Follow the 2018 Derby Trial, from the three prep races this weekend until the first Saturday in May, through the eyes of pedigree analysis. This viewpoint will help answer an important question that horse racing fans will want to know about their favorite Derby horse, “can he get the distance?” By examining a potential Derby starter’s upbringing and auction notes, his performance on the track from his racing debut through the present, and his family lineage, we will learn about different aspects of the horse’s abilities. By doing this, we will try to answer such questions as what attributes did he inherit from his sire, how much class did he receive from his female family, and what does his dam sire line give him in terms of distance capacities. In my article’s, through watching a horse’s race videos and doing some performance analysis, we’ll see how his pedigree translates on to the track. I’m hoping, through my writing, that my readers will gain an appreciation of pedigree and by studying it you’ll gain some insight in a three year old’s ability to win the Kentucky Derby and achieve greatness. By subscribing to Regal Pedigrees, you can expect to receive weekly articles highlighting the horses who are making names of themselves along the Kentucky Derby Trail, starting with this Saturday’s three prep races at Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, and Santa Anita. As you know from my writings in Regal Bloodlines, I’m a passionate fan of how a horse’s pedigree gives clues to how they’ll perform on the track. I hope to share my enthusiasm for this with you once again. Thank you for reading.