Derby fever 101
The days left on the official Kentucky Derby countdown clock are now down to double digits. Shanghai Bobby, the champion 2-year-old of 2012, has made his first start of 2013, even though it wasn't a winning one. New names are emerging every week, and as we work our way out of winter, Derby Fever is slowly spreading throughout the horse racing industry.Try as they might to deny it, it is rare to find a fan of horse racing who is completely immune to the power of Derby Fever. For some it strikes in the depths of winter, while others fight it off until the first Saturday in May. Regardless, in the end, without fail this fever turns into an epidemic by the time the horses step out on to the track at Churchill Downs and the crowd sways to 'My Old Kentucky Home.'
You need to become acquainted with all of the free information that is to be found on Equibase.com. Both the Virtual Stable and the "horse search" function give racing fans a plethora of information for free.
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