Keep up with the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Contenders
By Dana Byerly

Last updated 4/30

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 139. To help you keep up with all the commentary, we’ve created tags for those contenders who are generating discussion. We’ll keep this page updated as more information becomes available, check back often!

Commentary 2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders:
Black Onyx
Charming Kitten New
Code West
Falling Sky
Frac Daddy
Golden Soul New
Govenor Charlie
Java’s War
Normandy Invasion
Palace Malice

We’ve also added links for 2013 Kentucky Oaks contenders who have generated commentary, although there hasn’t been nearly as much so far.

Commentary 2013 Kentucky Oaks Contenders:
Close Hatches
Dreaming of Julia
Flashy Gray New
Midnight Lucky
Princess of Sylmar
Pure Fun
Rose to Gold
Seaneen Girl
Unlimited Budget

These links are also listed in the sidebar to the right. You can also keep track of general 2013 Kentucky Derby or 2013 Kentucky Oaks commentary. We’ve also created a link specifically for workouts.

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 2013 Kentucky Derby News. If it’s Kentucky Oaks news that you’re after, Esther Marr at Blood-Horse provides frequent news and updates. A new entry into the Kentucky Derby and Oaks news and aggregration space is In the Money, run by Hello Race Fans Facebook Community Manager and Contributor, J.J. Hysell.

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
@Man_o_PR – updates from the Jockey Club’s Man o’PR
@TCInsider – on the scene updates from Triple Crown Insider
@ChasingtheDerby – plenty of news on contenders, including workout info
@stakesplaced – images of contenders on the track in the morning New

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? HRTV is streaming live workouts, the time reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks workers is 8:30 am to 8:45 am ET. You can also watch morning works live from Churchill Downs between 8-9 am ET. New

Churchill Downs has also added a page to the official Kentucky Derby site where you can workouts for all the Derby contenders where available. New

And of course, YouTube
Churchill Downs – updates, overviews and workouts
Stephen Darren Rogers – morning work videos from Churchill
Stream Box – morning work videos from Churchill

Be sure to grab free 2013 Kentucky Derby and 2013 Kentucky Oaks Contenders Past Performances from, our preferred past performance provider.

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We’ll have several more posts after the draw, check back!

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