Tweet It is that time of year again.Frequently referred to as “The greatest two minutes in sports”, and “The Run for the Roses”- May 4th, 2013 will mark the 139th running of the historic Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
This is the first leg of horse racing’s “Triple Crown”. The Preakness stakes will run just two weeks later, on May 18th. The Belmont stakes takes place just three weeks after the Preakness.
The most recent Triple Crown winner, was “Affirmed”, in 1978.
“I’ll Have Another” was last year’s Derby winner, with a time of 2:01.83.
“Secretariat” still holds the course record with a time of 1:59.40 in 1973.
In no particular order, here are some of the Thoroughbreds thought to have at least a fighting chance at winning this year’s 1 1/4 mile (10 furlong) extravaganza:
Hear the Ghost
Will Take Charge
So get ready to sip your Mint julep while chatting with beautiful ladies in big floppy hats.
This is the biggest race of the year. Keep tabs on your favorite horses and get all the latest odds at live Kentucky Derby bets 2013