April 21, 2009

The 2009 Kentucky Derby and the Power of Pedigree

The 2009 Kentucky Derby is less than two weeks away. Are you ready for a mint julep? And maybe a big hat? A lot of people are saying it's a strong field this year (at the least, stonger than last year). And looking over the top contenders it really stands out how bloodlines matter in this sport. Of the eight horses atop Steve Haskins's most recent Derby Dozen, half of them are descended from A.P. Indy (Friesan Fire, General Quarters, I Want Revenge and Dunkirk). More than half are descended from A.P. Indy's sire, Seattle Slew.

Posted by armand at April 21, 2009 10:09 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Sports

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