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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • February 4, 2019

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Feb. 5

    Last Saturday’s trio of graded stakes preps on the GI Kentucky Derby trail didn’t make much of a dent in the Top 12 rankings, and most of the top guns are awaiting March starts for their 2019 debuts. But the lower tier of this week’s edition of the standings is percolating with intrigue as we

  • January 21, 2019

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Jan. 22

    There’s a fair amount of parity within this week’s edition of the Top 12. The dozen GI Kentucky Derby hopefuls are sired by 10 different stallions. Three of them are homebreds, and auction prices for the rest of the pack range from $32,000 up to $1.2 million. The horses ranked as Nos. 1-3 have held

  • January 7, 2019

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Jan. 8

    January’s first three significant prep races for the GI Kentucky Derby made a small dent in the Top 12 rankings, but we’re still largely in a familiar early-season holding pattern as we await February or March starts for the prime movers and shakers. The list right now resembles a beginning-game chess board, with a few

  • December 27, 2018

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Dec. 28

    by T.D. Thornton We’re now 128 days out from the 145th GI Kentucky Derby, and the pecking order is hazily taking shape. The initial Top 12 rankings are largely based on 2-year-old form, but there’s a speculative, forward-thinking element (read: guesswork) built into the equation, with the goal of projecting how these still-developing horses will

  • April 23, 2018

    The TDN Derby Top 20 for Apr. 24, Presented by WinStar Farm

    We’re now inside the two-week mark for the May 5 GI Kentucky Derby and big jumps in the prep-race pecking order have given way to behind-the-scenes strategizing, final workout intrigue, and the intensity of big-race anticipation. One Derby spot opened up on Monday morning and another is still in flux based on the dual news

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