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2002 Triple Crown Comments


It's Triple Crown time again, and to keep you up to date with what is happening with the primary contenders keep an eye on this page which will be updated throughout the Triple Crown season.

Prep Races To Watch

First, what races are the ones to watch? In our opinion the main contenders are likely to emerge from the following races:

  • April 6th ........... The Santa Anita Derby (Santa Anita)
  • April 13th .......... Arkansas Derby (Oaklawn)
  • April 13th .......... Blue Grass Stakes (Keeneland)
  • April 13th .......... Wood Memorial (Aqueduct)

    The Kentucky Derby winner should come from a decent, though not necessarily a winning, effort in any one of these races. Pay attention to developing form however because often the actual result from the prep race can be misleading. Remember that the trainers are trying to aim the best effort for the key race which is the Derby, not the prep race. And there is always the factor of racing luck.

    Horses to Watch

    With one month to go, here are the horses we think are the main contenders with their tentative FTS power ratings. The FTS ratings will be finally adjusted following the running of the prep races. At this point it looks like a small edge goes to Harlan's Holiday off an impressive win in the Florida Derby. Another to keep an eye on is Tempera who won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillie event last year, and has been working well. With many suggesting this is a sub-standard crop of colts this year, maybe the fillie has a chance.

  • Harlan's Holiday ....101
  • Came Home ............99
  • Tempera ..................99
  • Mayakovsky ............99
  • Booklet ....................98
  • Medaglia D'oro ....... 98
  • Repent .....................97
  • Johannesburg ...........97
  • Buddha ....................96