The first Saturday in May is upon us and with that wonderful day comes the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky plays host to one of the most famous races in the world. Horse lovers from all over the world are en route to Kentucky for this momentous day where history will once again be made.
Many racing fans are still riding the excitement of last year’s amazing Triple Crown win by the amazing American Pharaoh, but this year’s field is getting people just as excited for the possibilities! Nyquest is the early favorite and has created a lot of buzz around him already. With 3-1 odds, he is by far the favorite and breaks from the lucky number 13 slot. Exaggerator, Mohayman and Brody’s Cause are all close behind him as they surely will be come Saturday.
Another exciting development is the four grey horses in the field. Grey horses are fairly common in horse racing, but four of them in the Kentucky Derby isn’t something you see every day. Bays and chestnuts normally make up the Kentucky Derby field, so there’s no question that many eyes will be on the grey horses that are racing for the roses.
Who’s your favorite to win? We’ll all be watching with baited breath, but if there’s anything that we’ve learned from horse racing history, it’s anyone’s race and Golden Oak Stables will keep you in the know!