The UAE Derby, which carries 170 Kentucky Derby points and a $2 million purse, drew only 10 nominations from United States-based trainers among 92 overall.
Maybe Social Inclusion will stomp this field, but if there's a chance he won't, we could ascribe it to all the early speed in the Wood Memorial coupled with his relative inexperience.
With three weekends of major prep races left before the Kentucky Derby, here's our survey of where dozens of contenders and pretenders are going next, listed in order of their Kentucky Derby points. Over 80 horses are listed.
Conditions could be ripe for Strong Mandate to turn the tables on Tapiture in the Rebel Stakes.
The Kentucky Derby is only 53 days away now, and the quest for valuable qualifying points has intensified. Let's take a look at who's going where next.
Two horses have dominated the New York scene this winter, and now they look to validate their form against new blood in the Gotham Stakes.
There's a lot of early speed in the Southwest Stakes, but not much of it late, so the race should come down to which one of the early first flight lasts the longest.
Connections of many horses have firmed up plans since last week, and other events have transpired, so let's see where they're going next on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. This survey covers over 90 horses.
Kentucky Derby prospects are gathered and waiting to run, waiting in the wings, and waiting to come out of the woodwork. Let's take a look at where they're going next on the Kentucky Derby Trail.
We're at the top of the stretch now, and every Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep race gains heightened importance. Here's a survey of about 80 contenders and pretenders on the Derby Trail.
The program can give you Union Rags to win the grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 31. Is that the way you should go?
Will this year's compact field yield an established favorite or an improving horse in the winner's circle when the Holy Bull Stakes is run Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park?
I'd rather try my longshot and lose than take a short price. There are several quality horses that will offer decent odds.
Rule looks to be the controlling pace in Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs, and his speed figures tower over the competition.
For Keeneland regulars, Saturday will be one of those days, with temperatures in the low 50's, wind sweeping through the grandstand left-to-right, and a chance of rain. For the connections of Pyro, the mission is to avoid rain on their parade toward the first Saturday in May.
In the Grade II Illinois Derby, Denis of Cork won't get the dream trip he had in the Grade III Southwest Stakes. And his plans have been changed twice since that race. So will he come through in Chicago on Saturday?
With Big Brown hung out in post 12, Elysium Fields is our preference to win the Grade I Florida Derby. He has two good races over Gulfstream's track, has been training very well, and has the fastest time of the field at the distance.
Great Hunter and Street Sense face each other for the third time in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Which one will come out on top? Or will either?
The top headliners in Sunday's Grade III El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows are the two Southern California shippers, Eion Harty's A.P. WARRIOR and Bob Baffert's WANNA RUNNER. They're the morning line favorites at 8-5 and 2-1, respectively.
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