Over the past 25 years, Florida and California have been the predominant routes taken by winners of the Kentucky Derby. See how the top four finishers of all the major prep races have fared since 1989.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Classical Slew||James Lloyd||
|Endorsement||Hector O. Palma||
|Fog Alert||David Wolochuk||
|Guiltbyassociation||Todd W. Fincher||
|McKenna's Justice||Justin R. Evans||
|Nacho Friend||Kelly J. Breen||
|Storming Saint||Henry Dominguez||
|Tempted to Tapit||Steve Klesaris||
Making his second start in the U.S., No Jet Lag unleashed a strong turn of foot for a major upset in the Oct. 5 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park as 1-2 favorite Obviously gave up the lead to finish fourth.
Obviously (IRE) looms a standout against eight rivals in the $150,000 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf as he goes for his fourth consecutive graded stakes triumph Oct. 5.
Sunland Derby (gr. III) winner Govenor Charlie had a routine first morning at Pimlico Race Course May 16, going to the track shortly after 6 o'clock for some exercise.
The agreement with leading jockey is the company's first in Thoroughbred racing.
Steve Haskin has some shuffling in his Kentucky Derby Dozen this week. Read to see if Black Onyx or Govenor Charlie make an appearance! watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Fast-developing Govenor Charlie became the latest colt to jump into the Triple Crown fray when the Bob Baffert trainee dominated eight 3-year-old opponents in winning the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 24.
The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend's final round of 'quarterfinal' preps worth a total of 85 points - the Spiral S. (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III). Watch Video
Shakin It Up and Govenor Charlie looking for valuable 50 points in 1 1/8-mile test.
Two-time leading rider Cliff Berry got the 2013 Oaklawn Park season off to a good start Jan. 11 by guiding Donoharm to the horse's fourth consecutive victory in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes before 19,633 on opening day.
Oaklawn Park's 2013 meet opens Jan. 11 with a scheduled record purse structure, new veterinary examination policies and new claiming rules, an injury database to aid commission vets, and an influx of new racing talent.
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino begins an impressive $16 million live horse racing season Dec. 7 continuing through April 16.
Global Stage and Forest Mouse, the first two finishers in the Veteran Stakes at Zia Park, head the field for the $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Dec. 3, the richest Thoroughbred race of the season at Hobbs, N.M.
- By Pete Denk
Top class stayer gets plenty of pace to run at. read blog
Ron the Greek heads a nine-horse field as the 3-1 favorite for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
Several key contenders for the Aug. 4 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) breezed July 29 on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course, and trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Mike Repole's Caixa Eletronica.
Even though it's more than a week away, the Aug. 3-5 stakes extravaganza at Saratoga Race Course is taking shape, with the release by the New York Racing Association of a list of probables for the four graded stakes.
Top older horses face off at Belmont Park July 7 in the 127th renewal of the $350,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II), one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious races.
Racing Officials at Sunland Park have renamed the Borderland Derby in honor of Mine That Bird, upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation grabbed the lead inside the eighth pole and held off the late charge of Nehro to win the May 18 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a nose. The son of Distorted Humor covered 1 3/16 miles in 1:57.60.
The Pimlico Special (gr. III), returning to the Pimlico racing calendar after a three-year hiatus, has drawn a sold field of 10 handicap horses, headed by Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) winner Alternation.
Continuing his comeback from an injury that knocked him off the 2010 Triple Crown trail, Endorsement swept past 11-10 choice Canonize in deep stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park April 28.
Went the Day Well and Daddy Nose Best still have questions to answer about class, but on paper both look as if they should have no problems with the distance.
Evan recaps the Sunland Derby and Spiral Stakes from the weekend. watch video
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