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2019 Kentucky Derby Facts, Figures
Winning Connections and Other Facts about Country House
Trainer: Bill Mott
Owner: Mrs. J. V. Shields, Jr., M. McFadden, Jr. & LNJ Foxwoods (Larry, Nanci and Jamie Roth)
Breeder: J. V. Shields, Jr.
Sire (Sire’s Sire, Dam): Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike (CAN), Private Feeling)
Dam (Dam’s Sire, Dam): Quake Lake (War Chant, Shooting Party)
Dosage Profile (Points) Index: 5-7-11-1-0 (24) 2.69
Foal Date: May 8, 2016
Auction Purchase: Not sold at public auction
The Top Five Finishers
1. Country House
2. Code of Honor
5. Game Winner
The winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified and placed 17th.
Winning Time: 2:03.93
Country House's Fractions: 23.66, 47.57, 1:13.35, 1:38.65, 2:04.28
Country House's Internal Fractions: He went the first quarter mile of the Kentucky Derby in 23.66, the second quarter in 23.91, the third in 25.78, the fourth in 25.30 and the final quarter mile in 25.63.
Winning Margin: Country House lost by 1 3/4 lengths
Purse: $3,000,000. First $1,860,000; second $600,000; third $300,000; fourth $150,000; fifth $90,000
Country House: $132.40 to win, $56.60 to place and $24.60 to show. The win payoff was the second-highest in the history of the Derby.
Code of Honor: $15.20 to place, $9.80 to show
Tacitus: $5.60 to show
$1 Oaks-Derby Double $1,290.50
$2 Exacta $3,009.60
50 cent Pick 3 $638.80
50 cent Pick 4 $11,325,65
50 cent Pick Five 5 $72,317.60
$2.00 Oaks-Derby Pick 6 (5 of 6) $67,936.00
20 cent pick six jackpot (six correct) $271,869.82
$1 Superfecta $51,400
$1 Trifecta $11,475.30
Future Pool 1 (#24) $4.60
Sire Pool (#24) 13.80
Future Pool 2 (#24) $7.60
Future Pool 3 (#4) $61.00
Future Pool 4 (#24) $40.00
Finish position, beaten lengths
1. Maximum Security -DISQUALIFIED TO 17TH
2. Country House, beaten 1 3/4 lengths
3. Code of Honor, beaten 2 1/2 lengths
4. Tacitus, beaten 3 1/4 lengths
5. Improbable, beaten 3 1/4 lengths
6. Game Winner, beaten 3 3/4 lengths
7. Master Fencer, beaten 4 lengths
8. War of Will, beaten 4 1/2 lengths, head
9. Plus Que Parfait, beaten 5 1/4 lengths
10. Win Win Win, beaten 8 1/2 lengths
11. Cutting Humor, beaten 9 1/4 lengths, head
12. By My Standards, beaten 11 1/4 lengths
13. Vekoma, beaten 30 14 3/4 lengths
14. Bodexpress, beaten 15 lengths
15. Tax, beaten 15 lengths, head
16. Roadster beaten 16 1/2 lengths
17. Long Range Toddy, beaten 18 lengths
18. Spinoff, beaten 18 lengths
19. Gray Magiciam, beaten 26 1/4 lengths
Scratched: Haikal (#11), Omaha Beach (#12)
Looking forward to your posts!
One thing though is I will never use last years Derby as a historical reference. That race was all skewed!!! The only thing that stood out with that race was the St. Simon Connection.
Here's a Bloodhorse article to pay attention to...........
Let's examine three currently unheralded 3-year-olds with the potential to make some noise on the Derby trail this winter:
Could lightning possibly strike twice for Someday Farm and trainer John Servis? Back in 2004, Servis saddled the Someday Farm homebred Smarty Jones to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1), improbable triumphs that stamped the talented colt as a fan favorite. Now here we are, 16 years later, and the Servis/Someday Farm team is back together with an exciting son of Smarty Jones named Dreams Untold.
Produced from the Seattle Slew mare Shootforthestars, Dreams Untold didn't show much in his debut on November 10 at Parx Racing, tracking the pace on his way to a modest third-place finish. But Dreams Untold looked like a completely different horse when crushing a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight on January 4 at Parx.
With jockey Kyle Frey in the saddle, Dreams Untold was difficult to load and broke just a step slowly before recovering to press the pace through fractions of :22.59 and :45.72. Then Dreams Untold put away his rivals and powered clear under urging to win by a staggering 14 1/4 lengths, finishing the final five-sixteenths in :31.44 to record a respectable final time of 1:17.16.
Dreams Untold received an 88 Beyer for his effort. He'll need to keep improving if he's going to challenge on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, but his eye-catching maiden triumph was a big step in the right direction. And what a story it would be to see Someday Farm and John Servis return to the Derby!
He's still a maiden, but Steely Danza ran a huge race in his debut sprinting six furlongs on December 28 at Fair Grounds. Trainer Steve Margolis isn't known for winning with first-time starters, but this son of Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Danza was obviously ready to roll.
Breaking from post two under jockey Gabrial Saez, Steely Danza came flying out of the starting gate and briefly led before conceding the advantage to free-running Twilight Fantasy, who opened up a 2 1/2-length lead through a blazing opening quarter-mile in :21.43.
I was impressed with the way Steely Danza allowed Twilight Fantasy to go on by without getting rank, and I was even more impressed with the way Steely Danza gobbled up ground on the far turn to reclaim the lead following a half-mile in :45.40.
After such an odd trip—starting, stopping, and starting again while rallying into the teeth of a fast pace—Steely Danza had every reason to fade in the homestretch. But instead, he fought on gamely down the lane to finish clearly second-best, beaten just 1 3/4 lengths by 11-10 favorite Digital.
No matter how you slice it, this was an impressive run from Steely Danza. RacingFlow.com assigned the race a Closer Favorability Ratio (CFR) of 96 out of 100, indicating a strongly closer-favoring pace flow detrimental to Steely Danza. If this colt encounters a fairer setup in his second start, he should graduate without difficulty and possibly join the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Technically speaking, Tizamagician hasn't finished second behind every Derby contender of significance in California—it only feels that way. This son of Tiznow finished second in four of his five starts as a juvenile, coming home behind Wrecking Crew and Honor A. P., among others.
Trainer Richard Mandella finally convinced Tizamagician to turn things around in a one-mile maiden special weight on January 1 at Santa Anita. As if to celebrate turning three years old, Tizamagician parlayed a pace-tracking trip into a 2 1/2-length victory, recording a final time of 1:37.91 that translated to an 85 Beyer.
Tizamagician's lengthy string of early defeats might prevent some handicappers from viewing him as a serious Kentucky Derby contender. But keep in mind, Mandella's star colt Omaha Beach (favored for the 2019 Kentucky Derby before withdrawing with a breathing issue) lost the first four starts of his career before impressively turning things around.
This doesn't mean Tizamagician will develop into the next Omaha Beach. Few horses ever reach such a lofty level. But by securing his maiden win, Tizamagician appears to have turned a corner and could improve from here on out, making him a horse watch on the Derby trail this winter.
I will try to look into the breeding of these guys. I have purposefully not been looking around too hard so I dont fall for any horses this year - I seem to do it every year and it affects me!!!!
Thanks for the facts. brl72200. You could go the route I'm going this year Lisa (so far) and just like them all. Anyone who won last year and so far this year I like. So easy!
I know he's no longer 3, but it was really nice to see Sir Winston win his first race, an allowance this year, and he did it so nicely. So hopefully a good 4 year this year. One of Awesome Again's last. Off to Dubai apparently.
Well, it's about time!!!!!! Churchill had a custom 20 horse gate made exclusively for the Kentucky Derby.........here's the article.
Agree br, read that and exactly my reaction. That nasty confusing gap GONE!
Really interested how Dennis' Moment & Storm the Court fare this year.
Triple Crown nominations are up..............
Holy Crow!! had no idea there were so many. Really looking forward to Independence Hall this weekend in the Sam F. Davis.
More can be added, this isn't a final tally.
Storm the Court in the San Vicente!
PP's for the horses in the 2nd phase of the Derby futures...........
More upsets of course, what's February without that. Independence Hall ceded to Sole Volante, and just watched Storm the Court come in 4th to Nadal (& what a brutal winners circle that was.) Storm the Court is DP = 5-2-7-0-0 (14) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.86
Nadal is DP = 3-15-15-2-1 (36) DI = 2.43 CD = 0.47
Watching Storm the Court, it just felt like he needs more length. None of this charging out of the gate for him. Not sure what to make of Nadal, he was just pumped. Really don't know what to make of the Sam Davis, SoleV looked good though DP = 6-5-17-6-2 (36) DI = 1.18 CD = 0.19
Independence Hall is DP = 3-13-6-0-0 (22) DI = 6.33 CD = 0.86
I'm betting on Mean Mary for everything ok? She won La Prevoyante, is a Scat Daddy 4 yr old & is apparently appropriately named. Damsire is Dynaformer, so that may be where she gets her cussed nature.
Anna, you're killing me with these numbers! Pediquery numbers are not correct!!
Well that's what I thought, they looked a little weird to me. So I was hoping you'd explain , & make sense of it all, haha
This still has not changed and probably never will. (Use Equineline going forward)
Like pooping in the drinking water.
Facts and Figures about 2020 Early K.D. nominations........
The Race Is On
The total of 347 slipped 15 horses from last year’s 362 that were nominated at the early stage. That's a four percent decline.
Other nominated stakes winners include Authentic (Sham Stakes); Basin (Hopeful); Chance It (Mucho Macho Man); Dennis’ Moment (Iroquois); Eight Rings (American Pharoah); Enforceable (LeComte); Gold Street (Sugar Bowl and Smarty Jones); Green Light Go (Saratoga Special); High Velocity (Bob Hope); Independence Hall (Nashua and Jerome); Liam’s Lucky Charm (Pasco); Max Player (Withers); Maxfield (Breeders’ Futurity); Mischevious Alex (Swale); Shoplifted (Springboard Mile); Shotski (Remsen); Silver Prospector (Kentucky Jockey Club); Structor (Pilgrim and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf); Thousand Words (Los Alamitos Futurity and Robert B. Lewis); and Tiz the Law (Champagne and Holy Bull).
Ajaaweed, American Theorem, Answer In, As Seen On Tv, Azul Coast, Blackberry Wine, Candy Tycoon, Caracaro, Carpe Omnious, Cost Basis, Digital, Disc Jockey, Dreams Untold, Echo Town, Ete Indien, Exaulted, Farmington Road, Gouverneur Morris, Great Power, Honor A. P., Lane Way, Mailman Money, Major Fed, Market Analysis, Mr. Monomoy, Nadal, Palm Springs, Portos, Premier Star, Royal Act, Silver Ratio, Silver State, Three Technique, Toledo, Violent City, War Stopper, Wells Bayou and West Sider are some notable nominated prospects.
Todd Pletcher leads all trainers with 26 nominations. Steve Asmussen and Bob Baffert are next with 21 and 19 nominees, respectively.
Owner, Breeder With Most Nominations
Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm leads all owners with 13 nominations.
Godolphin is the leading breeder with nine nominated.
First-crop sire American Pharaoh, who swept the 2015 Triple Crown, is the leading sire with 15 offspring nominated.
Uncle Mo is next with 13 and is followed by Into Mischief (12), Constitution (10), Liam’s Map (10), Curlin (9) and Tapit (9).
Seven fillies were nominated, including three-time stakes winner Finite (trained by Steve Asmussen and unbeaten Taraz (Brad Cox).
The nominees include 35 horses based outside of North America, including 20 from Japan – up from four last year.
The Japan contingent is led at this point by Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun winner Vacation (JPN) and Cattleya Sho winner Dieu du Vin (JPN).
Eleven horses were nominated from Ireland, including six trained by Aidan O’Brien, led by Juddmonte Royal Lodge winner Royal Dornoch (IRE). There are three trained by his son Joseph O'Brien.
Late Nomination Info
Horses not nominated to the Triple Crown during the early phase can be made eligible at www.thetriplecrown.com for $6,000 during the late nomination period which continues through March 30, 2020. If not nominated by that date, horses can become eligible through payment of a supplemental nomination fee due at the time of entry for either the Kentucky Derby ($200,000), Preakness ($150,000) or Belmont ($50,000).
Fewest points to make it to the Derby fared how????
2019 Bodexpress 40 points finished 14th
2018 Installed Regard 29 points 4th
2017 Sonneteer 30 points 16th
2016 MoTom 32 points 8th
2015 Frammento 20 points 11th
2014 Commanding Curve 20 points 17th
2013 Giant Finish 10 points 10th
Definitely puts it into perspective how tough it is to win this.