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Saarland's Road to the Roses: Week 5

Updated: February 6, 2002, 5:43 PM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN.com

What does it take to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby? To find out, ESPN.com is tracking a top 3-year-old -- 2001 Remsen Stakes winner Saarland -- for as long as he is a viable candidate for Derby 128. Trainer Shug McGaughey has granted writer Jeremy Plonk daily access to his barn to construct a detailed diary of Saarland's journey on the Road to the Roses, recording his activities as well as those of the people that care for him. Here is how the Cynthia Phipps-owned sophomore spent the fifth ...

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