2012 Kentucky Derby Prep Race Schedule

This is my 2012 Kentucky Derby prep race schedule. There are many like it, but this one is mine. The Kentucky Derby is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. The Kentucky Derby, without me, is useless. Without the Kentucky Derby, I am useless.

Ok, ok, enough with my bastardization of the rifleman’s creed. At WirePlayers we’re kicking off our annual Kentucky Derby prep race coverage and here’s a handy schedule of key races. It will be updated as the Derby prep season progresses.

And stay tunned because next week we’ll debut this year’s WirePlayers Derby Dozen – guaranteed to satisfy and mystify.

2012 KY Derby & Triple Crown Prep Race Schedule

Date Track Stakes Race Distance Winner
Nov 19 Delta Downs Delta Jackpot (G3 - $1M) 1 & 1/16 miles SABERCAT ($18.00)
Dec 17 Hollywood Park CashCall Futurity (G1 - $750K) 1 & 1/16 miles LIAISON ($12.20)
Jan 7 Santa Anita Sham Stakes (G3 - $100K) 1 & 1/16 miles OUT OF BOUNDS ($22.60)
Jan 16 Oaklawn Park Smarty Jones ($100K) 1 mile JUNEBUGGED ($14.80)
Jan 21 Fair Grounds Lecomte (G3 - $175K) 1 mile, 40 yrds MR BOWLING ($9.20)
Jan 28 Laurel Park Dancing Count S. ($100K) 6 furlongs BEGGARTHYNEIGHBOR ($5.40)
Jan 29 Gulfstream Park Holy Bull (G3 - $400K) 1 mile ALGORITHMS ($7.00)
Feb 4 Tampa Bay Downs Sam F. Davis (G3 - $200K) 1 and 1/16 miles BATTLE HARDENED ($11.00)
Feb 4 Aqueduct Withers (G3 - $200K) 1 and 1/16 miles ALPHA ($2.70)
Feb 4 Santa Anita Robert B. Lewis (G2 - $250K) 1 and 1/8 mile I'LL HAVE ANOTHER ($88.60)
Feb 4 Turfway Park WEBN Stakes ($50K) 1 mile MR PRANKSTER ($5.80)
Feb 11 Gulfstream Park Hutheson (G2 - $150K) 7 furlongs THUNDER MOCCASIN ($2.40)
Feb 18 Golden Gate Fields El Camino Real (G3 - $200K) 1 and 1/8 miles DADDY NOSE BEST ($10.20)
Feb 19 Santa Anita San Vincente (G2 - $150K) 7 furlongs DRILL ($9.60)
Feb 20 Oaklawn Park Southwest (G3 - $250K) 1 mile CASTAWAY ($15.40)
Feb 20 Oaklawn Park Southwest (G3 - $250K) 1 mile SECRET CIRCLE ($3.20)
Feb 25 Fair Grounds Risen Star (G2 - $300K) 1 and 1/16 miles EL PADRINO ($3.60)
Feb 25 Laurel Park Miracle Wood ($100K) 7 furlongs THE LUMBER GUY ($2.80)
Feb 25 Sunland Park Borderland Derby ($100K) 1 and 1/16 miles ISN'T HE CLEVER ($5.00)
Feb 26 Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth (G2 - $400K) 1 and 1/16 miles UNION RAGS ($4.40)
Mar 3 Turfway Park John Battaglia Memorial ($100K) 1 and 1/16 miles STATE OF PLAY ($6.00)
Mar 3 Aqueduct Gotham (G3 - $400K) 1 and 1/16 miles HANSEN ($3.60)
Mar 10 Gulfstream Park Swale (G2 - $150K) 7 furlongs TRINNIBERG ($17.20)
Mar 10 Santa Anita San Felipe (G2 - $250K) 1 and 1/16 miles CREATIVE CAUSE ($6.40)
Mar 10 Tampa Bay Downs Tampa Bay Derby (G2 - $350K) 1 and 1/16 miles PROSPECTIVE ($8.20)
Mar 11 Gulfstream Park Palm Beach (G3 - $150K) 1 and 1/8 miles (turf) HOWE GREAT ($3.40)
Mar 17 Oaklawn Park Rebel (G2 - $500K) 1 and 1/16 miles SECRET CIRCLE ($4.00)
Mar 17 Laurel Park Private Terms ($100K) 1 mile RACONTEUR ($5.60)
Mar 24 Turfway Park Rushaway ($100K) 1 and 1/16 miles FLASHY DRESSER ($5.60)
Mar 24 Turfway Park Vinery Racing Spiral (G3 - $500K) 1 and 1/8 miles WENT THE DAY WELL ($12.40)
Mar 25 Sunland Park Sunland Derby (G3 - $800K) 1 and 1/8 miles DADDY NOSE BEST ($9.40)
Mar 31 Gulfstream Park Florida Derby (G1 - $1M) 1 and 1/8 miles TAKE CHARGE INDY ($17.40)
Mar 31 Meydan UAE Derby (G2 - $2M) 1,900 meters (~9.5 furlongs) DADDY LONG LEGS ($22.80)
Apr 1 Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby (G2 - $1M) 1 and 1/8 miles HERO OF ORDER ($220.80)
Apr 6 Keeneland Transylvania (G3 - $100K) 1 and 1/16 miles (Turf) SILVER MAX ($8.60)
Apr 7 Aqueduct Bay Shore (G3 - $250K) 7 furlongs TRINNIBERG ($4.70)
Apr 7 Aqueduct Wood Memorial (G1 - $1M) 1 and 1/8 miles GEMOLOGIST ($4.40)
Apr 7 Santa Anita Santa Anita Derby (G1 -$1M) 1 and 1/8 miles I'LL HAVE ANOTHER ($10.20)
Apr 7 Hawthorne Illinois Derby (G3 - $500K) 1 and 1/8 miles DONE TALKING ($27.20)
Apr 14 Oaklawn Park Arkansas Derby (G1 - $1M) 1 and 1/8 miles BODEMEISTER ($6.80)
Apr 14 Keeneland Blue Grass (G1 - $750K) 1 and 1/8 miles DULLAHAN ($8.40)
Apr 21 Keeneland Lexington (G3 - $200K) 1 and 1/16 miles ALL SQUARED AWAY ($143.20)
Apr 21 Aqueduct Jerome (G2 - $200K) 1 mile THE LUMBER GUY ($6.50)
Apr 28 Churchill Downs The Derby Trial (G3 - $200K) 1 mile HIERRO ($12.00)
May 5 Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby (G1) 1 and 1/4 miles I'LL HAVE ANOTHER ($32.60)
May 19 Pimlico Preakness (G1) 1 and 3/16 miles I'LL HAVE ANOTHER ($8.40)
Jun 9 Belmont Park Belmont Stakes (G1) 1 and 1/2 miles  

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