Friday, May 3, 2013

Kentucky Derby 2013, Part 1

The 2013 Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, and, as usually, I am excited to watch it. It always helps to know which horses are participating, so here you go:
Normandy Invasion(for credit, click here)
Normandy Invasion has a fair chance of winning. His pedigree
is mixture of both speed and stamina. Tapit, Normandy Invasion's
sire, has great stamina, while the speed comes from
Boston Lady, his dam. Normandy Invasion is ranked 13.
Overanalyze(for credit, click here)
Overanalyze's pedigree offers some
encouragement, but not much. His sire is Dixie Union, who is noted for winning the
1 1/8 mile Haskell.His dam has not been raced. Overanalyze is ranked 5.
Palace Malice(for credit, click here)
Palace was bred for longer distances.
His, Curlin, was Horse of the Year---twice.
Palace Rumor, his dam, has produced
three registered foals. Palace Malice
is ranked 12.

Black Onyx(for credit, click here)
Black Onyx's sire is Rock Hard Ten, and his dam is Kalhari Cat.
It is very likely that he inherits enough stamina from Rock Hard Ten
to perform well in the Derby. He has a ranking of 11 this season.

Mylute(for credit, click here)
Most people pass Mylute off as a sprinter, but there is more than
what meets the eye. Midnight Lute, his sire, mostly ran
as a sprinter. Even so, his trainer claimed that he was
something more. He may have inherited stamina
from his granddam, Winning Move, daughter of
Strike the Gold. Strike the Gold was 1991's Derby hero.
Mylute is ranked 15.
Goldencents(for credit, click here)
Goldencent's pedigree leaves most people uncertain
whether he will perform well in the Derby. His sire,
Into Mischief, only raced in seven furlong races
as a three-year-old due to injury. Golden Works, his dam,
only raced in a few six furlong races. Goldencents is
ranked 3.

Oxbow(for credit, click here)
Oxbow, too, is well suited to run a mile and a quarter. His
pedigree is marked with Breeder's Cup Classic
winners, such as his sire, Awesome Again.
Awesome Again is an outstanding sire,
and has sired four Breeders' Cup winners.
Oxbow is ranked 16.

Golden Soul(for photo credit, click here)
Golden Soul is good at the mile and a quarter, but his pedigree
is marked with turf champions. Perfect Soul, his sire,
was champion Canadian turf horse in 2003. On his dam's side
are many European horses. Golden Soul is ranked 19
Revolutionary(for photo credit, click here)
Revolutionary is a favorite among experts, and he inherits
stamina from his dam, Runup the Colors. From his sire, War Pass,
(War Pass was an undefeated two-year-old champion)
he receives blazing speed. He is ranked 6.

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