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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • January 27, 2020

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for Jan. 28

    Three prominent GI Kentucky Derby prep stakes are on the docket for Saturday in New York, Florida and California as we await the first major blockbuster performance of the season that upends the pecking order. 1) THOUSAND WORDS (c, Pioneerof the Nile—Pomeroys Pistol, by Pomeroy) O-Albaugh Family Stables & Spendthrift Farm. B-Hardacre Farm (Fl). T-Bob

  • January 13, 2020

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for Jan. 14

    The Top 12 right now resembles an evenly matched marathon. There is no breakaway leader, no odds-on favorite, and the main threats are all keeping an eye on one another waiting for the first bold move. Feb. 1 looms as the next significant shakeup date, when Road to the GI Kentucky Derby points races will

  • December 30, 2019

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Dec. 31

    It’s the first installment of the 2020 TDN Derby Top 12, and chaos and uncertainty are the prevailing (but intriguing) themes. Betting favorites have gone down in defeat in the last seven “Road to the GI Kentucky Derby” preps, and there is no clear consensus on which 2-year-olds represent the top of the crop. But

  • May 6, 2019

    The TDN Derby Wrap

    by T.D. Thornton This week’s TDN Triple Crown feature examines the GI Kentucky Derby runners according to official finish position. The focus is on raw trip notes–not the merits of whether a disqualification should or should not have been called. Interesting bloodstock note: Homebreds crossed the wire 1-2-3-4. 1) COUNTRY HOUSE (c, Lookin At Lucky—Quake

  • May 1, 2019

    The TDN Derby Top 20

    The last couple of anticipatory days prior to the GI Kentucky Derby can seem like a longer wait than the entire six-month prep season that preceded it. Here are the final TDN rankings, listed in “likeliest winner” order: [Editor’s Note: This list was compiled before the major announcement late Wednesday that likely favorite Omaha Beach–who

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