Gather round horse racing fans! The 142nd Kentucky Derby gets underway on May 7 at 6:34 p.m. EST, as 20 horses race for the roses in the first leg of the American Triple Crown. Will early favorite Nyquist win the $2 million purse? Click here to watch the live stream and find out!
They’re at the starting gate! The prestigious Kentucky Derby kicks off the American Triple Crown on May 7, as 20 horses go head-to-head to emulate the success of American Pharaoh at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. All the smart money is on 3-1 favorite Nyquist, but will he romp home to victory? Click down for the live stream to find out!
If Nyquist does manage to win the Triple Crown this year, it’ll be the second time in history that feat has been achieved in consecutive years. In 1977 Seattle Slew won the Kentucky, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes and a year later it was Affirmed who swept the board.
But this year it seems to be a much more competitive race, with a number of fancied horses vying for the top prize. Nyquist has shown great from going into the race, with a Florida Derby win and a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile first-place, but this is a completely different scenario.
Nyquist, with jockey Mario Guiterrez in tow, is the hot favorite, but he will be pushed close by Exaggerator, who is the 8-1 second favorite. But Nyquist is 7 wins from 7 races, so he’s yet to taste defeat and will love the Churchill Downs course.
We cannot wait for the Kentucky Derby, and all we ask for is a great race that’s neck and neck until the final sprint, as well as horses and jockeys making it safely through the track.
HollywoodLifers, are you going to watch the Kentucky Derby? Will you putting on a bet? Who is your money on to win? Tell us your predictions below!