Tomorrow is the first Saturday of May which means it's time for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Triple Crown season is one of my favorite portions of the sports calandar. I've attended The Preakness (pure madness) and the Belmont Stakes (classy) and one day hope to attend the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
There are some great names in this year's field. Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire (Tressel's Horse?), Master of Hounds, and Mucho Macho Man to name a few.
Nick Zito's horse Dialed In is the current favorite at +300. Uncle Mo was next in line but has been scratched as of this morning. The experts seem to think it's a wide open race. Current odds can be found here:
The weather is calling for a chance of thunderstorms all afternoon. It could be a muddy track:
Covers.com is a gambling advice web site that I use frequently. They are attacking the Derby from a number of different angles on the front page of the site. They give you the top 5 long shot bets here:
Do any MGoBloggers bet the ponies? Has anyone attended a Triple Crown race? Any thoughts on the field for tomorrow? Enjoy and good luck to everyone.