Meet the Derby and Oaks horses of 2012

Meet the Derby and Oaks horses of 2012

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LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 27: Union Rags is riden by Peter Brette during the morning excercise session in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 27, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11 Sports

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Posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 6:22 PM

(WHAS11) -- Before you make your pick, get to know the horses of the 2012 Derby and Oaks! WHAS11 has compiled a guide for you with links and information.

Kentucky Derby 138 horses:

-Alpha: Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

-Bodemeister: Owner: Zayat Stables Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Mike Smith +VIDEO: Bob Baffert discusses Derby contender +PHOTO of Bodemeister

-Creative Cause: Owner: Heinz Steinmann Trainer: Mike Harrington Jockey: Joel Rosario

-Daddy Long Legs: Owners: Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor Trainer: Jockey

-Daddy Nose Best: Owners: Cathy and Bob Zollars Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Garrett Gomez +PHOTO of Daddy Nose Best

-Done Talking: Owner: Skeedattle Stables Trainer: Hamilton Smith Jockey: Sheldon Russell

-Dullahan: Owner: Donegal Racing Trainer: Dale Romans Jockey: Kent Desormeaux +PHOTO of Dullahan

-El Padrino: Owner: Let's Go Stable Trainer:Todd Pletcher Jockey: Rafael Bejarano

-Gemologist: Owner: WinStar Farm LLC. Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Javier Castellano

-Hansen: Owner:  Trainer, Jockey

-I'll Have Another: Owner: J. Paul Reddam Trainer: Doug O'Neill Jockey: Mario Gutierrez

-Liaison: Owner: Arnold Zetcher Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia +PHOTO of Liaison

-Mark Valeski:Owner: Brereton C. Jones Trainer: Larry Jones Jockey: Anna "Rosie" Napravnik +PHOTO of Mark Valeski

-Optimizer: Owner: Bluegrass Hall LLC. Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas Jockey: Jon Court  +PHOTO of Optimizer

-Prospective: Owner: John C. Oxley Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Luis Contreras +PHOTO of Prospective

-Rousing Sermon: Owners: Larry and Marianne Williams, Tree Top Ranches Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer  Jockey: Jose Lezcano

-Sabercat: Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Corey Nakatani +PHOTO of Sabercat

-Take Charge Indy: Owner:Chuck & Maribeth Sandford Trainer: Patrick Byrne Jockey: Calvin Borel

-Trinniberg: Owner: Shivananda Racing Trainer: Bisnath Parboo Jockey: Willie Martinez

-Union Rags: Owner: Chadds Ford Stable Trainer: Michael Matz Jockey: Julien Leparoux. +PHOTOS of the Derby contender. VIDEO: Raw interview with Union Rags' trainer.

-Went The Day Well: Owner: Team Valor International Trainer: H. Graham Motion Jockey: John Velazquez

 

Kentucky Oaks horses:

-Amie's Dini: Owners: Mike Walker and Lou Sutterfield Trainer: Ron Moquett Jockey: Jon Court

-And Why Not: Owner: Helen K. Groves Trainer: Michael Matz Jockey: Julien Leparoux

-Believe You Can: Owner: Brereton C. Jones Trainer: Larry Jones Jockey: Anna "Rosie" Napravnik

-Broadway's Alibi: Owner: E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC. Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: John Velazquez

-Colonial Empress: Owner: Bluegrass Hall LLC Trainer:D. Wayne Lukas  +PHOTO of Colonial Empress

-Eden's Moon: Owner: Kaleem Shah Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia

-Grace Hall: Owners: Michael Dubb,Bethlehelm Stables and Elkstone Group Trainer: Anthony "Tony" Dutrow Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

-Hard Not To Like: Owner: Hillsbrook Farms Trainer: Gail Cox Jockey: Robby Albarado

-In Lingerie: Owners: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: John Velazquez

-Jemima's Pearl: Owners: Gillian Campbell, R Group Management Ltd and Greenwood Lodge Farm Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Joe Talamo

-Karlovy Vary: Owner: Alex G. Campbell Jr. Trainer: George R. Arnold, II. Jockey: James Graham

-Oaks Lily: Owners: Jonathan Rey, Javier Sarmiento and Dante Zanelli, Jr. Trainer: Tim Hills +PHOTO of Oaks Lily

-On Fire Baby: Owner: Anita Cauley Trainer: Gary "Red Dog" Hartlage Jockey: Joe Johnson

-Sacristy: Owner: Peachtree Stable Trainer: Wayne M. Catalano

-Summer Applause: Owners: Gillian Campbell, R Group Management Ltd and Greenwood Lodge Farm Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun Jockey: Garrett Gomez

-Yara: Owner: Peras International Trainer: Jose Garoffalo Jockey: Javier Castellano

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