Kentucky Derby by the Speed Numbers

Or, Who’ll Get to the Eighth Pole First; Who Can Run on An Off Track?

By Dick Downey
The Downey Profile

In 53 of the last 56 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader at that point. We take a look at times, Beyer figs, speed figs, track variants and Brisnet figs for 1 1/8-mile Derby prep races. More