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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • March 10, 2020

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for Mar. 11

    There’s a new No. 1 on the Top 12 totem pole for the first time this season. We’re now inside the 54-day mark to the GI Kentucky Derby. That means it’s roughly 77,000 minutes until post time–but who’s counting? 1) TIZ THE LAW (c, Constitution—Tizfiz, by Tiznow) O-Sackatoga Stable. B-Twin Creeks Farm (NY). T-Barclay Tagg.

  • March 2, 2020

    TDN Derby Top 12 for March 3

    Only one points-based GI Kentucky Derby prep last weekend, but it did produce a reshuffling of the ranks. This coming Saturday’s triple-header of qualifying points races at Santa Anita, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs annually makes for a bust-out weekend, so Top 12 frost heaves are in the forecast. 1) THOUSAND WORDS (c, Pioneerof the

  • February 18, 2020

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for Feb. 19

    That rumbling noise you heard over the weekend was the first seasonal shifting within the Top 12 rankings, sort of like an early spring thaw that finally calves the iceberg. Five horses have leapfrogged onto the list since its last publication, and we’re now at the 75-day mark to the GI Kentucky Derby.   1)

  • February 3, 2020

    TDN Derby Top 12 For February 4

    Stakes preps for the GI Kentucky Derby in Florida and California yielded some separation at the top of the totem pole last Saturday. This coming weekend will likely feature three Top 12 horses in action, which could create some mid-level movement on the list. 1) THOUSAND WORDS (c, Pioneerof the Nile—Pomeroys Pistol, by Pomeroy) O-Albaugh

  • 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

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