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2004 Kentucky Derby

Coverage from the 2004 Kentucky Derby

2004 Kentucky Derby Results
Smarty Jones collared pacesetter Lion Heart at the head of the stretch then drew off to win by over 3 lengths. Details, charts, and photos here!

2004 Kentucky Oaks Results
Ashado ran down pacesetter Madcap Escapade to win the Kentucky Oaks as the lukewarm favorite. Longshot Island Sand rallied for second while Madcap Escapade finished third. Results, charts, and photos here.

2004 Kentucky Derby Barn Photos
More photos of Derby and Oaks horses from Thursday afternoon and Friday morning including Imperialism, Pollard's Vision, and Tapit.

2004 Kentucky Derby Thursday Morning Photos
With only two days before the Derby, many of the contenders were out to stretch their legs. Lots of photos from the backside this morning courtesy of Tina Hines.

Experimental Free Handicap
The top ranked 2-year-olds of 2003 listed by weight. This list determines the dual qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby.

Early Triple Crown Nominees
A total of 434 Thoroughbreds were nominated this year during the early period which closed on January 17 at a cost of $600 each. List can be view by name, sire, owner, or trainer.

Late Triple Crown Nominees
The final nomination period closed with 14 addtional nominees at a cost of $6000 each, bringing the total number of nominees up to 444.

Triple Crown Trail
Schedule for all the Triple Crown prep races with results for each.

Top Kentucky Derby Contenders
Derby Fever is heating so check out the latest list of Kentucky Derby contenders. Each horse has a full profile with photo, dosage, and other information. Updated frequently.

2004 Kentucky Oaks Entries
Madcap Escapade was named the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of 12 fillies entered for the 130th Kentucky Oaks. Get the entries, odds, and free past performances here.

2004 Derby Talk
Check out what some of the connections of the entrants had to say Wednesday morning.

2004 Kentucky Derby Entries
A full field of 20 has been entered. Get full info about each horse, free past performances, and more!

Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Since only 20 horses can enter the Kentucky Derby, earnings in graded stakes are used to determine who can get in the gate. Here is a list of the top earners after all preps.

Analyzing the top Derby Contenders
An analysis of 16 top Derby contenders to determine which best fit the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner.

Wimbledon and St. Averil scratched from Kentucky Derby 130
Wimbledon was scratched early Friday morning when an injury was disconvered on his left front leg. St. Averil was scratched at 11am due to sore feet. This reduces the field to 18.

Kentucky Derby 2004 Advanced Wagering Odds
Here are the current odds after the close of advance wagering at Churchill Downs on Friday. Also included are the will-pays for the Oaks/Derby Double.

2004 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies in 2004 topped by co-highweights Declan's Moon and Wilko.

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