The Field Is Set

Saturday afternoon at a bit past 6, 20 colts will attempt to join the ranks of immortality by winning the Kentucky Derby. This is the 135th edition of the historic race and a crowd of over 150,000 is expected at Churchill Downs. My bets on Dunkirk so now he's sure to lose.

Post Position Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 West Side Bernie Stewart Elliott Kelly Breen 30-1
2 Musket Man Eibar Coa Derek Ryan 20-1
3 Mr. Hot Stuff John Velazquez Eoin Harty 30-1
4 Advice Rene Douglas Todd Pletcher 30-1
5 Hold Me Back Kent Desormeaux Bill Mott 15-1
6 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones 5-1
7 Papa Clem Rafael Bejarano Gary Stute 20-1
8 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel Bennie Woolley Jr. 50-1
9 Join in the Dance Chris DeCarlo Todd Pletcher 50-1
10 Regal Ransom Alan Garcia Saeed bin Suroor 30-1
11 Chocolate Candy Mike Smith Jerry Hollendorfer 20-1
12 General Quarters Julien Leparoux Tom McCarthy 20-1
13 I Want Revenge Joe Talamo Jeff Mullins 3-1
14 Atomic Rain Joe Bravo Kelly Breen 50-1
15 Dunkirk Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher 4-1
16 Pioneerof the Nile Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert 4-1
17 Summer Bird Chris Rosier Tim Ice 50-1
18 Nowhere to Hide Shaun Bridgmohan Nick Zito 50-1
19 Desert Party Ramon Dominguez Saeed bin Suroor 15-1
20 Flying Private Robby Albarado D. Wayne Lukas 50-1


stacie | May 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I cannot believe you would support such cruelty. These animals shouldn't have to perform for your pleasure.

Kelly | May 1, 2009 at 8:44 PM

These horses love nothing more than to run, run, run and run some more. Churchill Downs goes to great lengths to make sure that horses and jockeys are kept safe. It's sort of like the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska, those dogs love nothing more than racing. Anyways, it's sort of a big deal around here.