Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
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The best horse I ever covered was Pharoah, and the best part about that might surprise you: After he won the Triple Crown, Baffert was nice enough to give me and a couple of my peers a photo op with him early on a Sunday morning on the backside at Churchill Downs with nearly nobody around.

With the post-position draw complete and the sports betting odds for the race updated at BetDSI to reflect the starting spots, the number of wagers for this year's Kentucky Derby has picked up.

Asmussen's last major win came with gun runner at the Breeders Cup Classic a year ago but he would love to finally get the Kentucky Derby into his hall of fame career. "Different race this time". The Twin Spires wouldn't be constructed for a dozen years. Will his connections, trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore, try to gun him to the front as they did in winning the UAE Derby in Dubai or will they opt to tuck in behind the leading phalanx and wait? The distance was 1 ½ miles, instead of the current 1 ¼ miles. This is one race in which they share an equal playing field.

If Justify gets away clean and gets near the lead, the race is his to lose.

Mendelssohn impressed in his first Kentucky Derby workout, writes Jake Lourim for the Louisville Courier Journal. He is 5-1 second favourite. This means that Apollo, long gone from this earth, is facing a two-headed assault on his place in history.

Since 1937, 61 horses unraced at age 2 have entered the Kentucky Derby. What racehorses did was race.

Bolt D'Oro is now among the favorites to win.

Perhaps the most famous and successful horse to fall to the curse was Curlin in 2007. "I think it's changed". "We weren't sharp for that race", says Ruis. There is nothing more frustrating than handicapping the race near perfectly but coming home with an empty wallet. Justify has beaten just 14 horses.

Others aren't so sure.

"Those two minutes and a second or so of derby running carry more emotional thrills, per second, than anything sport can show".

There's also a horse named Audible being backed the audiobook company with the same name, as well as a horse owned by an National Basketball Association team's owner who will be watching the Derby between playoff games on Friday and Sunday.


With the Derby, training rules were made to be broken. Breeding formulas. For a while, all we talked about was bloodlines and "dosage". "Longshots do win it, so you never know what's going to happen on that day".

Barbaro was put down by his owners eight months later, unable to overcome the complications he had suffered after the accident.

The Kentucky Oaks is essentially the Derby's little sister.

However, for the once-a-year bettors who wander into one of the packed OTB locations on Saturday hoping to cash a ticket, here are some interesting facts, angles if you will, that might help.

"He's got such a great mind that if somebody was to go absolutely insane, he settles off of him very well", Smith said.

Mott said there's good reason for that.

"They have to be happy, healthy and sound", Smith said. Here Mitchell walked the two steps up from the Barn 33 shedrow into the tack room and named, not Justify or Mendelssohn, but another horse.

"(Baffert) has told me he's the best-looking horse he's ever trained", said Elliott Walden, CEO and president of WinStar Farm in Versailles, which owns Justify along with the China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing.

Pletcher says it's only a matter of time until the curse ends.

"You reach out and take advantage of the whole thing if you're enjoying it that much". He checks the program to find horses splits and jockeys who can come from behind. Ultimately, at some point, talent will prevail. "There's only one way to find out".

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