Baffert horse is winner of four of its last five tries.
NOTE: King Guillermo withdrew on Thursday due to a fever.
Kentucky Derby Race Standings
Tiz the Law
Constitution—Tizfiz 372 $1,972,400 $2,015,300 Barclay Tagg
Twin Creeks Farm
Authentic Keeneland Sales Graduate
Into Mischief—Flawless 200 $980,000 $1,011,200 Bob Baffert
Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC
SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick, Fielding, John D. and Golconda Stables
Bernardini—Distorted Legacy 150 $476,461 $664,380 Joe Sharp
W. Bruce Lunsford
Honor A. P.
Honor Code—Hollywood Story 140 $340,000 $382,200 John Shirreffs
C R K Stable LLC
Cross Traffic—Mamie Reilly 110 $472,820 $565,470 Saffie Joseph, Jr.
Fanelli, John, Cash is King LLC, LC Racing and Braverman, Paul
Uncle Mo—Slow Sand 90 $317,050 $340,350 Juan Carlos Avila
Carhue Investments, Grouseridge Ltd. & Marengo Investments
Thousand Words Keeneland Sales Graduate
Pioneerof the Nile—Pomeroys Pistol 83 $297,000 $327,000 Bob Baffert
Jerome S. Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC
Dr Post Keeneland Sales Graduate
Quality Road—Mary Delaney 80 $331,035 $361,635 Todd Pletcher
Cloyce C. Clark
St. Elias Stable
Honor Code—Fools in Love 60 $337,500 $373,500 Linda Rice
K & G Stables
George E. Hall
Caracaro Keeneland Sales Graduate
Uncle Mo—Peace Time 60 $205,000 $238,800 Gustavo Delgado
SF Bloodstock LLC
Global Thoroughbred and Top Racing, LLC
Country Grammer Keeneland Sales Graduate
Tonalist—Arabian Song 50 $106,400 $157,320 Chad Brown
Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce
Paul P. Pompa, Jr.
Uncle Mo—Teardrop 45 $169,250 $256,850 Steve Asmussen
Enforceable Keeneland Sales Graduate
Tapit—Justwhistledixie 43 $314,550 $397,150 Mark Casse
John C. Oxley
Swiss Skydiver Keeneland Sales Graduate
Daredevil—Expo Gold 40 $901,820 $952,980 Kenny McPeek
Peter J. Callahan
Awesome of Course—Garter Belt 40 $311,005 $370,505 Ralph Nicks
Jacks or Better Farm Inc.
Jacks or Better Farm, Inc.
Ghostzapper—Bobby’s Babe 38 $179,100 $215,600 Gregory Foley
Lloyd Madison IV, LLC
Lloyd Madison Farms, IV LLC
Storm the Court
Court Vision—My Tejana Storm 36 $1,273,851 $1,310,451 Peter Eurton
Stepping Stone Farm
Exline-Border Racing LLC, Bernsen, David A., Wilson, Susanna and Hudock, Dan
Attachment Rate Keeneland Sales Graduate
Hard Spun—Aristra 35 $108,525 $143,732 Dale Romans
Mr. & Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III
Bakke, Jim and Isbister, Gerald
Anneau d’Or Keeneland Sales Graduate
Medaglia d’Oro—Walk Close 32 $435,821 $453,821 Blaine Wright
Highland Yard LLC
Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.
Sole Volante Keeneland Sales Graduate
Karakontie—Light Blow 30 $273,510 $323,310 Patrick Biancone
Flaxman Holdings Limited
Biancone, Andie and Limelight Stables Corp.
Finnick the Fierce
Dialed In—Southern Classic 25 $121,700 $191,290 Rey Hernandez
Paige Jillian Blu Sky Stables
Monge, Arnaldo and Hernandez, Rey
Uncle Chuck Keeneland Sales Graduate
Uncle Mo—Forest Music 20 $120,000 $150,000 Bob Baffert
Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram and Paul Weitman
Candy Tycoon Keeneland Sales Graduate
Twirling Candy—Liberty’s Lyric 20 $84,250 $169,850 Todd Pletcher
Jerry Romans Jr.
Mathis Stable LLC
Winning Impression Keeneland Sales Graduate
Paynter—Unbridled Sonya 20 $54,822 $98,552 Dallas Stewart
West Point Thoroughbreds and Pearl Racing
Blame—She Cat 19 $212,466 $236,222 Jeremiah O’Dwyer
Springland Farm & Prime Bloodstock LLC
Wachtel Stable, Barber, Gary, Pantofel Stable and Karty, Mike
Algorithms—Sandra’s Rose 18 $291,902 $390,114 Stanley Hough
Sagamore Farm LLC
Necker Island Keeneland Sales Graduate
Hard Spun—Jenny’s Rocket 14 $74,808 $199,730 Stanley Hough
Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
Sagamore Farm LLC and Hough, Stanley M.
Morning Line—Spring Station 7 $148,908 $346,556 Steven Asmussen
Tracy Rene Strachan
L and N Racing LLC
Curlin—Achieving 5 $6,000 $63,000 Bob Baffert
Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. & St. Elias Stables, LLC
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and St. Elias Stable
Super Saver—Atlantic Park 2 $9,500 $72,560 John Servis
Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding
Top Horse Trainers for 2020
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Triple Crown Winners
He was the son of Star Shoot and from the mare Lady Sterling and was bred by John E. Madden near Lexington, Kentucky.
This horse started his racing career slowly by finishing fifth in his debut followed by finishes ninth and seventh. He was sold to J.K.L. Ross for $10,000 in 1918.
As a 3-year-old he made his debut at the Kentucky Derby in 1919. He defeated his stablemates which was a surprise to every one that worked with this horse. He won by five lengths in the driving rain to break his maiden.
He was shipped to Baltimore to run in the Preakness which was only four days after the Derby. He won by four lengths and then went to the Belmont and won easily by 11-furlongs and set a new American record.
Sir Barton was the first Triple Crown winner in horse racing history.
He was the second Triple Crown winner in horse racing history and set a record in 1930 for single season earnings that lasted for 16 years. He was the son of Sir Gallahad III and was bred by William Woodward, Sr. He was born at the Claiborne Farm, which is located near Paris, Kentucky.
As a 2-year-old, he had moment of looking goodby winning the Cowdin Stakes and Flash Stakes. Legendary jockey Earl Sande came out of retirement and rode Gallant Fox during his time as a 3-year-old.
He went on to win the Wood Memorial under the training of “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons and then proceeded to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stake by four lengths.
In the final leg of the Triple Crown, Gallant Fox won the Belmont Stakes by three lengths to become the second winner of the Triple Crown in history.
The horse went on to win many races after history was made and retired with a career record of 11-3-2 from 17 starts and record lifetime earnings of $328,165.
Gallant Fox sired the 1935 Triple Crown winner Omaha. The horse died Nov. 13, 1954 at Claiborne Farm at the age of 27.
War Admiral (1937)
Count Fleet (1943)
Seattle Slew (1977)
American Pharaoh (2015)