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Friday, April 10, 2015

National HBPA's Quest for the Crown, Sponsored by Finish Line Horse Products Inc.: Arkansas Derby

Welcome to the sixth edition of the National HBPA's Quest for the Crown, sponsored by Finish Line Horse Products Inc. Each edition features a 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 and more for this weekend’s major prep races.

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 * 4/11 * Approx. Post Time 6:18 pm ET

American Pharoah Heavy Favorite for Arkansas Derby (USA Today)

Inside the Numbers: Arkansas Derby (America’s Best Racing)

Baffert Hoping to ‘Learn More” About American Pharoah in Arkansas Derby (Brisnet)

Arkansas Derby TV Schedule, Post Positions and Odds (Bleacher Report)

Derby Hopefuls Need to Run Well in Arkansas Derby (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Arkansas Derby to Have Profound Impact on Kentucky Derby (Miami Herald)

Lukas Defends Running Mr. Z in Arkansas Derby (Louisville Courier-Journal)

American Pharoah Towers Over Arkansas Derby Field (Horse Racing Nation)

Arkansas Derby Features Far Right vs. American Pharoah (WDRB)

American Pharoah No Lock in Arkansas Derby (America’s Best Racing)

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 –

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