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2008 Kentucky Derby Coverage

All my articles and photos for the 2008 Kentucky Derby won by Big Brown.

Big Brown Photo Gallery
A gallery of 30 photographs of 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown.

2008 Kentucky Derby Results
Big Brown stalked the early pace then opened up in the stretch to win the 2008 Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths to become the first horse to win the Derby from post position 20. The filly Eight Belles finished second, but sadly broke down after the race. Denis of Cork closed from last to finish third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

Eight Belles Tribute
A photo tribute to the filly Eight Belles who finished second in the 2008 Kentucky Derby then broke both front ankles about a quarter mile after the finish and had to be euthanized. She will be missed by many.

2008 Kentucky Derby Photos
There is more to the Kentucky Derby than just the races. Here is a collection of 10 photos from the 2008 Derby including scenery, hats, and more photos of Derby winner Big Brown. Enjoy!

2008 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2008 Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Einstein, the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Intangaroo, the La Troienne Stakes (G3) won by Game Face, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3) won by Bayou's Lassie, and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Elite Squadron. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2008 Kentucky Oaks Results
Favorite Proud Spell stalked the early pace then drew off to win the 2008 Kentucky Oaks by 5 lengths over Little Belle and Pure Clan. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2008 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2008 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the Aegon Turf Sprint won by Mr. Nightlinger, the Louisville Stakes won by Ginger Punch, the Edgewood Stakes won by Zee Zee, the Alysheba Stakes won by Giant Gizmo, and the Crown Royal American Turf won by Tizdejavu. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

2008 Kentucky Derby Workout Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works for the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses on Thursday May 1, 2008.

2008 Kentucky Derby Workout Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works for the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses on Wednesday April 30, 2008.

2008 Kentucky Derby Entries
The entries have been taken and post positions drawn for Kentucky Derby 134 on May 3, 2008. While Big Brown is the favorite at 3-1, he will have to break from post #20. Get all the entries, post positions, and morning line odds here.

Analyzing the Top Kentucky Derby Contenders
Using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Pyro came out on top as the best match to the profile of a Derby winner.

2008 Kentucky Derby Workout Photos
A gallery of 8 photographs from the morning works April 25 and April 28 for the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses.

2008 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Final list of Graded stakes earnings for the top Triple Crown nominees. This figure is what determines who can get into the Kentucky Derby.

2008 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races and results leading up to the 2008 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown. All the preps are over now and all results are posted.

2008 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Info about the latest top prospects on the 2008 Triple Crown Trail updated until the entries were taken. Go to the entries for the latest info now.

2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers Pool Three
Pool Three of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. Big Brown was the favorite at 3-1, with Pool 2 favorite Pyro dropping to 5-1 second choice. In the Oaks Future Wager Eight Belles at 5-1 was a narrow favorite. Get all the final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.performances here.

2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers Pool Two
The second pool for the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers is now closed. Louisiana Derby winner Pyro was made the favorite for the Derby at 4-1 while Country Star was the top pick for the Oaks at 5-1. Get all the final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.

2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers Pool One
Pool One is now closed. As expected the field was made the favorite at only 3-1. Pyro closed as the second choice at 5-1. The Kentucky Oaks closed with Indian Blessing as the favorite at 4-1 with Country Star the second choice at 9-2. Get the final odds for all the horses in both the Derby and Oaks Future Wagers plus links to free past performances here.

2008 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the late nominations for the 2008 Triple Crown races

2008 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the nominees for the 2008 Triple Crown races.

2007 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2007. This ranking is what determines dual qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby

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