NY Horse Racing: (May 3, 2014) - Our 2014 Kentucky Derby
announced today that it has launched the Official prep race
programs for the 2014 Kentucky Derby that will take place on
Saturday, May 3. Gates will open at 8 AM on Kentucky Derby
Day with the post time for the first race set at 10:30 AM
The approximate post time for the 140th running of the
Kentucky Derby will be approximately 6:24 PM and will be
televised Live on NBC Sports. We will have Complete Kentucky
Derby Day Card Picks, Contenders and Kentucky Derby exotics
wagering strategies on the long roundabout Road to Kentucky
Saturday Derby Day card offers a full day of racing
culminating in the 'main event' of the Kentucky Derby. The
'undercard' on Derby Day has also grown in scale and now the
majority of the Kentucky Derby Day racing card is
comprised of stakes races with six figure purses. In
addition to the usual parties and social events surrounding
the Kentucky Derby there's been a renewed effort by the city
of Louisville, this year to make it into an even bigger
'marquee event' for the complete Kentucky derby region.
The 2014 Kentucky Oaks - the major stakes competition for
three year old fillies will take place on Friday, May 2nd
2014 . As is the case with the racing on Saturday the gates
will open at 8 AM with first post time at 10:30 AM. The
approximate post time for the Kentucky Oaks will be
approximately 5:45 PM that Friday afternoon.
Both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks take place one
week after the start of the spring race meet at Churchill
Downs which begins on April 27, 2014 and continues through
early July 2014.
Kentucky Derby Post Positions were released today
04/30/2014 from Churchill Downs for Saturday's "Most
Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." The Kentucky Derby will
begin at 6:24pm EST this Saturday from Churchill Downs in
Louisville, Kentucky. The 140th
Kentucky Derby Odds are
listed below in their entirety.
"The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" is held annually
at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May for
three-year-old thoroughbred horses. The Derby is the first
leg of the Triple Crown and is almost always the most
attended horse race in North America. Two years ago, I'll
Have Another became the first horse ever to win the Kentucky
Derby while opening on the 19th post. Now the only post
never to have a winner is No. 17. Both posts No. 1 and No. 5
have the most Kentucky Derby winners of all time with 12
while No. 4 has seen 11 winners.
Orb, the winner of last year's race, came from the No. 16
Below is the complete 2014 140th
Kentucky Derby Post Positions (Odds
in parentheses and courtesy of All Horse Racing)
1. Vicar's In Trouble (35/1)
2. Harry's Holiday (60/1)
3. Uncle Sigh (35/1)
4. Danza (15/1)
5. California Chrome (9/4)
6. Samraat (12/1)
7. We Miss Artie (60/1)
8. General A Rod (35/1)
9. Vinceremos (75/1)
10. Wildcat Red (20/1)
11. Hoppertunity (8/1)
12. Dance With Fate (20/1)
13. Chitu (35/1)
14. Medal Count (40/1)
15. Tapiture (30/1)
16. Intense Holiday (18/1)
17. Commanding Curve (50/1)
18. Candy Boy (25/1)
19. Ride On Curlin (20/1)
20. Wicked Strong (5/1)
Kentucky Derby Facts
— The biggest "longshot" was in 1913 when Donerail paid out
at 91.45-1 odds.
— The highest attendance ever was in 1974 with 163,628
people (2009 was 153,563).
— An "official" Mint Julip at the Kentucky Derby is made
with "Early Times" whiskey.
— New York sports columnist Bill Corum coined the phrase
"Run for the Roses."
Kentucky Derby Records
Winning Jockey: Both Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack have
recorded five wins each. For Arcaro you need to travel back
to 1938 (final win was in 1952) for his first of five wins
and for Hartack back to 1957 (final win was in 1969).
Winning Trainer: Ben A Jones worked together with jockey
Eddie Arcaro spanning from 1938 to 1952 and collected a
total of six wins at the Kentucky Derby.
Winning Owner: Over a course of 27 years, Calumet Farm had a
total of eight Derby wins (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952,
Winning Length: There is a tie between two horses from the
1940s, Whirlaway and Assault. Both captured the Kentucky
Derby with a margin of eight lengths (1941 for Whirlaway and
1946 for Assault).
Winning Time: Probably one of the most famous horses in
history, Secretariat, is the holder of this record. In 1973
he ran the Derby in 1:59:40 and is the only horse to ever
run the 11/4 mile race in under two minutes.
KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE FOR MAY 3, 2014 BELOW WAGER NOW
The 2014 Kentucky Derby is just 2 days away
and it’s time to start ranking my top Kentucky Derby
contenders. This post is now winding down my Top
10 Kentucky Derby contenders for 2014. Check back often on
the long winding Derby Prep Race Road to the 2014 Kentucky
Derby 140. "Brennan's Top
Ten" Derby Contenders List Below.
1. Candy Boy
Candy Ride—She’s an Eleven, by In Excess
The big question he has to answer is can he make up almost
nine lengths on California Chrome and 3 1/2 lengths on
Hoppertunity. He’s only won two of his seven career starts,
and the best horse he’s beaten has been Chitu, who is a
talented colt, but not among the elite at this point. It’s
obvious he needs to take a huge step forward. But all in
all, he’s put together four straight solid efforts, assuming
he was just short in his last race, and he has the ability
to remain fairly close up and still put in a strong run at
any point in the race. Being by Candy Ride, he should have
plenty of room for improvement. Gary Stevens has now ridden
him three times, so he should know everything about him he
needs to know, and being a naturally aggressive rider, he
will have him in a desirable spot, probably somewhere near
midpack. He’s a powerfully built colt who likely needed his
last race, and it will be interesting to see him train over
the Churchill Downs surface.
Even without racing, Candy Boy seemingly has everything
going his way, which is in a positive direction. As his
trainer, John Sandler, said, everything has "gone according
to schedule," including the colt's most recent workout.
Saturday at Santa Anita, Candy Boy worked three-quarters of
a mile in 1:11.80, a sharp move by any standard but
especially in this case, since he blew away his workmate.
With Hall of Famer Gary Stevens riding, Candy Boy reportedly
started about five lengths back and finished about four in
front of Prospector Alley, who was credited with 1:13.60.
Candy Boy galloped out seven-eighths of a mile in 1:26,
according to private clocker Gary Young. A week earlier,
Candy Boy worked three-quarters in 1:12.80. And just as a
reminder, when he won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, he easily
defeated Chitu and Midnight Hawk, who subsequently finished
1-2 in the Sunland Derby. So Candy Boy will enter Saturday's
Santa Anita Derby on something of a roll, but he must
transcribe that momentum into a good effort if he's to race
for the roses because he needs points.