Here is my ongoing look at some of the top contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2007. There will be lots of changes between now and when the entries are drawn on Wednesday, May 3rd, so check back weekly for updates. All the preps are over now and it is less than two weeks before the big day!
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Jockey assignments are pretty much up in the air at this point and are based on who rode the horse last. The Experimental Free Handicap was released on January 25, and the dual qualifiers are now noted with a star by their dosage index. Early Triple Crown nominations closed on January 20 and were released on February 4, with late nominations closing on March 26.
Triple Crown quick links:
- Free Derby contender past performances - from BRIS for the top 50 Future Book favorites
- Data Track Facts - all kinds of statistics for all the Derby contenders from the Courier-Journal database
- Road to the Roses Contest - the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby fantasy stable contest. Started on Feb. 17 so get your stable in now.
- Triple Crown Trail - prep race schedule with results updated weekly
- 2007 Triple Crown Nominations - 450 horses were nominated during the early period
- 2006 Experimental Free Handicap - rates the 2-year-olds of 2006 and determines who are the Dual Qualifiers
- Derby Weather - several forecasts for Louisville.
- Derby Tickets and Seats - how to get them
- Louisville Courier Journal coverage - one of your best news sources for the Derby
- Lexington Herald-Leader - another good source for Kentucky racing news
- Blood Horse Triple Crown Mania
- DRF Kentucky Derby News
- Official Kentucky Derby site from Churchill Downs
- Triple Crown Index - the master list with even more info
|Any Given Saturday||Pletcher||2.67 *||Bejarano|
|Circular Quay||Pletcher||2.08 *||Gomez|
|E Z Warrior||Baffert||3.00||Flores|
|Great Hunter||O'Neill||3.00 *||Nakatani|
|Nobiz Like Shobiz||Tagg||1.44 *||Velasquez|
|Scat Daddy||Pletcher||2.47 *||Velazquez|
|Street Sense||Nafzger||2.14 *||Borel|
|Off the Trail|
|Adore the Gold||Gorham||2.20||out|
|Buffalo Man||Gamolati||1.43||ankle injury|
|King of the Roxy||Pletcher||3.00 *||Preakness maybe|