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Friday, April 11, 2014

National HBPA's Quest for the Crown: Preview of the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes

Welcome to the sixth 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 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland and the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 12.

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 You may also post your comments or selections to this blog by clicking the comment link at the bottom of this posting.

$1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) * Oaklawn Park * 4/12 * Approx. Post - 6:07 pm CT

Bayern Takes Oaklawn Spin for Arkansas Derby -

Triple Crown Insider: Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes Preview (video) -

HRRN Plans Blue Grass, Arkansas Derby Show -

That Handicapping Show: Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby (video) -

Oaklawn Park News and Notes -

Bayern, Tapiture meet in Ark. Derby -

Arkansas Derby video preview -

Arkansas Derby & Blue Grass Stakes Preview -

Arkansas Derby – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances -

$750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) * Keeneland * 4/12 * Approx. Post - 5:45 pm ET
Helpful Links:

Complete Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule with Point Values -

Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard -

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Info -

Kentucky Derby Power Rankings from Leading Handicappers -

Profiles of Leading Kentucky Derby Contenders -

Daily Racing Form's Derby Top 20 –

Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen -


Arkansas Derby Race Results said...

It's a full day later and I'm still in complete shock that Danza won the Arkansas Derby. Why didn't I have a dime on that horse?

National HBPA said...

That sure would have been a nice payday!

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