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2004 Kentucky Derby Contenders


Twin Spires
Updated April 21, 2005


Here is my current line up of top contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby on May 1st. The list should start to settle down over the next two weeks until the entries are drawn on Wednesday, April 28th. All the serious preps are over now, so it will mostly be changes due to injury or lack of graded stakes earnings and jockeys finally committing to one horse. Keep checking back to see what's going on.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star next to the dosage index indicates a dual qualifier. Best Beyer figure just added to all profiles and top contenders have been put in order of their graded stakes earnings. Lots of new links being added to profiles now that we are in the final week.

Triple Crown quick links:

1LimehouseTodd PletcherJose Santos30-1
2Song of the SwordJennifer PedersenNorberto Arroyo30-1
3Lion HeartPatrick BianconeMike Smith10-1
4Action This DayRichard MandellaDavid Flores30-1
5WimbledonBob BaffertJerry Bailey15-1
6Friends LakeJohn KimmelRichard Migliore15-1
7Minister EricRichard MandellaPat Day30-1
8Master DavidBobby FrankelAlex Solis12-1
9St. AverilRafael BecerraTyler Baze30-1
10ImperialismKristin MulhallKent Desormeaux15-1
11The Cliff's EdgeNick ZitoShane Sellers4-1
12BorregoBeau GreelyVictor Espinoza20-1
13BirdstoneNick ZitoEdgar Prado50-1
14Read the FootnotesRichard VioletteRobby Albarado12-1
15Smarty JonesJohn ServisStewart Elliott9-2
16CastledaleJeff MullinsJose Valdivia Jr.15-1
17Pollard's VisionTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez20-1
18TapitMichael DickinsonRamon Dominguez8-1
19Pro PradoBob HolthusJohn McKee30-1
20Quintons Gold RushSteve AsmussenCorey Nakatani20-1

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