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142nd Running of the Kentucky Derby
Racetrack: Churchill Downs
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date: May 7, 2016
Triple Crown Betting Online: If you're looking for the best advice for horse racing gambling, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook, we’re previewing the Kentucky Derby, which will be held Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring Nyquist, Mohaymen, Mor Spirit and Swipe.
American Pharaoh set the racing world on fire in 2015 by becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. A new stable of horses would love to follow in those large footsteps. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, and the fastest horses will congregate for this year’s race, which will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Nyquist is lining up to be one of the early favorites although that could change in the coming weeks. Mohaymen, Mor Spirit and Swipe are among some of the other big names this year in horse racing gambling.
The Kentucky Derby is known as the fastest two minutes in sports because if the usual time of the race. It is the race that elevates the interest level in horse racing and is held on the first Saturday of May each year. The Kentucky Derby is then followed by the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes later in the year. This race has been held every year since 1875 and is quite the spectacle, with huge crowds and many notable celebrities watching the action.
American Pharaoh finished last year’s Kentucky Derby in 2:03.02 to set up the Triple Crown run. Firing Line finished in second place in the race, while Dortmund came in third place. Victor Espinoza was the jockey on American Pharaoh, and he also won the Kentucky Derby while riding California Chrome in 2014 and War Emblem in 2002. Famed trainer Bob Baffert led American Pharaoh, and he previously trained War Emblem, Silver Charm and Real Quiet to victory. If Espinoza rides a certain horse or Baffert trains one of the entrants, that horse could be one of the top contenders.
Some of the other recent Kentucky Derby winners include Orb, I’ll Have Another, Animal Kingdom and Super Saver. Secretariat has the stakes record with a time of 1:59.40 back in 1973.
Nyquist has been very impressive among two-year-olds and will aim to keep that up. Nyquist has been a consistent winner and may be the overall favorite. Mohaymen and Mor Spirit are a pair of up-and-coming racers while Swipe, Brody’s Cause and Gun Runner will aim to have the race of their lives at the Kentucky Derby in horse racing gambling.
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