July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick look at the son of Afleet Alex.
By Josh Cook This D. Wayne Lukas-trained horse has finished in the money five times in eight career starts, including all three starts this year. Dublin (21-1) is coming off a third-place finish (behind Line of David and Super Saver) in April 10's Arkansas Derby. However he hasn't won since...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick look at Smarty Jones' son.
By Josh Cook The son of Smarty Jones may be a long shot, but Backtalk (21-1) has two wins in two starts on the wet dirt at Churchill Downs. The horse, that is owned by Gold Mark Farm, LLC and trained by Thomas Amoss, won his first three career starts last year (including the Grade II Sanford...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick glance at the horse Robby Albarado will ride in the Derby.
By Josh Cook Dean's Kitten (18-1) is one of a handful of horses coming into the Derby off of a victory, winning the Grade II Lanes End Stakes on March 27. He has finished in the money in six of 11 career starts, with a first and second in three starts this year. The horse, owned by...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick glance at Rick Dutrow Jr.'s Derby entry this year.
By Josh Cook   This Rick Dutrow Jr.-trained horse has finished in the money in half of his six career starts. Homeboykris (17-1), who is owned a group of eight, will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez for the first time. This horse, who will start from the No. 19 post position, has $274,730...
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
Rachel Alexandra returns to Churchill Downs on Friday. Could the champion filly, who wowed us with her victory in the 2009 Kentucky Oaks and Preakness Stakes, overshadow the 136th Run for the Lillies?
By Josh Cook Last year Rachel Alexandra ran away with the Kentucky Oaks. She won the 1 1/8-mile race by a record 20 1/4 lengths in 2009. Fifteen days later she became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes in 85 years on her way to becoming America's Sweetheart and earning Horse of the...
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