As Horse Racing, and the rest of the world, turns the page to 2013 that, in turn, means I will be focusing back on the three year old division and the road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. It starts this weekend as we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Sham Stakes (for three year olds) at Santa Anita Racetrack where Goldencents will be installed as the morning line favorite.
In case you haven’t notice in the past few years, I generally focus on the three year old division from January thru June (The Belmont Stakes), then from June to December its wide open and I try to touch on all the other divisions.
Anyway The Sham, which is run at one mile, is the first race in a series of races that culminate with the 2013 Santa Anita Derby on April 6 and all with the May 6 Kentucky Derby as the ultimate goal.
In case you aren’t familiar with the races’ namesake, Sham, who was best known for spending the spring of 1973 chasing the great Secretariat around Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont ...