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Via Daily Racing Forum comes the news that Dullahan and Trinniberg will skip the 2012 Preakness, instead focusing their efforts on the Belmont Stakes. They join former Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags, who according to ESPN will skip the Preakness. Dullahan took third place in the Kentucky Derby, and Trinniberg was heavily involved in the race. Dale Romans, Dullahan's trainer, believes the horse is in fine condition to run the race, but ultimately owner Jerry Crawford made the opposite call.
“Dale Romans loves the way Dullahan came out of the Kentucky Derby and believes we could win the Preakness,” Crawford said. “But we believe we have a 3-year-old ‘Horse of the Year’ candidate and that his future is best served by not asking him to race for the third time in just five weeks in the Preakness.”
The Preakness was already shaping up for a strong focus on a rematch between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another, and the absence of Dullahan and Trinniberg just makes that more so.
Will there be a Triple Crown at stake when Belmont Stakes is run on June 11 at Belmont Park? For that to be the case Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is first going to have to negotiate the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, on May 19th.
Owner Paul Reddam left no doubt that I’ll Have Another win run in the Preakness in two weeks, saying “Preakness, here we come.”
Can I’ll Have Another win the Preakness?
“We certainly didn’t know we would win the race today, but we were confident the horse was going to run well. We never really talked about what happens next. Of course, subconsciously that was always the plan, certainly,” Reddam said. “We gave the horse only two preps this year. Part of the idea was we knew we had a good horse, and we wanted to make sure he was fresh because the Triple Crown is a gamble and it looks like it paid off. We’ve only run three times this year, so Preakness, here we come.”
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I'll Have Another has won the 138th Kentucky Derby. I'll Have Another opened the day with 12:1 odds of winning the race, and closed at 15:1, according to the official site of the Kentucky Derby. Nearly 37 million dollars was wagered on this year's Derby.
Below is a brief description of the types of bets shown, from SB Nation.
WIN: A bet on a horse to win (if you don't know this you probably shouldn't be betting)
PLACE: A bet on a horse to finish either 1st or 2nd.
SHOW: A bet on a horse to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
EXACTA: A bet picking the 1st and 2nd place finishers in a race.
TRIFECTA: A bet picking the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in a race.
SUPERFECTA: A bet picking the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishers in a race.
I'll Have Another has won the 138th Kentucky Derby, overtaking the favorite, Bodemeister, in the final 100 yards of the race. Below is a video of the race in its entirety:
As you can see, Bodemeister led for most of the way, with I'll Have Another not reaching the top four until the final stretch. This year's winner ran towards the middle of the pack for most of the race, before turning on the jets during the final stretch to easily overtake Bodemeister for the win, in what was a great finish.
I'll Have Another was ridden by Mario Gutierrez. The 25-year-old was riding in his first career Kentucky Derby. Doug O'Neil was the horse's trainer, and the proud owner of Saturday's winner is J. Paul Reddam.
The winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby is ... I'll Have Another.
I'll Have Another was ridden by Mario Gutierrez – who was riding in his first ever Kentucky Derby – trained by Doug O'Neil, and owned by J. Paul Reddam.
Bodemeister – who was the favorite for the majority week – flew out of the gates and led for most of the race. I'll Have Another made his move from the middle of the pack during the final stretch, overtaking Bodemesiter with approximately 100 yards remaining.
Today's win marks the first time in Derby history that the horse in the 19th pole position has won. I'll Have Another began the day with 12/1 odds.
Below is a video of the entire race:
The 138th Kentucky Derby is in the books and the winner is ... I'll Have Another.
I'll Have Another was ridden by 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez – who was riding in his first career Kentucky Derby. The horse's trainer was Doug O'Neill.
This marks the first time in Kentucky Derby history that horse in the 19th pole position won the race.
Bodemeister was the favorite and led the majority of the way. I'll Have Another came on late and overtook Bodemesiter on the final stretch to win the race. Bodemeister finished second and Dullahan was third.
I'll Have Another began the day as a 12/1 favorite to win the Derby, but fell to 13/1 prior to the beginning of the race. Below is a video of the entire race.
Thinking about plunking down a few of your hard-earned dollars on today's 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, but not really sure how this whole betting on horse racing thing works? Well, if you're a novice to the whole wagering deal we are here to help you.
Our friends at SB Nation have penned a 'How To Bet On The Horses' guide that gives you the terminology, how much you can win based on the odds and what you bet, and much more.
Here is the section on basic terminology:
Bodemeister (4-1 odds) and Union Rags are the favorite horses on the morning of the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The 138th edition of the race is not scheduled to begin until 6:24 p.m. ET, but live streaming of the event can be found beginning at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com.
The coverage will include NBC's Red Carpet Special beginning at 4 p.m. and pre-race coverage beginning at 5 p.m.
You could also choose to watch the event coverage on television. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. with the Kentucky Derby Undercard on the NBC Sports Network. At 4 p.m., coverage switches over to NBC, where viewers can watch the Red Carpet Special followed by pre-race coverage and then, finally, the race.
The 2012 Kentucky Derby has arrived. As of Saturday morning on the day of the race, Bodemeister is the favorite at 4-1 odds and Union Rags follows slightly behind at 9-2.
TV Coverage: Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The undercard can be viewed on the NBC Sports Network from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. NBC is also hosting a Red Carpet Special from 4-5 p.m.
Time: The 138th Kentucky Derby is scheduled to begin at 6:24 p.m. ET.
1. Daddy Long Legs
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
10. Daddy Knows Best
13. Went The Day Well
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
19. I'll Have Another
Bodemeister has regained its position as the favorite to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby as the race approaches later on Saturday. With the event set to begin at 5 p.m. ET Saturday evening, Bodemeister has overtaken Union Rags as the favorite.
Bodemeister has 4-1 odds, and Union Rags is slightly behind at 9-2.
For the latest odds, visit the betting odds section at KentuckyDerby.com. A compilation of the odds as of 9 a.m. ET follows, courtesy of KentuckyDerby.com.
|NUMBER||NAME||TRAINER||JOCKEY||MORNING LINE||CURRENT ODDS|
|1||Daddy Long Legs||Aidan O'Brien||Colm O'Donoghue||30||24|
|2||Optimizer||D. Lukas||Jon Court||50||36|
|3||Take Charge Indy||Patrick Byrne||Calvin Borel||15||10|
|4||Union Rags||Michael Matz||Julien Leparoux||9/2||5|
|5||Dullahan||Dale Romans||Kent Desormeaux||8||10|
|6||Bodemeister||Bob Baffert||Mike Smith||4||7|
|7||Rousing Sermon||Jerry Hollendorfer||Jose Lezcano||50||34|
|8||Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||Joel Rosario||12||10|
|9||Trinniberg||Bisnath Parboo||Willie Martinez||50||40|
|10||Daddy Nose Best||Steven Asmussen||Garrett Gomez||15||13|
|11||Alpha||Kiaran McLaughlin||Rajiv Maragh||15||20|
|12||Prospective||Mark Casse||Luis Contreras||30||65|
|13||Went the Day Well||H. Motion||John Velazquez||20||26|
|14||Hansen||Michael Maker||Ramon Dominguez||10||11|
|15||Gemologist||Todd Pletcher||Javier Castellano||6||8|
|16||El Padrino||Todd Pletcher||Rafael Bejarano||20||27|
|17||Done Talking||Hamilton Smith||Sheldon Russell||50||30|
|18||Sabercat||Steven Asmussen||Corey Nakatani||30||33|
|19||I'll Have Another||Doug O'Neill||Mario Gutierrez||12||14|
|20||Liaison||Bob Baffert||Martin Garcia||50||55|
|21||My Adonis||Kelly Breen||Elvis Trujillo||SCR|
When the official time for horses to be scratched from the 2012 Kentucky Derby came and went on Friday (9 a.m.), no horses were withdrawn from the race. One horse that had been surrounded by speculation after arriving late to the track was Creative Cause. His trainer ended that speculation stating
"He is fine," Harrington said after the son of Giant's Causeway went to the track at Churchill Downs. "I am looking forward to tomorrow." (via Blood Horse)
When Creative Cause stayed in the race, that meant also-eligible horse My Adonis, owned former Newsday paperboy and Chaminade High School grad George Hall and his wife Lori Hall, was ruled out. My Adonis would have been starting out of the 20th gate at 50/1 odds if he had been included in the field at the last minute.
Now that My Adonis is out of the race, he'll been on a van to Pimlico to run in the Canonero II Stakes on Saturday. My Adonis is the favorite to win the race. Trainer Kelly Breen said his horse will try to use Canonero II to prepare for the Preakness Stakes on May 19 (via Daily Racing Form).
Expensive hats with wide brims and/or bright colors are the norm at the Kentucky Derby. Fashion has become such a notable aspect of the Derby weekend that the event's official website has a section dedicated solely to hats:
Part Southern tradition, part spectacle, the Kentucky Derby hat parade is much of what makes "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" one of the greatest people-watching events in the world! From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits when it comes to choosing your Derby hat.
Whether to make a statement or just keep the sun at bay, Kentucky Derby hats are part of the tradition and the pageantry that make a trip to the Derby an unforgettable experience. Check out some of our favorites from prior years!
If you're looking for examples of hats one might wear to the Derby, the race's website has a gallery of past head attire. The biggest rule of Kentucky Derby fashion seems to be that there are no rules. But if you don't look a little different, chances are that you probably won't fit in.
Everybody loves a winner. It's just that when it comes to horse racing, nobody wants to bet on the favorite to be winner. Where is the fun in that? More importantly, where is the money in that? There isn't any -- or at least, not much.
When bettors head to the window at the track, their local OTB parlor or wherever to plunk down some cash on Saturday's 138th running of the Kentucky Derby odds are that many of them will be looking for a big payday -- looking to ride a long shot horse to a fat wallet. Sure, you could bet on favored Bodemeister (4-1) or Union Rags (9-2), but if you are looking for a riskier proposition -- and a bigger potential payoff -- here are some ideas from the experts.
Anything can happen in the Derby, they say.
Why not this one?
Four horses to consider for the role of longshot victor on Saturday for the $2,219,600 purse are: Prospective (30-1); I'll Have Another, stuck in the 19th post position (12-1); El Padrino, hot during the spring, cool and forgotten by May (20-1) and Take Charge Indy (15-1).
Saturday's Kentucky Derby has a pair of top contenders in Bodemeister and Union Rags, but I've never seen a Kentucky Derby field so deep with viable win options. A compelling case can probably be made for half the field.
I've identified eight logical win candidates (in alphabetical order) -- Bodemeister, Creative Cause, Dullahan, Gemologist, Hansen, I'll Have Another, Take Charge Indy and Union Rags -- and could've included Alpha and Daddy Nose Best in the mix as well.
2012 Kentucky Derby: Picks And Predictions - SBNation.com
If the Kentucky Derby was just a matter of selecting the best horse, I'd pick Bodemeister and call it a day. Unfortunately, the Derby isn't that simple. The pace, trip and distance are too important to simply pick a winner based on talent.
I won't be a bit surprised if Bodemeister wins the Derby, but the wagering gods have me looking at others for a bit more value. I'll have some money on Bode, but he won't be my prime bet.
The majority of my plays on Saturday are going to involve putting Dullahan and Alpha in the top spot, with Union Rags, Creative Cause, I'll Have Another, and El Padrino on the bottom. In Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers, I'll use all of those horses, along with Bodemeister.
Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses and Jockeys (via sbnation)
Here are the updated odds for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby as of Friday morning. These are the odds currently posted at Bovada as of 10 a.m. ET.
Union Rags 9/2
Take Charge Indy 12/1
Creative Cause 12/1
I’ll Have Another 14/1
Daddy Nose Best 18/1
El Padrino 22/1
Went The Day Well 25/1
Daddy Long Legs 30/1
Done Talking 40/1
Rousing Sermon 50/1
Post time for the race is 6:24 p.m. ET on Saturday. SB Nation New York will be following the changing odds, and any other Derby news, as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown draws closer.
The final leg of the Triple Crown is, of course, the Belmont Stakes, run at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
You can also find plenty of information at SB Nation’s And Down The Stretch They Come.
We're now just two days away from the running of the 2012 Kentucky Derby. One of the biggest longshots in the field, Trinniberg, is poised to surprise oddsmakers according to owner Shivananda Parbhoo (via Blood Horse).
Trinniberg is currently 50/1 for Saturday's race. Parbhoo understands this doubt of his sprinter and welcomes it.
"He'll probably be 40-1 or 50-1 and I hope he's 100-1," Parbhoo declared. "I'm not too sure what I'm going to do and how I'm going to do it, but it's going to be quite a few dollars. It costs too much to come here not to play him. It cost us a lot of money to get in the race (with a late Triple Crown nomination) and it cost us a lot for transportation, for the groom, and for everything else. It's not right if you don't bet your horse. I would love him to win and I think he is going to run a really big race. They are all going to be surprised."
Trinniberg has won three of seven career races (including two strong showings last year at New York tracks) but enters the Kentucky Derby having won back-to-back Grade III events (Swale and Bay Shore). Trinniberg will start out of the ninth gate on Saturday.
The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown. Here is a look at some pre-race predictions, opinion and analysis.
Which horse will win 138th Kentucky Derby? - KansasCity.com
The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby features one of the deepest fields in recent memory. No less than 10 of the 20 horses have a realistic chance of winning, but some of those will be overlays while others will be underlays based on past performances and post positions.
Regardless of which colt crosses the wire first, the easiest bet to cash might be the one that correctly chooses the horse to finish last. The pick here is the speedster, Trinniberg, a horse that has never run farther than 7 furlongs. Look for him to back up approaching the far turn.
2012 Kentucky Derby: Bodemeister by a Nose - The Washington Post
Before Bodemeister performed so brilliantly in Arkansas, I was planning to pick and bet Daddy Nose Best in the Derby. But as a speed handicapper I have to believe in Bodemeister. I will play trifectas and superfectas using both Bodemeister and Daddy Nose Best in the top spot, with a mix of stretch-running types underneath them. But my key Derby play is a cold exacta: Bodemeister-Daddy Nose Best.
Hansen, the reigning 2-year-old champion, may not win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but it’ll be nearly impossible not to watch him.
He will be the seemingly white horse in the field of 20, the one whose owner has been known to wear a “Great White Hope” T-shirt and the one Frank Deford calls “a four-legged Steve Martin.”
The Associated Press: 5 horses to watch in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
Here's a look at five 3-year-olds to watch when the starting gate springs open for the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Who Do You Like? Betting the Kentucky Derby - Forbes
For serious players, the field of 20 horses offers the chance to get unusually high odds on horses with a good chance of winning. It also offers a handicapping puzzle: none of the horses will have run at the distance of a mile and a quarter; none has ever run against this many horses; most of them have never raced against each other.
But dedicated handicappers relish the challenge, and here, a few offer their thoughts on the race, wagering plans, and predictions:
If we've learned one thing from the previous 137 editions of the Kentucky Derby, it's that no long shot should ever truly be counted out.
My Adonis, with current odds of 50-1 to win Saturday's race, is hoping to prove that once again.
Jockey Elvis Trujillo will ride My Adonis on Saturday, and Kelly Breen was charged with training the horse owned by George and Lori Hall.
George Hall, who has had three of his other horses race previously in the Kentucky Derby, is a 1978 graduate of Chaminade High School, located on Long Island in the town of Mineola, New York.
Race coverage is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. EST, and can be seen on NBC Sports Network.
Bodemeister, winner of the Grade One Arkansas Derby, has been established as the 4-1 morning line favorite in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby will be run Saturday (6:24 p.m. ET, NBC).
Union Rags is 9-2, Gemologist is 6-1, Dullahan 8-1 and Hansen 10-1. We will update the odds daily for you leading up to the race.
|2012 DERBY CONTENDERS||ODDS TO WIN|
|Daddy Long Legs||30/1|
|Daddy Nose Best||15/1|
|I'll Have Another||12/1|
|Take Charge Indy||10/1|
|Went The Day Well||20/1|
During a live broadcast on NBC Sports Network on May 2, the post positions for the 2012 Kentucky Derby were announced.
Here's the order of the draw for this year's race:
1. Daddy Long Legs
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
10. Daddy Knows Best
13. Went The Day Well
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
19. I'll Have Another
Bodemeister and Union Rags are the co-favorites at 9-2 odds currently. Other horses for New York race fans to keep an eye on are Trinniberg and Gemologist. Trinniberg, a 45-1 longshot, has made several appearances at New York tracks. Gemologist, currently holding at 7-1 odds, won the Wood Memorial on April 7 over 11/8 miles at New York's Aqueduct Race Track.
With only three days until the 137th annual Kentucky Derby at the venerable Churchill Downs in the Bluegrass State, the odds for the Run for the Roses have become a thing to watch closely.
Union Rags and Bodemeister are still tied atop the boards in Las Vegas with the same odds they started the week with. Both are still the co-favorites with a 9/2 shot going into the weekend.
Bodemeister perhaps is the slight favorite to some people because he's trained by the one and only Bob Baffert.
Another horse to watch with interestis Gemologist, who currently has 7/1 odds and could make a push as the race draws near.
Below are all of the odds according to KentuckyDerby.info:
Creative Cause (11/1)
Daddy Long Legs (30/1)
Daddy Nose Best (15/1)
Done Talking (50/1)
El Padrino (16/1)
Hero of Order (100/1)
I'll Have Another (15/1)
Mark Valeski (23/1)
My Adonis (40/1)
Rousing Sermon (40/1)
Take Charge Indy (16/1)
Union Rags (9/2)
Went The Day Well (18/1)
Kentucky Derby long-shot Trinniberg should be no stranger to New York horse racing enthusiasts. Currently a 45-1 long-shot in the 21-horse field, Trinniberg has a resume dotted with a number of appearances at New York racetracks.
In August of 2011 Trinniberg placed fifth in the Grade II Three Chimneys Saratoga Special over 61/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. In September at Saratoga, Trinniberg placed second over seven furlongs in the Grade I Three Chimneys Hopeful. In October, Trinniberg ran six furlongs at Belmont Park, placing second in the Grade II Nashua.
In April, Trinniberg won the Grade III Bayshore at Aqueduct Race Track, again over seven furlongs.
Trinniberg is owned by Shivananda Racing and trained by Bisnath Parboo. He will be ridden Saturday by jockey Willie Martinez, who began his career as a groom and hotwalker at Finger Lakes Race Track, a tiny thoroughbred track in Western New York.
— Stay with SB Nation New York’s Kentucky Derby coverage all week long.
Gemologist is currently the 7-1 third choice in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, which will be held Saturday at Churchill Downs. Gemologist prepped for the Derby by winning the Wood Memorial over 11/8 miles at New York’s Aqueduct Race Track on April 7.
As a two-year-old Gemologist won the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs last November. He also earned a victory over six furlongs in his debut at Turfway Park.
Gemologist is trained by Todd Pletcher, who won the 2010 Derby as trainer of Super Saver. The horse is owned by WinStar Farm. He will be ridden on Saturday by jockey Javier Castellano.
Race co-favorites at this juncture are Bodemeister and Union Rags, each at 9-2.
— Stay with us here at SB Nation New York as we preview the race throughout the week. We will have odds, post positions, TV information and updates on horses with New York connections.
As things stand now, Union Rags is a 9-2 co-favorite (with Bodemeister) for Saturday's 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Yes, New York horse racing fans, you should be familiar with the name.
Union Rags raced twice in New York as a two-year-old. in August at Saratoga Race Course Union Rags won the 61/2-furlong Three Chimneys Saratoga Special by six lengths. In October at Belmont Park he outran Alpha by more than five lengths for another victory.
Union Rags placed second to Hansen in the November Breeders' Cup Juvenile, won the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park in February and placed third in the Florida Derby March 31, also at Gulfstream. Take Charge Indy and Reveron finished ahead of him.
Union Rags is owned by Chadds Ford Stable and trained by Michael Matz, who also trained 2006 Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro. Union Rags will be ridden Saturday by Julien Leparoux.
Bodemeister is currently a 9-2 co-favorite (along with Union Rags) as Saturday's 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, approaches.
Bodemeister has only two career starts, a second place in the San Felipe at Santa Anita Park (Creative Cause was the winner) and a victory April 14 in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Bodemeister won that race in a wire-to-wire effort by 91/2 lengths over Secret Circle.
The colt is owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The colt did not race as a two-year-old. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be aboard Bodemeister in Saturday's Derby.
The final leg of the Triple Crown is, of course, the Belmont Stakes, held at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
-- Stay with SB Nation New York all week as we preview the annual Run For The Roses.
Alpha, one of the 21 horses scheduled to go post-ward this Saturday in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, should be familiar to New York horse racing fans. Alpha, currentlly listed with 11-1 odds of winning the first leg of horse racing' Triple Crown, has four career starts, three in New York.
Alpha placed second in the Champage at Belmont Park last October, was victorious in the Withers at Aqueduct in February and placed second in the Wood Memorial just three weeks ago. Alpha's only other career start came in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last November, a disappointing 11th-place effort.
Alpha is owned by Godolphin, a global racing operation founded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister and ruler of Dubai and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin. Jockey Alan Garcia will be aboard for the Derby ride.
-- Follow our StoryStream for more as the race draws near. See full horse racing coverage at And Down The Stretch They Come.