Kentucky Derby 2013

Lot of folks have been talking about Kentucky Derby 2013 lately. Heres the latest scoop.

Press Release: Final 2013 Kentucky Derby Updates from

4 May 2013 | 4:49 am The 139th Kentucky Derby will commence on May 4, 2013 and is proud to announce this years winner on its blog. A writer will be at Churchill Downs to cover the event with on-the-scene updates for readers. (PRWeb May 03, 2013) Read the full story at

How did the 2013 Kentucky Derby horses get their names?

4 May 2013 | 4:49 am From pedigree to history to passing fancy, find out how all of this year's Kentucky Derby horses got their names.

Kentucky Derby Field 2013: Dangerous Horses Every Contender Must Watch For

4 May 2013 | 4:10 am The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, and many of the 20 horses set to compete at Churchill Downs have already guaranteed themselves post positions. While there are prohibitive favorites groomed by legendary trainers, there are also several dangerous horses that all the top contenders must pay attention to. Some are actually cultivated by the same powerful trainers, while others are less …

Kentucky Derby 2013 field: Frac Daddy –

3 May 2013 | 6:30 pm It's been a challenging spring for Frac Daddy; he grabbed a quarter in his first stat of the year in the Holy Bull and struggled mightily in the Florida Derby. A second place finish in the Arkansas Derby got him into the 2013

Kentucky Derby 2013: Picks and race preview –

3 May 2013 | 6:00 pm A field of twenty three-year-old colts will load into the gate at Churchill Downs on Saturday seeking their place in history.

Kentucky Derby 2013: Wet weather this weekend –

3 May 2013 | 4:26 pm Rain will be on the increase for the 2013 Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Looks like muddy conditions for the race.

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6 Responses to Kentucky Derby 2013

  • Xoxoxo says:

    What To Wear For 50-60 Degree Weather (kentucky Derby Infield 2013)? What is appropriate to wear in 50-60 degree weather? I will be in Louisville, KY this weekend for the Derby and it is supposed to be in the mid 50’s and rainy. I’ll be in the infield so it is casual wear…

    I was planning on wearing skinny jeans, rainboots, a long sleeve shirt, and bring my rain coat for when it rains.
    does that work?
    or should i wear a short sleeve shirt with skinny jeans and rainboots and bring the jacket?

  • Sandra S. says:

    Horse Racing: What Are Your Picks/Comments For Friday’s Kentucky Oaks 2013 @ Churchill Downs? PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS ON HOW TO QUALIFY FOR BEST ANSWER. Thx.
    To Qualify for Best Answer Select:
    One Horse to Win
    One Horse to Place
    One Horse to Show
    And up to 3 Alternates in the event of a Scratch ( Optional )

    Please list both name and number of Horse and position of alternate(s) due to scratches.

    NOTE “Please list both name and number of the Horse” or risk automatic disqualification!!!!

    ~ Courtesy of WAVE 3 ~The Kentucky Oaks is the Derby’s sister race and is the nation’s most lucrative race for 3-year-old fillies. The winner receives a silver trophy plus an estimated $564,200 payday and a garland of pink lilies (first awarded in 1991). Preference to start is given to fillies that earned the most points in 35 designated races that comprise the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.”

    The weather forecast for Friday calls for temperatures in the low 70s with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.

    The Oaks will be televised nationally from 5-6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. You can see the race in Louisville live on WAVE 3.

    $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I, approximate post time 5:45 p.m. EDT), 3YO fillies, 1 1/8 miles (dirt)
    PP, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Odds
    1. Silsita, Gary Stevens, Todd Pletcher, 20-1
    2. Midnight Lucky, Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert, 9-2
    3. Beholder, Garrett Gomez, Richard Mandella, 7-2
    4. Unlimited Budget, Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher, 7-2
    5. Seaneen Girl, Rosie Napravnik, Bernard Flint, 20-1
    6. Princess of Sylmar, Mike Smith, Todd Pletcher, 20-1
    7. Pure Fun, Julien Leparoux, Ken McPeek, 30-1
    8. Dreaming of Julia, John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 3-1
    9. Rose to Gold, Calvin Borel, Sal Santoro, 15-1
    10. Flashy Gray, Junior Alvarado, 15-1
    11. Close Hatches, Joel Rosario, Bill Mott, 6-1

    FREE Past Performances-

    Enjoy The Race 🙂
    SCRATCHED DUE TO INJURY #10. Flashy Gray/Joel Alvarado/ Bill Mott (Scr’d Injury).
    @ Starlight 1 and others who are concerned about Flashy Gray- A tweet from West Point Thoroughbreds, which owns Flashy Gray, said the filly came back from her Wednesday morning gallop with a bruised right heel. Flashy Gray is trained by Bill Mott who I highly respect, he’s consistent in making the right decision. 🙂
    **** MY PICKS ****

    WIN 8. Dreaming of Julia – She’s simply the BEST. The added distance should be to her liking 🙂

    Place 11. Close Hatches- Major Talent. Bill Mott was quoted early in the week saying that they were going to “win the Oaks” with this filly. 11 hole she has the option of doing just that, or sitting just off the front-runners in a perfect stalking trip.

    Show 2. Midnight Lucky- Lightly raced but impressive. Great workouts at Churchill.

    3. Beholder
    4. Unlimited Budget
    5. Seaneen Girl


  • Blue Cowboy says:

    How Does A Horse Make It To The Kentucky Derby? Like what races do they run are they shown on TV and how much money do you have to pay to enter etc etc how do they make it to the first of the Triple Crown?

    • Curator says:

      Starting this year 2013, we have a new points system called the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” where a specific series of 36 prep races each worth a specific amount of points will decide which horses get in the Derby. A similar system is also in place for the Kentucky Oaks, but fillies who want in the Derby will have to compete in with the colts for Derby points. While those Derby points earned by fillies will also count toward the Oaks, Oaks points will not count towards the Derby.Kentucky Derby Prep Season” – 19 races on dirt or synthetic over distances of at least 1 mile, between late September and late February. There will be two races outside the United States: the Royal Lodge at Newmarket, England (the lone turf race in the series), and the Grey Stakes at Woodbine, Canada, that will also score points These races will award points on a 10-4-2-1 scale. Of the three Breeders’ Cup races for juvenile males, only the Juvenile scores points, excluding the Juvenile Turf and Juvenile Sprint from consideration.

      “Kentucky Derby Championship Series” – a 3-part series of 17 races on dirt or synthetic surfaces at distances over a mile, traditionally run in the final 10 weeks before the Derby. The first leg of this series includes the Risen Star, Fountain of Youth, Gotham, Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe, Rebel, Spiral, and Sunland Derby, each offering a 50-20-10-5 point scale. The second leg, worth 100-40-20-10 points, features the Florida Derby, UAE Derby, Louisiana Derby, Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, Arkansas Derby, and the Blue Grass. The final leg are the two “wild cards”, the Lexington and the Derby Trial, with a 20-8-4-2 point scale.

      The Jockey Club, in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group and six racetracks, will provide live coverage of six major prep races for the 2013 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands, a 30-minute special previewing the Triple Crown season was on the last two Saturdays in March and the first two Saturdays in April.

      The Road to the Kentucky Derby series started with a 30-minute special previewing the televised races and the Triple Crown season. The special aired on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, March 23, from 6 – 6:30 p.m. ET. The racing telecasts kicked off Saturday, March 30, with the Besilu Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park and the Louisiana Derby from Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots which was on NBC Sports Network from 6 – 7 p.m. ET.

      The Wood Memorial from Aqueduct Racetrack and the Santa Anita Derby from Santa Anita Park was air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, April 6, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. ET.

      The series concluded on Saturday, April 13, with two and half hours of continuous coverage spread across two networks.

      A 90-minute live broadcast was on NBC featuring the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes from Keeneland Race Course followed by a one-hour broadcast on the NBC Sports Network featured the Arkansas Derby. The NBC telecast aired from 4:30 – 6 p.m. ET; the NBC Sports Network telecast will air from 6 – 7 p.m. ET.

      All six races fall into the highest tier on Churchill Downs’ new points system determine starters for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4, on NBC. The points system features 36 stakes races overall and 17 marquee events for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that comprise a 10-week run up to the first Saturday in May.

      As you can see, many of these prep races are in the past now.., showing below are those race and points for 1-4h place horses at far right-

      First Leg of Series
      Risen Star 1 1/16 M Fair Grounds Louisiana 50 20 10 5
      Fountain of Youth 1 1/16 M Gulfstream Park Florida 50 20 10 5
      Gotham 1 1/16 M Aqueduct New York 50 20 10 5
      Tampa Bay Derby 1 1/16 M Tampa Bay Downs Florida 50 20 10 5
      San Felipe 1 1/16 M Santa Anita California 50 20 10 5
      Rebel 1 1/16 M Oaklawn Park Arkansas 50 20 10 5
      Spiral 1 1/8 M (S) Turfway Park Kentucky 50 20 10 5
      Sunland Derby 1 1/8 M Sunland Park New Mexico 50 20 10 5
      Second Leg of Series
      Florida Derby 1 1/8 M Gulfstream Park Florida 100 40 20 10
      UAE Derby 1 3/16 M (S) Meydan Racecourse Dubai 100 40 20 10
      Louisiana Derby 1 1/8 M Fair Grounds Louisiana 100 40 20 10
      Wood Memorial 1 1/8 M Aqueduct New York 100 40 20 10
      Santa Anita Derby 1 1/8 M Santa Anita California 100 40 20 10
      Arkansas Derby 1 1/8 M Oaklawn Park Arkansas 100 40 20 10
      Blue Grass 1 1/8 M (S) Keeneland Kentucky 100 40 20 10
      “Wild Card”
      Lexington 1 1/16 M (S) Keeneland Kentucky 20 8 4 2
      The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial 1 M Churchill Downs Kentucky 20 8 4 2

      Due to limited room here, at link you can view current Standings/Leaderboard.

      I hope I covered all our questions 🙂 Enjoy all source links in text and source box. 🙂

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