LINES OF BATTLE
Owner: Joe Allen, Mrs. J Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Jockey: Ryan L. Moore
Trainer: Aidan P. O’Brien
Family Tree: Sire: War Front (Danzig); Dam: Black Speck (Arch)
YEAR ST W P S EARNINGS
2013 1 1 0 0 $1,200,000
2012 5 2 1 0 $76,214
TOTALS: 6 3 1 0 $1,276,214
VICTORIES OF NOTE: Grade 2 UAE Derby
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: The latest to try the mile and three-sixteenths UAE Derby to the Kentucky Derby — though no UAE horses have ever hit the board in the Kentucky Derby. Moore is Britain’s three-time riding champ. Colt has yet to run on dirt and no horse since 1937 has won the Kentucky Derby after just one start at 3.
CAN WIN BECAUSE: He will be ridden by one of England’s best and has already handled nearly this same distance in winning the UAE Derby.
CAN’T WIN BECAUSE: Horses coming out of the UAE Derby, regardless of their connections, never fire in the Kentucky Derby.
I think this is the horse roadkill is talking about; it's not owned by one of the sheiks. Doesn't seem a very traditional path for a Derby winner.
seriously...its one of the most balanced fields to come along in quite awhile..there are at least 4 horses in the field that could dominate the race, 10 that have a legit shot at winning it...no offense RK but your friend doesnt know what he is talking about or doesnt follow horse racing closely
Now they're saying 90% chance of rain in Kentucky...and lots of it. Could change things and allow a longshot to sneak in. Dreaming of Julia never fired in the Oaks, last year's champion Beholder was 2nd; anyone who had money on the longshot that won did well.
Tough field to choose from but I'm going with....
Dave and Darlene Broomhead
FTCH AFTCH Pekisko's Round Midnight
FTCH AFTCH Baypoint Ruby Vroom to Davadar
Mjolnir Rip Roarin to Davadar
Frr's Ray of Sunshine
Wimberway's Bordering Davadar (truck dog extraordinaire)
This looked like a great photo and quote for Derby Day. Could apply to the dogs as well.
"Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none ever happened." -Libby Fudim
I don't use the PM feature, so just email me direct at the address shown above.