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Kentucky Derby 139 Pedigrees Examined

Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:00 AM

Now that post positions are set, what are your opinions on the Kentucky Derby this year? Below are some of my thoughts along with links to video of recent workouts and complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for each entrant in post position order. 1. Black Onyx (50-1) Black Onyx follows a similar form line to Animal Kingdom, who also prepped in a Gulfstream... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 02, 2013 | 26 Comments

Distance Questions Begin for Kentucky Derby Contenders

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:40 PM

With the final round of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps underway, so begins the usual analysis of top contenders—Are they good enough?—Will they get the distance? TrueNicks Enhanced Reports include the average winning distance (AWD) for the starters on given sire line/broodmare sire line cross. A table of the top 10 contenders (by Derby points) and their cross AWD... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 02, 2013 | 32 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Top Derby Contenders

Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. No. Contender Graded Earnings Sire 1 Uncle Mo $1,360,000 Indian Charlie A++ 2 Dialed In $840,000 Mineshaft B 3 Archarcharch $780,000 Arch A 4 Comma to the Top $671,000 Bwana Charlie B 5 Toby... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 21, 2011 | 10 Comments

Complimentary TrueNicks for Preakness

Friday, May 14, 2010 12:00 PM

The 135th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) will be run Saturday, May 15, 2010. Post time is 6:12pm EDT. Click the link for each contender to view a complimentary report. 1 - Aikenite (20-1) FREE TrueNicks report for Aikenite 2 - Schoolyard Dreams (15-1) FREE TrueNicks report for Schoolyard Dreams 3 - Pleasant Prince (20-1) FREE TrueNicks report for Pleasant Prince 4... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Juvenile Stakes Offers Graded Black Type to 2-Year-Olds

Monday, April 27, 2009 5:57 PM

The Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) to be run April 30 at Churchill Downs offers the first shot at serious black-type for 2-year-olds, and as such we thought it interesting to have a look at the TrueNick ratings for a field of stakes contenders that have yet to earn black type. Topping the likely runners with an A++ rating is Mission Impazible , a son of Unbridled... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 27, 2009 | 0 Comments