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Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • May 13, 2021

    TDN Preakness Preview

    This week's Triple Crown feature ranks the GI Preakness S. entrants in “likeliest winner” order. 1) Medina Spirit (Protonico–Mongolian Changa, by Brilliant Speed) O-Zedan Racing Stables; B-Gail Rice (FL); T-Bob Baffert; J-John Velazquez. Sales History: $1,000 ylg '19 OBSWIN; $35,000 2yo '20 OBSOPN. Equineline PPs. There's an old adage in sports betting that warns not

  • May 3, 2021

    TDN Top-To-Bottom Derby Rundown

    This week's Triple Crown feature examines the trips of GI Kentucky Derby runners in detail from first to last: 1) MEDINA SPIRIT (c, Protonico–Mongolian Changa, by Briliant Speed) (Predicted finish: 9th) O-Zedan Racing Stables; B-Gail Rice (FL); T-Bob Baffert; John Velazquez. Sales History: $1,000 ylg '19 OBSWIN; $35,000 2yo '20 OBSOPN. Lifetime Record: GISW, 6-3-3-0,

  • April 28, 2021

    The TDN Derby Top 20 for Apr. 29

    by T.D. Thornton The last couple of anticipatory days prior to the GI Kentucky Derby can seem like a longer wait than the six-month prep season that preceded it. Here are the final TDN rankings, listed in “likeliest winner” order: 1) ESSENTIAL QUALITY (c, Tapit–Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality) O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Brad Cox; J-Luis Saez.

  • April 19, 2021

    The TDN Derby Top 20 for April 20

    We've entered that fun phase of microscopic scrutiny that accompanies the GI Kentucky Derby waiting game. The rankings below are independent from the “Road to the Derby” points leaderboard that Churchill Downs will use to determine starting berths; that list can be accessed here. 1) ESSENTIAL QUALITY (c, Tapit–Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality) O/B-Godolphin (KY).

  • April 12, 2021

    The TDN Derby Top 20 For April 13

    The long prep season is over, but some jostling for a starting spot remains among the horses on the cusp of the qualifying points cutoff. Please note the rankings below are independent from the “Road to the GI Kentucky Derby” points leaderboard Churchill Downs uses to determine starting berths. That list can be accessed here.

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