The Kentucky Derby has been called the Greatest Show on Earth more than once. Visitors to the derby will see some of the best horses in the world compete for this prestigious title. It is certainly not a guarantee that any horse in this year’s race will win, but the odds are highly in favor of one horse winning. The fields this year are as big and varied as they have ever been, which makes it an exciting race to handicap. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why there are more bets on the favorites than even in previous years:
– This year’s field is larger than ever. The traditional route has always had about eight horses in the top four, but there are now as many as ten in the top four. That gives the jockey and trainer an extra challenge to devise strategies to give each horse a better chance at winning. Many horses will be using different techniques to try to gain a lead or maintain a lead in the stretch run. This adds an extra element of excitement to the race.
– It is a lower classed horse race than normal. This means that trainers and jockeys are not as concerned with classifying a horse as they are making sure they get a top-notch race. This is a good thing because normally, horses who perform well in cheaper races don’t do as well at higher-class events. You can expect a lot of long shots at this year’s race.
How Hard Is It To Beat The Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby is a very tough competition. Four horses who have entered the Derby and have been odds on to win the race are given the official starting gates at Pimco Stadium. From there, the race takes off on a 400 mile journey to the winning post of the Derby. This means that not all four horses who have entered the Derby will win. On the other hand, not all four horses who win will start on pole. Of course, it is more likely that all four horses will finish, but this is still not a guarantee.
The starting gate, which is named for the town of Louisville in which the Derby is held, is guarded by police officers twenty-four hours a day. There are also gates at half courses and three quarter courses, but not always. Sometimes a horse can be dropped from one race to another due to illness or injury. This is especially true when a horse has been disqualified due to a docking.
All of the jockeys have backing from the owner of the stable where they are racing. Sometimes they are even sponsored by the Derby’s organiser. Jockeys sometimes get help from the veterinarian who usually participates in the Derby as well, and they may receive extra compensation for this. So, while the chances of winning are not high, there are many ways for a horse to lose the Kentucky derby.