We’ve already explored some of the important aspects of the Kentucky Derby: the perfect mint julep, clothes, and an enormous, over the top Derby Hat. Now it’s time to take a look at the fundamental reason why people flock to Churchill Downs: the horses.
In this year’s field of twenty, stellar horses like Smarty Jones or Barbaro haven’t emerged. Any horse could win. And while Lookin at Lucky is the morning line favorite at 3-1, the forecast for heavy rains are expected to change everything.
As you gear up for Saturday’s start, here are all of the horses you might want to consider: