TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Essential Quality

Caddo River

Greatest Honour

Life Is Good

Jackie's Warrior




Highly Motivated

Medina Spirit


Candy Man Rocket

Triple Crown Top 12 Archive

  • February 1, 2021

    The TDN Derby Top 12 for February 2

    The Nos. 1, 2 and 3 candidates atop this week's GI Kentucky Derby rankings are fascinating from a tactical standpoint. In order, their styles are that of a relentless stalker, a high-cruising speed specialist, and a dominant, off-the-pace tailgater. But the contenders ranked behind them are poised to pounce as we edge past the 90-day

  • January 25, 2021

    The TDN Kentucky Derby Top 12 For Jan. 26

    Two new shooters debut on the Top 12 this week and there was a large leap forward from the previously ranked No. 10 contender all the way up to the No. 2 spot. Four qualifying races on the Road to the GI Kentucky Derby points series are on the docket for the next two weekends.

  • 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

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