TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Game Winner

Signalman

Improbable

Mihos

Roadster

Vekoma

Instagrand

Knicks Go

Maximus Mischief

Mind Control

Avie’s Flatter

Cairo Cat

Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • 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

  • 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

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