Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby Betting Preview

2009 Kentucky Derby Current Odds and Preview

Date: Saturday May 2nd, 2009
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville KY
Post Time: 6:04 PM (EST)
TV Network: NBC, 5:00PM (EST)

This Saturday will be the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs in Louisville. Horse racing’s premier event is for three-year-old thoroughbreds. This is the first leg in horse racing’s fabled Triple Crown with the Preakness and Belmont to follow. The Derby has one of the largest fields of any major race with as many as 19 horses scheduled to make the “Run for the Roses.”

Horse Racing

2009 Triple Crown Candidates

2009 Triple Crown Hopefuls

With the Kentucky Derby less than a month away, it is time to take a look at this year’s top contenders as we begin to size up whom might have a shot at winning horse racing’s legendary Triple Crown;  the Kentucky Derby,  Preakness, and the Belmont. The last horse to accomplish this feat was Affirmed way back in 1978.

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2009 Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Kentucky Derby – Qualifying for the 135th Run for the Roses

Three important Kentucky Derby preps at tracks across the country on Saturday will decide the fate of many 3-year-olds hoping to make the 135th Run for the Roses.

It’s strictly a money situation. For example, Imperial Council must upset probable odds-on favorite I Want Revenge in the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct to guarantee a trip to Louisville.