3 horses that could upset 2018 Kentucky Derby

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We are two days away from the most exciting two minutes in sports.

"Derby" Bill Watson offers a quick assessment on every horse in the 2018 Kentucky Derby field for Richmond.com and gives his superfecta pick, led by his forecasted victor Mendelssohn coming from the No. 14 post.

Here are five reasons not to miss the event, which will be held on May 5 at Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky. Hum but I think it's a great time obviously for dale Benson and her family because.

After a successful run in the quarterhorse ranks, Baffert switched to thoroughbreds. He would be the first Derby victor to not race at two since Apollo in 1882.

Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman tackles the thought that the 2018 Kentucky Derby could be the "best ever".

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In 1925, NY sports columnist Bill Corum called the Derby the "Run for the Roses" because the winning horse gets draped in a garland of hundreds of red roses.

Baffert will saddle Justify and 30-1 shot Solomini in Saturday's Derby. See for me it's definitely the way you mum muddle the means inside the Bergen record some muddled though man yeah a lot of people are maybe too aggressive with their modeling you lose it too much you just have to kind of take it easy with it and not be so rough it's not it it everything. It is a sublimation, a transference: man, with his admiration for speed and strength, physical power far beyond what he himself is capable of, projects his own desire for physical supremacy, victory, onto the agent - the baseball or football team, the prize fighter. This is the same length as numerous prep races for the Derby (such as the Santa Anita and Arkansas Derbies) but still the longest race most of these fillies have run so far in their lives. He's won all three of his starts by a combined 19 lengths. Monarchos, the victor of the 2001 Kentucky Derby, is the only other horse to win the race in less than 2 minutes.

Justify took the Road to the Triple Crown by storm this year after going unraced in 2017.

In 2006, Barbaro captured the public's imagination with an epic Derby win followed by a heroic fight against injury. The legendary trainer oversaw American Pharoah's historic march three years ago and has built Justify into a superstar in just three races. Then Barbaro came along.

NOLA.com's Jeff Duncan is buying Audible as his Kentucky Derby favorite and the lead horse in his projected trifecta. Only New York-bred in race today - last Empire State victor was Funny Side in 2003.