Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Tales of the Triple Crown Trail

This post will be my favorites to win the Kentucky Derby going by what has happened so far on the Triple Crown trail. This is completely by opinion, so don't take this all as some kind of expert opinion based off of years and years of crunching numbers. First, this is the list of the top ten graded stakes earners for the Kentucky Derby.

  1. Street Sense ($1,482,000)

  2. Scat Daddy ($1,308,500)

  3. Circular Quay ($1,116,134)

  4. Curlin ($780,000)

  5. Nobiz Like Shobiz ($778,500)

  6. Great Hunter ($752,500)

  7. Stormello ($642,900)

  8. Dominican ($498,484)

  9. Tiago ($450,000)

  10. Cowtown Cat ($437,253)

I'm fairly certain that most of these horses (if not all) will be in the Kentucky Derby if they are healthy and sound at the time. So far, my favorites are Street Sense, Scat Daddy, and Nobiz Like Shobiz. Those three have proven to be at the top of their races time and time again. They're tested, and despite Street Sense's loss last weekend, I think that I can take it to heart when his jockey said that people would see a "much different horse" on Derby Day.

Street Sense has impressed me more than the others that are on the trail, with Scat Daddy close behind in second. I think if these two can provide us with what we've seen of them on their best days, it'll be a Kentucky Derby to remember. I really hope that we'll have a Triple Crown winner someday, but at the moment, let's focus on one race at a time. The Kentucky Derby is the biggest race of the three, with a purse of $2 million.

Happy hunting to all! And to one special horse and connections, roses on that first Saturday in May!

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