Week of April 19, 2010
The Preparation Begins
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder

This week we’ll start prepping for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, they’re coming up soon and we want to help you be prepared! The media coverage this week is going to be all about workouts and we kick off the week with a piece to help you get in on the action and make the most of all the information out there.

Pedigree is always a hot topic around Derby time and we’ve got a fab introduction to the concepts and terminology of pedigree. Next week we’ll have a pedigree post specifically geared towards the Derby, among other Derby and Oaks content!

Later in the week we’ve also got a piece to help you mine all the incredible Derby data available at this time of the year… time to get the spreadsheet party started! And while we’re in the mood for metrics, we’ll also have a piece about measuring the prep races… in the context of history what do they mean? Are some preps more useful than others?

And speaking of preps, we’ve compiled two handy play lists at YouTube, one of all the Kentucky Derby races to date and one of all the All Kentucky Oaks prep race. Grab some snacks and perhaps a spreadsheet and dive into this year’s prep season!

Kentucky Derby Preps:

Kentucky Oaks Preps:

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