2014 marks the 140th annual running of the most elite Thoroughbred horse race in the world, the Kentucky Derby. The twin spires of Churchill Downs open to the world to watch the world’s most promising three year old race horses compete in a 1 1/4 mile long race to come across the finish line first. This year, like all others, rivalries run deep and talent runs high as horses, trainers, owners and jockeys all are anxious to have their chance at the run for the roses.
Promising Thoroughbreds from all around the world have made their way to Louisville Kentucky to race this Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. Twenty one horses make up the pack of contenders that will all be vying for the blanket of roses and the first jewel in the Triple Crown. Familiar trainers such as Todd Pletcher, Mike Maker and Bob Baffert all have horses entered into the most prestigious race of the year. Favorite jockeys Calvin Borel, John Velazquez and Mike Smith will all be atop mounts hoping to make their way into the winners circle again!
The favorites for the 2014 race include California Chrome, Hoppertunity and Wicked Strong. These wonderful horses have all trained hard and are chomping at the bit to make their way into the history books as the winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby! There’s no telling who will win though, the Kentucky Derby has long been a race where even a long shot has a chance, so there’s no telling!
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