Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
Sport | By Dustin Murphy

The 2017 Kentucky Derby: What time, what channel, livestream

If not, the horses have experience running off-track as well, covering up for the sloppy track. Toss in the threat of rain early in the day, which could soak well-dressed racegoers wearing fancy hats, and it all makes for a most unpredictable Derby.

14 - Classic Empire - the two-year-old champ, gets on the tickets, in all spots, based on class and the possibility he's just better than the rest here. Tapwrit; 3. Classic Empire.

Patch won fans over by getting second place last month in the Grade 1 Louisiana Derby, so here's hoping tonight's race isn't any different.

Always Dreaming was jet propelled in the stretch run of the Florida Derby and jockey John Velazquez, starting from gate No. 5, should have him near the front of the field by they time they hit the first turn. Gunnevera, victor four times in nine races, will be a threat as a bit of a longshot for trainer Antonio Sano, twice a kidnapping victim in his native country, who rebuilt his life and his training operation in South Florida, and now has a chance to win the world's most famous race.

I'll use the remaining $30 of my bankroll and cast a wide net with an exacta box that will include Irish War Cry with five other horses.

"I'm neutral", Brown said.

"I love being the favorite", Casse said.

I encourage anyone who has not attended a Derby: Try your best to get there, because it is a spectacle.

Graham Motion, the trainer of Irish War Cry, said he would not change his strategy with the colt if it rains. Curlin also sired the slop-loving Exaggerator. "His daddy handled it. He gallops on it very well".

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Strong cases can be made for three other horses - at least - on Saturday.

■ Girvin, the Louisiana Derby victor, has been galloping in the equivalent of orthopedic shoes for the last two weeks.

Lookin At Lee, Sonneteer and Untrapped finished third, fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Arkansas Derby.

2011: Archarcharch (12-1) - 15th. "They may never see that opportunity again".

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There are a few names being tossed around as a possible favorite, but this year there are four horses that are favored to win, depending on who is doing the reporting.

Tyler Gaffalione: The 22-year-old Davie native will make his Derby debut riding the one-eyed Patch from the No. 20 post position.

According to, there's only a six percent chance of precipitation two hours before the Derby's 6:46 post time.

McCraken is unbeaten in three races at Churchill Downs but is coming off a disappointing run at the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The silks were sold to a Brazilian investment group in 1992 after the farm filed for bankruptcy. American Pharoah (5-2) won in 2015 en route to sweeping the Triple Crown.

Patch doesn't wear blinkers, but he might as well this weekend. "Patch actually lost his left eye less than a year ago to inflammation". They could not, so he only has one eye. Of the twenty horses, he is the sole entry with two superior performances on his record this year.

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