(PRWEB) April 30, 2013
The vibrant festivities in Kentucky have already began in preparation for the upcoming Kentucky Derby 2013 as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival held every first week of May. For the 2013 event, the derby will again be held on Churchill Downs (in Louisville, Kentucky) on May 4, Saturday. This horse race, which was inaugurated in 1875, is a Grade I stakes for the three year old thoroughbreds. The length of the race track is 1 and 1/4 miles or about 2 kilometers and many horse racing aficionados have dubbed the derby as “the most exciting and fastest two minutes in sports”. The Kentucky Derby is the first of the three legs of the so-called US Triple Crown in which the other two legs are the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. The total purse in this derby is US$ 2 million where the first place winner can take home US$1.425 million. The 2013 edition of the Kentucky Derby is the 139th race since 1875.
The schedules of the 2013 edition of Kentucky Derby are all set. After the draw, the first big event of the week will be the Kentucky Oaks and will be held on Friday night, May 3 at 5:45 pm. The Kentucky Derby proper will be held around 6:24 pm of May 4.
The heavy favorites of the derby are Goldencents, Verrazano, Revolutionary and Orb . These horses are on the top 6 of the rankings and there are plenty of reasons why these horses are the favorites to win it all. They were able to have a great buildup and have won significant races going into this derby. Nevertheless, the Kentucky derby is just one race and a good running and performance can make any horse a winner in this event.
The favorites to win the event as pick by the experts in horse racing are as follows:
● Normandy Invasion
The picks were made by John Asher, Jill Byrne, Ed DeRosa and James Scully as well as power rankings determined by the Horse Racing Nation (HRN).
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