Sunday, April 1, 2012

Road to Derby 2012

As pointed out in 2011, the road to the Kentucky Derby follows a couple of high-profile races through the Derby prep season. Some of the major races are:
  • The Florida Derby (YT) was on March 31. In an upset, Take Charge Indy with Calvin Borel beat Revelon and the favorite, Union Rags with Julien Leparoux.
  • The Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds is April 1 (YT, HRN). Hero of Order beats Mark Valeski at 109-1 odds.
  • The Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park is April 7 (HRN).
  • The Illinois Derby at Hawthorne is April 7 (HRN).
  • The Wood Memorial States at Aqueduct is on April 7 (HRN)
  • The Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn is on April 14.
  • The Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland is April 14.
Apparently everyone is on Twitter these days: Julien Leparoux, CJ Sports, Thoroughbred Racing, KY Derby Contenders, TwinSpires, Derby Fun. The C-J also has its racing blog and racing headlines.