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Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Zozos
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Zozos

2022-04-20T23:42:51.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It’s no wonder why Zozos employed pacesetting tactics to finish second in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and qualify for the Kentucky Derby (G1). His pedigree is full of fast horses and speed influences.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Zandon
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Zandon

2022-04-18T20:04:30.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

After placing in his first two starts on the Kentucky Derby trail, Zandon unleashed an explosive rally to dominate the Blue Grass S. (G1) and stamp his credentials as a serious Kentucky Derby threat.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree profile: Messier
Kentucky Derby Pedigree profile: Messier

2022-04-18T16:55:29.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) winner Messier has shown flashes of serious talent on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. And rest assured, he has the pedigree to be a serious player in the spring classics.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Mo Donegal
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Mo Donegal

2022-04-18T14:43:50.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

At the end of 2010, trainer Todd Pletcher headed into winter with Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Uncle Mo in his barn. Now he's back with Uncle Mo's son, Mo Donegal.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: White Abarrio
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: White Abarrio

2022-04-17T21:02:12.000ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Pedigree handicapping can be a challenge, particularly when there’s limited data to interpret. Such is the case with White Abarrio, winner of the Holy Bull S. (G3) and Florida Derby (G1).
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Forbidden Kingdom
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Forbidden Kingdom

2022-03-08T19:16:19.891ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Speed is the name of the game for Forbidden Kingdom, but can his pedigree carry him over the testing 1 1/4-mile distance of the Kentucky Derby?
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Morello
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Morello

2022-03-08T19:16:08.605ZJ. Keeler Johnson

The early successes for Morello may have come in sprints and short routes, but this exciting Kentucky Derby (G1) contender has the pedigree to run much farther.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Simplification
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Simplification

2022-03-08T19:15:57.285ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Simplification looks like a serious player for the Kentucky Derby (G1). But does he have the breeding to shine on the first Saturday in May?
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Tiz the Bomb
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Tiz the Bomb

2022-03-07T22:33:39.494ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Is there any racing surface Tiz the Bomb can’t handle?
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Un Ojo
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Un Ojo

2022-02-28T21:05:28.335ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Un Ojo’s Rebel S. (G2) triumph may have come as a surprise on the day, but his classy pedigree has long hinted at serious potential.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Classic Causeway
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Classic Causeway

2022-02-15T13:05:08.171ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Can the late, great racehorse and stallion Giant's Causeway sire a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner in his final year of opportunity?
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for February 10, 2022
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for February 10, 2022

2022-02-10T19:57:40.042ZJason Beem

Jason talks with Jessica Paquette about Thoroughbred breeding and using it for handicapping.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Early Voting
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Early Voting

2022-02-09T11:54:51.418ZJ. Keeler Johnson

A favorable pedigree isn’t the only requirement to win the Kentucky Derby (G1). But it’s a good place to start.

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