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April 27, 2011

Buying a Derby Winner: A Few Rules and A Lot of Luck

You can buy horses with Derby potential. There are hundreds sold every year, and there are a few dozen good trainers and bloodstock agents who can root those prospects out for you.

Great Redeemer, the Knife at the Gunfight

When Grover “Buddy” Delp, who trained Spectacular Bid, heard the details unfolding, he said “Well, there are 999 ways to lose the Derby. Maybe we just found another.”

From the Archives: Kentucky Derby Newsreels

Peer into the past and find that mint juleps, celebrities, big hats, and shocking upsets have always been a part of the Derby experience. As always, the horses are wonderful.

Profile: Midnight Interlude

Going up in class while facing a ton of new variables, the Derby for Midnight Interlude is likely to be a valuable learning race.

Profile: Brilliant Speed

If Brilliant Speed takes to dirt, he is a logical threat to hit the board in the Derby.