Keep up with the 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders
By Dana Byerly

Last updated: Wednesday May 2

It’s that time of year: Now that the major preps are done, there’s plenty of speculation and casemaking (both pro and con) for the contenders of Kentucky Derby 138. To help you keep up with all the commentary, we’ve created tags for those contenders who are generating discussion.

Commentary 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders:
Creative Cause
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Nose Best
El Padrino
I’ll Have Another
Take Charge Indy
Union Rags
Went The Day Well

We’ve also added links for 2012 Kentucky Oaks contenders who have generated commentary, although there hasn’t been nearly as much so far.

Commentary 2012 Kentucky Oaks Contenders:
And Why Not
Amie’s Dini
Believe You Can
Broadway’s Alibi
Colonial Empress
Eden’s Moon
Grace Hall
Hard Not to Like
Jemima’s Pearl
Karlovy Vary
On Fire Baby
Oaks Lily New
Summer Applause

These links are also listed in the sidebar to the right. You can also keep track of general 2012 Kentucky Derby or 2012 Kentucky Oaks commentary.

Looking for News?
Our focus here at Raceday 360 is on commentary rather than news, but the Churchill Downs Media Department Twitter feed is a great source of up to the minute Derby & Oaks news. @DerbyContenders and @chasingthederby are also great sources of 2012 Kentucky Derby News. If it’s Kentucky Oaks news that you’re after, Esther Marr at Blood-Horse provides frequent news and updates.

Other items of note include a lovely documentary on Union Rags produced by Track Pack PA that includes one our favorite bloggers and collaborators, Lisa Grimm, and a blog for Hansen, produced by Louisville Courier Journal.

Our friends at Kentucky Confidential are back for another year! If storytelling is what you crave, Kentucky Confidential has got what you need!

There’s always Twitter!
If you’re looking for free clocker information, we suggest the following Twitter accounts in addition the aforementioned @DerbyMedia:
@DRFWelsch – Daily Racing Form’s own clocker extraordinaire
@dejulio – personal account of professional clocker
@Grade1Racing – info on workouts and a lot of other good information
@morningworks – dedicated to workout information
@ClockerDH – southern California workout information
@ClockersCorner – the one, the only Santa Anita clocker hangout
@Man_o_PR – updates from the Jockey Club’s Man o’PR
@TCInsider – on the scene updates from Triple Crown Insider

And no free clocker’s report list would be complete with the Daily Racing Form’s annual Kentucky Derby Workout section, complete with reports from their very own clocker, Mike Welsch.

Want to watch workouts for yourself? Check the HRTV Video Vault! (Note: these are no longer free)

And of course, YouTube
On YouTube you can find a couple of sources to watch workouts:
Stephen Darren Rogers – morning work videos from Churchill
Keeneland – morning work videos from Keeneland
Chasing the Derby – dedicated to all thing Derby, on site at Churchill
Blood-Horse – post-workout trainer interviews from the backstretch
Churchill Downs: Daily updates from the backstretch
Focused Filly – daily recap of works and gallops

Be sure to grab free 2012 Kentucky Derby and 2012 Kentucky Oaks Contenders Past Performances from, our preferred past performance provider.

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