Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen

Steve Haskin's annual list of top Kentucky Derby contenders

Derby Dozen - May 5, 2020 - Presented by Shadwell Farm

1 Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg Constitution —Tizfiz, by Tiznow Despite the Derby Day assault by the Baffert Brigade, he holds on to the No. 1 spot as we head into the makeshift spring schedule beginning with the Matt Winn Stakes (G3) May 23. Whenever stakes are carded, such as this year’s version of the Belmont Stakes (G1), he will be ready, having remained in steady training, breezing five furlongs in... Read More

Derby Dozen - April 21, 2020 - Presented by Shadwell Farm

1 Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg Constitution —Tizfiz, by Tiznow Just when you thought Tiz the Law was shifting his gears to neutral following the Curlin Florida Derby (G1), breezing an easy :52 4/5 half-mile, he shifts back into drive with a sharp 1:00 3/5 work for five furlongs. That should help set him up for...uh, nothing. With no races on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what Tagg does with... Read More

Derby Dozen - April 14, 2020 - Presented by Shadwell Farm

We’re going to do something different this week. Because there are so many new faces emerging who could be major Derby contenders by Sept. 5, there will be two rankings this week. The usual list of horses who have already established themselves and a separate list in Knocking on the Door comprised of late developers who have only competed in maiden and allowance races and have not yet faced stakes... Read More

Derby Dozen - March 31, 2020 - Presented by Shadwell Farm

Yes, Virginia, there is still a Derby Dozen, as we have been informed that sponsor Shadwell wants to keep it going right up until the week of the Arkansas Derby, so if anyone has any poems, songs, short stories, or any limericks and one-liners they wish to share, send them in. But seriously, we will try to provide some semblance of a Derby Dozen, although there is not much that would alter the Top... Read More

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