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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • December 29, 2020

    TDN Derby Top 12 for Dec. 30

    We're now inside the 125-day mark until the first Saturday in May. The debut 2021 GI Kentucky Derby rankings are compiled largely with an eye toward sophomore prowess rather than lauding horses for accomplishments at age two. Interestingly, five homebreds have secured spots within the initial Top 12, a departure from previous seasons when there

  • September 8, 2020

    TDN Top-to-Bottom Derby Rundown

    This week's TDN Triple Crown feature examines the GI Kentucky Derby runners in detail from first to last. 1) AUTHENTIC (c, Into Mischief–Flawless, by Mr. Greeley) O-Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Starlight Racing. B-Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds LLC (KY). T-Bob Baffert. Sales History: $350,000 yrl '18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: MGISW, 6-5-1-0,

  • September 2, 2020

    The TDN Derby Rankings for September 2

    Here are the final TDN GI Kentucky Derby rankings after an entertaining, intriguing, and unusually long buildup to the first Saturday in September. The field is listed in “likeliest winner” order. The Top 10… 1) TIZ THE LAW (c, Constitution—Tizfiz, by Tiznow) O-Sackatoga Stable. B-Twin Creeks Farm (NY). T-Barclay Tagg. Sales History: $110,000 yrl '18

  • August 17, 2020

    TDN Derby Top 12 for August 18

    All of the qualifying races for the GI Kentucky Derby have been run and we're approaching the two-week mark for the first Saturday in September. Please note the rankings below are independent from the “Road to the Derby” points leaderboard Churchill Downs uses to determine starting berths. That list can be accessed here. 1) TIZ

  • August 3, 2020

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for August 4

    There are now three remaining “Road to the GI Kentucky Derby” qualifying points races on the schedule, and six horses within this week's TDN Derby Top 12 are slated to compete in two of those races this weekend. 1) TIZ THE LAW (c, Constitution—Tizfiz, by Tiznow) O-Sackatoga Stable. B-Twin Creeks Farm (NY). T-Barclay Tagg. Sales

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