02/26/2015 1:21PM

Kentucky Derby contenders: Pedigree profiles

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Juvenile champion American Pharoah represents another classics contender for young sire Pioneerof the Nile.

Throughout the spring prep season, DRF Breeding will publish pedigree profiles of Kentucky Derby contenders. Our current profiles are archived below, in alphabetical order.

American Pharoah

Carpe Diem

Dortmund

Far Right

Firing Line

Frosted

International Star

Khozan (off Derby trail)

Ocean Knight

Royal Son

Upstart

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Honnimae More than 1 year ago
Toss every Horse with Storm Cat Out First and then Handicapp. Horses with Storm Cat anywhere in their Peddy Don't Finish in the Top Ten.. a lot of Them Here you FIgure one will break through. One of them has Storm Cat and Unbrided Song . US was a Cripple and all his Offspring are Weak in the Legs. They should be Banned from Running at 2
Ken Herlich More than 1 year ago
take with a grain of salt and lean towards the mare side
john g More than 1 year ago
You have to take pedigree with a grain of salt. Its not exact science, that said, I suppose Khozan looks solid, except very weak on foundation. I could imagine one day when a colt wins a maiden race, then a Derby points race, and heads to the Derby. Trainers nowadays go overboard on the meaning of " fresh". Do they think freshly born?