Kentucky Derby Odds 5/5/18 Who Do Oddsmakers Favor?

Marcus Newton
May 6, 2018

Kentucky Derby day off to drizzly start - againAP Photo DBY108, DBY119, DBY109, DBY106, GFX6450Eds: Updates with weather item. Fans will be able to watch the live on NBC or stream on the NBC Sports website or app.

We've included odds, facts and information and more on the greatest two minutes in sports. During the late 19th century and the start of the 20th century, black jockeys were quite common. Only one - Funny Cide in 2003 - has ever won the Run for the Roses, and he was a double oddity, beating the NY curse and becoming the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby since 1929. Always Dreaming won last year's Kentucky Derby, but he failed to capture the Triple Crown title after losing at the Preakness. So, what time should you tune in? Thus, he became the first rider to win the Kentucky Derby twice in a row.

He returned to the USA and helped found the Kentucky Derby, which commenced its first race in 1875. In fact, between 1921 and 2000, no black American jockey rode the race.

On Saturday, May 5, ahead of the 144th Kentucky Derby, heavy rain began falling in Louisville, Kentucky, making the track at Churchill Downs quite muddy. That horse, Hofburg, like Justify has only ran three races before.

But he has the same millstone, if it is one, as Justify: Magnum Moon didn't race as a 2-year-old.

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In his debut, he won by nine and a half lengths, which would easily be a Derby record. Mendelssohn has a ton of experience under his belt and is on a three-start win streak with victories at the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile, the Patton Stakes and the Grade 2 UAE Derby. Not enough to explain why Benson's horse is a long shot, but enough to find stories behind the race itself.

"We don't mind a little rain, we adapted", Phillips said, as they stood under an overhang at a wagering window to try to stay out of the rain.

He might be as tempting as Justify, seeing as though he debuted in January and is undefeated in four starts under an esteemed trainer. Former favorite Magnum Moon has been pushed to 13:1.

He's got a winning trainer-jockey combo and a Wood Memorial win to his name, but his post position is less than ideal.

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