03/30/2012 6:28PM

Kentucky Derby: 'Animal Movers' featuring Bob Baffert (video)


The next time you get into a car and drive to the nearest Thoroughbred racetrack, think about the ease with which you got there: You put the key in the ignition, navigated traffic, parked, and that was that. Now think about what it takes to get any number of the horses you're watching that day to the same racetrack. Not that easy.

Enter James Nelligan and Pacific Pet Transport, his California-based company that makes a living moving exotic and domestic animals large and small -- with all the dicey steps in between. Their move of trainer Bob Baffert's Santa Anita Derby winner Midnight Interlude from California to Churchill Downs for the 2011 Kentucky Derby is the subject of this three-part webisode of "Animal Movers."

Animal Movers: 'The Derby,' Part 1

Animal Movers: 'The Derby,' Part 2

Animal Movers: 'The Derby,' Part 3

Complete DRF User's Guide to the 2012 Kentucky Derby

Click on each link below for the tools you'll need to follow, wager on, and win at the 2012 Kentucky Derby:

Road to the Kentucky Derby: A complete list of the important prep races -- like the Santa Anita Derby -- leading up to the 2012 Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2012, with replay videos and post-race charts.

Kentucky Derby Top 20: A list of the top Kentucky Derby contenders of the moment, updated weekly leading up to the Kentucky Derby by DRF's Jay Privman and Mike Watchmaker. (The Derby Watch list, as it is known, is updated every Wednesday, and an analysis video is filmed each Friday.)

Kentucky Derby Workouts: DRF's Mike Welsch keeps a close eye on all the Derby contenders' workouts, leading up to the big race. Watch workout video and read analysis here.

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Kentucky Derby News on DRF.com: All the latest news on everything Kentucky Derby-related on DRF.com.

Mike Watchmaker's Blog: DRF's national handicapper (and Derby Watch analyst) blogs often about the Kentucky Derby lead-up.

Steven Crist's Blog: The DRF columnist and publisher is one of the top voices in the horse racing world -- get his take during Derby Week and the entire Triple Crown.

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