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2009 Kentucky Derby Coverage

All my articles and photos for the 2009 Kentucky Derby won by Mine That Bird.

2009 Kentucky Derby Results
Mine That Bird trailed the first 3/4 of the race then rallied to take the lead in the stretch and draw off to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby by 6 3/4 lengths over Pioneerof the Nile and Musket Man. He paid $103.20 to win, the second highest payoff in Derby history. Favorite Friesan Fire grabbed a quarter at the start and finished 18th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2009 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2009 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 Accredit. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2009 Kentucky Oaks Results
Favorite Rachel Alexandra stalked the early pace then drew off to win the 2009 Kentucky Oaks by 5 lengths over Stone Legacy and Flying Spur. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2009 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2009 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the Aegon Turf Sprint won by Chamberlain Bridge, the Louisville Stakes won by Miss Isella, the Edgewood Stakes won by Laragh, the Alysheba Stakes won by Bullsbay, and the American Turf won by Orthodox. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

2009 Kentucky Derby Hat Gallery
Ladies in hats at the Kentucky Derby and Oaks is a tradition that is probably as old as the Derby itself. From small and tasteful to large and frilly, you will see hats in all colors of the rainbow on women of all ages. Here is a selection of 25 hats from the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs for you to enjoy.

2009 Kentucky Derby Entries
A field of 20 was entered for Kentucky Derby 135 to be run on May 2, 2009. Entries were taken, post positions drawn, and morning line odds set on Wednesday afternoon..

Thursday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on Thursday April 30th before the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on Wednesday April 29th before the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

2009 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Graded stakes earnings as of April 12, 2009, for the top Triple Crown nominees. This figure is what determines who can get into the Kentucky Derby.

2009 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Info about all the latest prospects on the 2009 Triple Crown Trail updated regularly. Includes full profiles with photos for each horse.

Analyzing the Top 2009 Kentucky Derby Contenders
My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends.

Quality Road out of the Kentucky Derby
Due to recurring quarter crack problems in both of his right feet, 2009 Florida Derby winner Quality Road will not be entering the Kentucky Derby. Depending on how quickly they heal, he could still show up for the Preakness or Belmont.

2009 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown update weekly with results.

2009 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 301 early nominees for the 2009 Triple Crown races.

2009 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the eleven late nominations for the 2009 Triple Crown races, headed by Florida Derby winner Quality Road. Late nominations closed on March 28 and cost $6000 each.

2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One
The first pool for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open from February 12-15 and final odds are now posted. Get all the horses, will-pay prices, and free past performances here.

2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open from March 12-15 and final odds and will-pays are now posted. Also open at the same time was the only Future Wager pool for the Kentucky Oaks. Get the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free PPs here for both here.

2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third and final pool for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open from April 2-5 and once again offered exacta wagering in addition to win bets. The favorite this time at odds of 9-2 was Wood Memorial winner I Want Revenge. Get all the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.

2008 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap ranks colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2008. This ranking is what determines dual qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby.

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