Eleven go postward in the 2012 Arkansas Derby, a $1 million prep for the Kentucky Derby. Bodemeister was the runner-up in the Grade 2 San Felipe in his stakes debut March 10, but he drew post 11 for the Arkansas Derby. Bodemeister will be one of the favorites for this race. Secret Circle earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92 for winning the Grade 2, $500,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. Isnt He Clever also looks intriguing, coming off a win in the Borderland Derby and most recently a close second in the Grade 3 Sunland Derby. Optimizer and Jake Mo both finished behind Secret Circle in the Rebel Stakes though Optimizer managed to get within ¾ of a length of the winner, but Jake Mo has a bit more ground to make up here. Stat comes off a big 6-length allowance win but will get the real test here. Cozzetti will break from the rail one start after finishing third in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby on March 10. Raconteur breaks from post 10 and will be a relative longshot. Atigun and Sabercat round out the field.
The The 2012 Arkansas Derby horse was made available to the Horse Racing Fantasy Community on Thursday, April 12, 2012. This race was held at Oaklawn Park with a field of 11 horses. Cozetti, Stat, Najjaar, Jake Mo, Secret Circle, Isnt He Clever, Optimizer, Attigun, Sabercat, Raconteur, and Bodemeister competed in this spectacular 1.125 mile race on a Dirt track. The Horse Racing Fantasy Community ran this race in game - below you will find the results of the heated competition.