Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ky. Derby Trail 1.04.2009 "The Word"

Old Fashioned (Unbridled's Song), Ramon Dominguez up, wins the Remson S. (G2) at Aqueduct 11.29.2008db ( Horse Racing Photos by EquiSport Photos/Dianne Boothe )

Here's the rundown as I see it, in order. Purely speculative and unscientific. Neither 'Pioneerof the Nile' nor 'Haynesfield' really impressed this time out, so their position is relatively unchanged.
The Lecomte is this weekend, and could bring some new contenders into the mix. Square Eddie runs back in the San Rafael S. Jan 17 at Santa Anita.
I'm starting to get a few pictures on the website... http://www.equisportphotos.com/gallery/6981546_RBDHb

Kentucky Derby Trail 1.04.2009
1 Old Fashioned
2 Square Eddie
3 Beethoven
4 Midshipman
5 Vineyard Haven
6 Donativum (GB)
7 Big Drama
8 PioneeroftheNile
9 Giant Oak
10 Haynesfield
11 Coronet of a Baron
12 Notonthesamepage
13 I Want Revenge
14 Capt. Candyman Can
15 West Side Bernie
16 Break Water Edison
17 Chocolate Candy
18 Well Positioned
19 Charitable Man
20 Munnings
21 Cribnote

Kentucky Oaks Trail 1.04.2009
1 Stardom Bound
2 Maram
3 Laragh
4 Four Gifts
5 Rachel Alexandra
6 C.S. Silk
7 Dream Empress


  1. Well, Let me be the first to respond to the blog. I like the listing of derby hopefuls, but my bet is with Beethoven first, Square Eddie then Old Fashioned. Just my 3 cents which is worth NOTHING!! Well it is worth 3 cents. But way to go with your Derby picture of Big Brown being an honorable mention for the Eclipse Awards. My Dad would be proud of you.


  2. Well Thank-you JB.
    Check out the replay of Old Fashioned in the Remson...impressive. The horse has yet to be asked to do anything. Video link in this article... http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/48246/old-fashioned-cruises-in-remsen-stakes