Welcome to the first edition of the National HBPA's Quest for the Crown, a weekly look at the major prep races on the road to the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Below you will find a variety of links to previews, analysis, video, free PPs and more for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs and the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Sanata Anita Park. New links will be added as the races draw closer.
After the links, you will also find useful information about the Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, points standings and leading contenders.
If you have a link to suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also post your comments or selections to this blog by clicking the comment link at the bottom of this posting.
$300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) * Santa Anita Park * 3/8 * Approx. Post - 2:00 pm PT
Sherman Keeps Ticking With California Chrome - Bloodhorse.com
That Handicapping Show: Santa Anita Handicap and San Felipe Preview (video) - Bloodhorse.com
Bayern Out of San Felipe With Bruised Quarter - Bloodhorse.com
Rapid Riser Bayern Focus of San Felipe Stakes - Bloodhorse.com
Santa Anita Park Stable Notes - Santaanita.com
San Felipe Stakes Preview - Horseracingnation.com
San Felipe Stakes Selections and Free PPs - Downthestretchs.com
$350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) * Tampa Bay Downs * 3/8 * Approx. Post - 5:25 pm ET
Conquest Titan, Vinceremos Loom in Tampa Bay - Bloodhorse.com
Tampa Bay Derby Handicapping Preview (video) - DRF.com
Tampa Bay Derby Preview - Horseracingnation.com
Tampa Bay Derby Selections and Free PPs - Downthestretchs.com
Bond Holder Out of Tampa Bay Derby - ESPN.com
Tampa Bay Downs News and Notes - Tampabaydowns.com
Vinceremos continues bonus bid in Tampa Bay Derby - Brisnet.com
Complete Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule with Point Values - KentuckyDerby.com
Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard - KentuckyDerby.com
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Info - KentuckyDerby.com
Kentucky Derby Power Rankings from Leading Handicappers - KentuckyDerby.com
Profiles of Leading Kentucky Derby Contenders - KentuckyDerby.com
Daily Racing Form's Derby Top 20 – DRF.com
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - BloodHorse.com