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Kentucky Derby Preview: Rick Pitino Might Win the Kentucky Derby!

2013 Kentucky Derby - Preview

The Kentucky Derby has it all this year. Horses, rain, Rick Pitino, a black jockey, a female jockey, a scratch and that dummy up top, Orb the early favorite to win. What more could you want? The 19-horse field will likely race in less-than-ideal conditions which means all of your research and previous results can be thrown out the window.

Goldencents, which is partially owned by Rick Pitino, will be ridden by Kevin Krigger who will attempt to be the first African American to jockey a Kentucky Derby winner. Rosie Napravnik will ride Mylute with hopes of being the first female jockey to win. Those are your main storylines, but I’m sure whatever trainer wins has a sick relative.

Kentucky Derby Weather: 

louisville-forecast

Kentucky Derby Field: 

1 – Black Onyx (50/1)
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Trainer: Kelly Breen

2 – Oxbow (30/1)
Jockey: Gary Stevens
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

3 – Revolutionary (10/1)
Jockey: Calvin Borel
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

4 Golden Soul (50/1)
Jockey: Robby Albarado
Trainer: Dallas Stewart

5 – Normandy Invasion (12/1)
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Trainer: Chad Brown

6 – Mylute (15/1)
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Trianer: Tom Amoss

7 – Giant Finish (50/1)
Jockey: Jose L. Espinoza
Trainer: Anthony W. Dutrow

8 – Goldencents (5/1)
Jockey: Kevin Krigger
Trainer: Doug O’Neill

9 – Overanalyze (20/1)
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

10 – Palace Malice (20/1)
Jockey: Mike Smith
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

11 – Lines of Battle (30/1)
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

12 – Itsmyluckyday (15/1)
Jockey: Elvis Trujillo
Trainer: Eddie Plesa Jr.

13 – Falling Sky (50/1)
Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: John Terranova II

14 – Verrazano (4/1)
Jockey: John R. Velazquez
Todd Pletcher

kitten15 – Charming Kitten (20/1)
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

16 – Orb (7/2)
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III

17 – Will Take Charge (20/1)
Jockey: Jon Court
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

18 – Frac Daddy (50/1)
Jockey: Victor Lebron
Trainer: Kenny McPeek

19 – Java’s War (15/1)
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Trainer: Kenny McPeek

20 – Vyjack (15/1)
Jockey: Garrett Gomez
Trainer: Rudy Rodriguez

Completely useless Kentucky Derby picks:

Win: Goldencents
Place: Revolutionary
Show: Orb
4th: Verrazano
5th: Itsmyluckyday
6th: Charming Kitten
7th: Vyjack
8th: Mylute
9th: Java’s War
10th: Normandy Invasion

Anybody have any real tips?

 

 

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