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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • April 16, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 20 for April 17

    The prep season is over, but that doesn’t mean the intrigue has ended as the racing world locks its focus on the main event, the May 5 GI Kentucky Derby. Please note that the rankings below are independent from the “Road to the Derby” points leaderboard that Churchill Downs will use to determine starting berths;

  • April 9, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 20 for April 10

    Now that the big “power weekend” of coast-to-coast nine-furlong preps is behind us, the GI Kentucky Derby rankings have solidified enough to graduate from the top 12 in the division to the top 20. To illustrate how much has changed in the past three months, the two highest-rated prospects currently occupying the No. 1 and

  • April 2, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 12 for April 3

    The news that rocked the GI Kentucky Derby Top 12 over the weekend involved No. 1-ranked McKinzie (Street Sense) having his training halted while conditioner Bob Baffert awaits further testing to determine the extent of a potential hind-leg injury. The colt was declared out of his expected start in Saturday’s GI Santa Anita Derby, and

  • March 26, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 12 for March 27

    As we enter the demanding segment of the GI Kentucky Derby prep schedule when most of the important stakes stretch to nine furlongs and are worth 100 qualifying points to the winners, five of this week’s Top 12 horses are based in southern California with the remaining seven stabled in Florida. This coming Saturday’s GI

  • March 12, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 12 for March 13

    It doesn’t really matter which side you take on this past weekend’s GII San Felipe S. disqualification. The undeniable fact is that the controversy has sparked some much-needed interest in the GI Kentucky Derby chase by providing a bona fide rivalry at the top end of the division, and a close finish between two very

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