Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kentucky Derby Entries' Bloodlines

Please see yesterday's blog for the morning-line betting odds for the entries.  Following will be the colts in their post positions, with their sires listed, followed by the maternal sires.  
   But, first - Again, the race is on the main dirt track at Churchill Downs, and covers the distance of 10 furlongs, or 1 and 1/4 miles.  Only colts are entered this year, so each entry will carry 126 pounds.    Of the 20 regular entries (plus the two alternates, in case of a scratch), all were born in Kentucky, except for # 2 Thunder Snow, born in Ireland; # 3 Fast and Accurate, born in Pennsylvania; # 6 State of Honor, born in Ontario, Canada; and # 17 Irish War Cry, born in New Jersey.  If you bet by coat colors, all of the colts are bay, brown, or dark bay, except for two gray/roans (# 3 Fast and Accurate, and # 16 Tapwrit) and three chestnuts (# 8 Hence, # 10 Gunnevera, and # 17 Irish War Cry).
  Here's the field, with sires and broodmare sires:
1     Lookin At Lee          Lookin At Lucky          Langfuhr
2     Thunder Snow          Helmet                           Dubai Destination
3     Fast and Accurate     Hansen                          Green Dancer
4     Untrapped                 Trappe Shot                  Giant's Causeway
5     Always Dreaming    Bodemeister                  In Excess
6     State of Honor          To Honor and Serve     Elusive Quality
7     Girvin                       Tale of Ekati                 Malibu Moon
8     Hence                        Street Boss                   A. P. Indy
9     Irap                            Tiznow                         Storm Cat
10   Gunnevera                 Dialed In                     Unbridled
11   Battle of Midway       Smart Strike               Concerto
12   Sonneteer                   Midnight Lute             Half Ours
13   J Boys Echo              Mineshaft                     Menifee
14   Classic Empire          Pioneer of the Nile      Cat Thief
15   McCraken                 Ghostzapper                 Seeking the Gold
16   Tapwrit                      Tapit                             Successful Appeal
17   Irish War Cry             Curlin                          Polish Numbers
18   Gormley                    Malibu Moon               Bernstein
19   Practical Joke            Into Mischief                Distorted Humor
20   Patch                         Union Rags                   A. P. Indy
AE1  Royal Mo                Uncle Mo                      Saint Ballado
AE2  Master Plan             Twirling Candy           Henny Hughes

Tomorrow - Jockeys and trainers...

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