Sunday, April 09, 2006

Kentucky Derby Update

For people into horse racing (like a few of us, who merely dabble in it), Saturday was like watching the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament. There were several major Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend, with the winners automatically going to Churchill Downs, along with some of the other contenders.

Just to summarize what happened:

Santa Anita Derby: Brother Derek won by 3 1/4 lengths, wire to wire. Point Determined placed, and may qualify based on earnings. (Marsupial did well.)

Wood Memorial: Bob and John won by 1 1/2. (Contributor John G. did well)

Illinois Derby: Sweetnorthernsaint drew off by 9 lengths. (Marsupial did well, John G. got flattened.)

Ashland Stakes: Bushfire won by 6 1/2 lengths in this prep for the Kentucky Oaks (which is like the Debry, but is restricted to three-year-old fillies).

Now, granted, there are 20 open slots in the Derby, so these horses may not even factor into the outcome, BUT, a big performance today is a good sign.

Also, the final Kentucky Derby Futures Pool closes on Sunday afternoon, so if you think you know the winner already (before the entries have been set), bet quickly!

1 comment:

J.J. Jack said...

Oops… that text should’ve been, “…Even though Brother Derek SHOULD FAIL to win the Santa Anita Derby…”

Apparently, Bro’ Derek did won. Sorry… My BAD…