- Road to the Kentucky Derby
- Racing & Wagering
- Derby Experience
- Plan Your Visit
Prep Race HistoryDownload Past Performances
Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and also trained Kentucky Oaks winners Rags to Riches (2007) and Princess of Sylmar (2013). He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Texas native has also been the leading American conditioner by money won nine times since 2004. He's conditioned multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank – and has saddled a co-record five starters in the Kentucky Derby twice before (2007 & 2013). Pletcher ranks second by Kentucky Derby starters with 40, trailing only living-legend D. Wayne Lukas.
John Velazquez has ridden in thirteen editions of the Kentucky Derby and won the 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. He won the 2004 Kentucky Oaks with Ashado. John was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 and was twice awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. He is a two time Belmont Stakes winner and has ridden 10 horses to victory in the Breeders' Cup. Other notable mounts include: Uncle Mo, Da Hoss, Lemon Drop Kid, Lawyer Ron, and Rags to Riches.
E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC.
In 1983, the Robshams became involved in racing and breeding Thoroughbreds. Joyce Robsham and her husband E. Paul Robsham owned the racing stable together until he passed away in 2004. Joyce now oversees the E. Paul Robsham Racing Stable. Their homebred winners include Discreetly Mine who was the winner of the King’s Bishop (GI), Amsterdam (GII), Jersey Shore, and Risen Star Stakes; and R Heat Lightning who won the Spinaway (GI) and was second in the Frizette (GI). Other stakes winners for the E. Paul Robsham Racing Stable include Broadway's Alibi, Trust N Luck, Ruby Hill, Pretty Discreet, Canadian Frontier, Feline Story, and Astoria. Joyce Robsham and her racing stable was named the leading owner in 2004 at the Belmont Park Spring/Summer Meet. Joyce and E. Paul Robsham were founding partners of New Vocations, a racehorse adoption program that works to give racehorses a new life and career off the racetrack.
Vindication--Broadway Gold, by Seeking the Gold
Broadway’s Alibi is by undefeated champion Vindication out of the Seeking the Gold mare Broadway Gold, herself a stakes winner.
Broadway Gold is a daughter of Miss Doolittle, a Storm Cat mare who counts champion Eliza as her dam. Miss Doolittle was Grade 2-placed on track and would go on in the breeding shed to produce last year’s Florida Derby winner Dialed In.
Vindication has done well when mixed with the Storm Bird bloodline. Frolic’s Revenge, whose dam is a daughter of Summer Squall, is a dual stakes winner who opened 2012 with a third in the Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream. Stakes heroine Crisis of Spirit is out of a Storm Cat mare, while dual Grade 3-placed stakes victor Vengeful Wildcat’s dam is by a son of Storm Cat.
Vindication’s offspring show an average winning distance of 6.9 furlongs, but have won up to two miles. Seeking the Gold’s progeny have won up to three miles while averaging 7.3 furlongs. Both sires were Grade 1 winners at nine furlongs or longer.
Broadway’s Alibi has dominated her past three races at sprint distances, and should relish the stretch out in ground. She is a half-sister to the Bernardini filly R Gypsy Gold, who broke her maiden by 7 ½ lengths last year at 1 1/16 miles before going on to run third in the Mother Goose and capture the Real Prize Stakes, both at 8 ½ furlongs.
Powered by Brisnet