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  • 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

  • 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

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