May 4, 2012 - 1:54pm
Insider analysis of Kentucky Derby contender Hansen.
Pros: Hansen was three-for-three last year, including his win by a head over Union Rags in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. That race has proven to be a key race, as nine of the 13 starters have won graded stakes at age 3. Hansen’s consistently earned Brisnet speed figures in the 100s or...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis on Kentucky Derby contender Went The Day Well.
Pros: Went The Day Well brings back the connections of Animal Kingdom-- trainer Graham Motion, owner Team Valor International, and jockey John Velazquez. Went The Day Well comes into the Derby much the same as Animal Kingdom, with a win in the Vinery Racing Spiral. In that race, he beat All Squared...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Kentucky Derby 138 horse profile: Zenyatta [Horse racing]
Insider analysis on Zenyatta
ProAt seven years old, has more experience than the rest of the Derby fieldRan well at Churchill Downs in her last race, the 2010 Breeders' Cup ClassicUnlike other entrants, has run 1 1/4 miles beforeConJust gave birthNot even on the also eligible listFailed as favorite last time outFun factShe...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis on El Padrino
ProsBrisnet speed figures were greater than 100 in each of his last three racesChance of rain on Derby day and El Padrino has won on both good and sloppy surfacesWith A.P. Indy. Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector and Giant's Causeway has a good pedigreeCons
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis of Kentucky Derby contender Done Talking.
Pros: Done Talking won the Illinois Derby ¾ of a length in front of Morgan’s Guerrilla who went on to finish last of 11 in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes in his next start. Done Talking closed from nearly last to split the two leaders deep into the stretch. It was a gutsy move for a...