Derby Dozen Profile #12: Destin

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Destin tunes up at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) New York titan Todd Pletcher looked like he wouldn’t have any major shooters for this year’s Kentucky Derby until a few sprung to life somewhat late …

Derby Dozen Profile #10: Suddenbreakingnews

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Suddenbreakingnews at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) Classic winners and G1 distance goers line the pedigree of Suddenbreakingnews, so it makes sense that the bay gelding would be off to the starting gate at …

Derby Dozen Profile #8: My Man Sam

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My Man Sam jogs at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) While Chad Brown has not become a phenom on dirt like he has on grass just yet, his past pot shots at winning the …

Derby Dozen Profile #6: Creator

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Creator jogs at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) Steve Asmussen’s second runner is a horse who proved he was a really good one over the course of three starts in two months at Oaklawn …

Derby Dozen Profile #5: Mo Tom

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Freshman sire Uncle Mo has two colts from his first-ever crop in the top twenty spots for the Kentucky Derby. While everyone knows Nyquist’s name, the other Mo has caught the attention of handicappers who are looking for value and …

Derby Dozen Profile #4: Exaggerator

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Enthusiasm is high for the Desormeaux brothers Keith and Kent teaming up for Big Chief Racing’s Curlin colt, Exaggerator, who was arguably one of the best juveniles last year and one of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep winners. The …

Derby Dozen Profile #3: Gun Runner

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With Steve Asmussen announced as the one of the latest to enter the Racing Hall of Fame this summer, how about the first and foremost contender he has for the Derby– Gun Runner. Career Highlights Two-time G2 winner Winner of …

Derby Dozen Profile #2: Brody’s Cause

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Next up on the annual Derby Dozen profiles is the recently resurging son of Giant’s Causeway– Brody’s Cause. Career Highlights G1 winner at 2 and 3 Winner of the Blue Grass Stakes (I) at 9 furlongs Basics Sire: Giant’s Causeway …

Derby Dozen Profile #1: Nyquist

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With the month of May fast approaching, let’s take a look at twelve of the top horses who are gearing up for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. First up, it’s Nyquist! Career Highlights Multiple G1 …