What is with these daughters of Henny Hughes dominating their male competition? In the States, we all know how Beholder became the toast of old Del Mar with a scintillating performance over the boys in the million dollar Pacific Classic. North of the border, there was an equally dominant case of the lady beating the men, when Academic rolled home the easiest kind of winner in last month’s Grade 3 Canadian Derby. The Tim Rycroft trained miss will try to make it two derbies in a row in Sunday’s $250,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings Racecourse.
With the final preps set, here's where horses need to finish to qualify.
Run down the field of 11 -- and their odds -- for the weekend's headline stakes.
Riders will use whips Friday at Santa Anita after all. What's next in this saga?
Run down odds and analysis for Saturday's Derby prep at Keeneland.
Can these new Derby qualifiers get the distance? Analyst Laurie Ross examines.