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  • 1 1/4 miles
  • $2,000,000
  • 6:24 ET
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Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

What better way to bring color to winter than to envision roses in bloom on the first Saturday in May, scented green leaves adorning glasses of mint juleps, and the famed Twin Spires piercing a bright cerulean sky.

Stakes and Chops

Stakes and Chops

There have been many, myself included, who were shocked by the Graded Stakes committee's decision to downgrade two of the most historic Kentucky Derby preps, the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, from grade I to grade II.

Date Race Position / Horse / Points
Spectacular Bid S.
  • GP
  • $100,000
  • 6 furlongs
Rebel S.
  • OP
  • $300,000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Tampa Bay Derby
  • TAM
  • $300,000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
San Felipe S.
  • SA
  • $200,000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Lane's End S.
  • TP
  • $500,000
  • One And One Eighth Miles
Rushaway S.
  • TP
  • $100,000
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
Florida Derby
  • GP
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Swale S.
  • GP
  • $150,000
  • 7 furlongs
Illinois Derby
  • HAW
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Wood Memorial S.
  • AQU
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Santa Anita Derby
  • SA
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Toyota Blue Grass S.
  • KEE
  • $750,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Arkansas Derby
  • OP
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Advice Todd A. Pletcher
  • WinStar Farm LLC
  • Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers Jr.
Chocolate Candy Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Craig Family Trust (Jenny Craig)
  • Sid Craig & Jenny Craig
Desert Party Saeed bin Suroor
  • Godolphin Racing LLC
  • David Smith & Steven Sinatra
Flying Private D. Wayne Lukas
  • Robert C. Baker and William L. Mack
  • John Mulholland & Martha Jane Mulholland
Friesan Fire J. Larry Jones
  • Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm
  • Grapestock LLC
General Quarters Thomas R. McCarthy
  • Thomas R. McCarthy
  • Mr. & Mrs. R. David Randal
I Want Revenge Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
  • IEAH Stables, Resolute Group Stables, Puglisi Racing, Dubb, Michael, Frimmel, M.
  • David J. Lanzman Racing, Inc.
Join in the Dance Steve Margolis
  • Ballis, Jake, Lewis R., Swinbank, R., Ballis, R. and Swinbank, William
  • The Answer LLC
Mr. Hot Stuff Jack O. Fisher
  • Mrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.
  • WinStar Farm, LLC
Musket Man Derek S. Ryan
  • Fein, Eric and Carlson, Vic
  • Jim E. Nelson & Sergio De Sousa
Nowhere to Hide Chris Richard
  • William D. McCarty
  • Robert Raphaelson
Papa Clem Gary Stute
  • Bo Hirsch, LLC
  • Bo Hirsch
Pioneerof the Nile William I. Mott
  • Zayat Stables, LLC
  • Zayat Stables, LLC
Regal Ransom Saeed bin Suroor
  • Godolphin Racing LLC
  • Diamond A Racing Corp.
Summer Bird Tim A. Ice
  • Dr. K.K. & Dr. Vilasini D. Jayaraman
  • Dr. K. K. Jayaraman & Dr. V. Devi Jayaraman
West Side Bernie Kelly J. Breen
  • Hall, George and Lori
  • Polo Green Stable & Andrew Savas

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