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1998 Kentucky Derby Entrants

Dateline: 4/28/98

The entries are final and the post positions drawn. Here are links to all the info I can find about the runners on the web. Lots is out there but it is scattered over quite a few sites. This list should make it a bit easier for you to find the latest scoop on your pick. For more Kentucky Derby info, be sure to check my Triple Crown links. You may also want to vote for your favorite Triple Crown contender in my poll after you have reviewed the info about each. Want to tout your favorite for the Derby to your friends? Send them a virtual postcard with his photo!

SPECIAL: Get the DRF format past performances for all the Derby probables by special arrangement with BRIS. Free and no password needed. Requires Adobe Acrobat 3.x.

Equibase should have free past performances here by Friday.

Len Ragozin's "The Sheets" for the Derby are also supposed to be online free by Friday evening here.

Louisville Weather - Current conditions and the latest forecast updated regularly from About.com Weather Guide, Joseph Bartlo.

I am headed to Louisville now for the Derby, so no more updates until I get home.


Post #1     50-1
Owner-Breeder-Trainer: Myung Kwon Cho
Jockey: Goncalino Almeida

Basic Trainee

Post #2     50-1 (mutual field)
Trainer: Jorge Romero
Owner: Louis Gambotto
Jockey: J. R. Velazquez

Real Quiet

Post #3     8-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Mike Pegram
Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

Halory Hunter

Post #4     7-2
Trainer: Nick Zito
Owner: Celtic Pride Stable (Rick Pitino)
Jockey: Corey Nakatani


Post #5     50-1
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
Owner: Lazy Lane Farms (Joe Allbritton)
Jockey: Gary Boulanger

Hanuman Highway

Post #6     50-1
Trainer: Kathy Walsh
Owner: Budget Stable
Jockey: David Flores

Favorite Trick

Post #7     4-1
Trainer: Bill Mott
Owner: Joseph LaCombe
Jockey: Pat Day

Indian Charlie

Post #8     2-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Hal J. Earnhardt and John R. Gaines Racing Stable
Jockey: Gary Stevens

Rock and Roll

Post #9     50-1
Trainer: Bill Mott
Owner: Madeleine Paulson and Jenny Craig
Jockey: ?

Parade Ground

Post #10     20-1
Trainer: Neil Howard
Owner: William S. Farish and Stephen Hilbert
Jockey: Shane Sellers

Cape Town

Post #11     6-1
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Overbrook Farm
Jockey: Jerry Bailey


Post #12     12-1
Trainer: Randy Bradshaw
Owner: Paraneck Stable (Ernie Paragallo)
Jockey: Chris McCarron

Victory Gallop

Post #13     15-1
Trainer: W. Elliott Walden
Owner: Prestonwood Farm
Jockey: Alex Solis

Old Trieste

Post #14     15-1
Trainer: Mike Puype
Owner: Cobra Farm (Gary Biszantz)
Jockey: Robby Albarado


Post #15     50-1 (mutual field)
Trainer: Jerry Calvin
Owner: Dee and William Davenport
Jockey: Earlie Fires

You can check who dropped out here.

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All photos by the author except Old Trieste which is courtesy of Andrea Hoogendoorn.

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