Kentucky Derby- Preview: “The Run for the Roses”

The countdown to the 2010 Kentucky Derby starts now with some of the favorite horses on list. While some people choose their horses by their names, numbers, or the color of the clothes of the riders, most people are collecting as much information as possible about the horses. Many also read the views of racing experts, since the reasons behind their views are usually better than a favorite color, even if you disagree with their choices. Much of the appeal of the Kentucky Derby and, of course, its growing attraction for international tourism, is that it is a classic.

This race has been celebrated each year since 1875, when the Churchill Downs was built. There are many who wait all year just to see the best horses in the country run, betting at least $ 100, and allowing their attention to run alongside the most exciting minutes of this sport. For the experts, four of the favorites on their list are Lookin at Lucky, Sidney’s Candy, Ice Box and Endorsement, who could surprise in the Derby since Eskendereya is out of the race due to an injury in one of his front legs.

On the one hand, Sidney’s Candy is without doubt one of the favorites to win this edition of the Kentucky Derby. His tremendous campaign in California led him to the Triple Crown with the label of favorite and silenced many of those who thought he was only good on synthetic track. His three last victories in the Santa Anita, San Felipe and San Vicente Derbies definitely placed him as one of the favorites to win the race. On the other hand, Lookin at Lucky, who is the two-year champion, remains the undisputed leader of a generation. This horse is trained by Bob Baffert and has been a favorite for his great speed and performance during the last two seasons; this year he has placed in 1st at the Rebel Stakes and 3rd in the Santa Anita Derby. Then comes Ice Box, who is one of the real closers of the bunch.

Trained by Nick Zito, Ice Box took his last triumph at the Florida Derby on March 20th. His efforts at the Gulfstream Park also earned him a reputation as a strong closer for the Kentucky Derby. Ice Box has won 3 of 7 starts and is in sixth place of the Derby’s graded stakes earnings list with $457,500.

Last comes Endorsement, who is trained by Shannon Ritter. Endorsement surprised during the preliminaries of the Derby 2010 at the Sunland Track, which is the second most important race and is used as preparation for the Kentucky Derby on May 1st. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Endorsement astonished the favorite Conveyance and won by three bodies.

With this victory, Endorsement won a place in the Kentucky Derby and left no doubts about his chances in the “Run for the Roses”. Before this victory he won at Oakland Park as well. Both Ice Box and Endorsement have proven their capability of beating solid fields and great opponents.

The 2010 Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday May 1st at 6:14PM ET at Churchill Downs. We hope that this Kentucky Derby will prove as exciting for its bettors and followers as it is for us. Note: Breaking news, Endorsement is out of the Derby due to a leg fracture. About the Author Ally White is a top senior copy writer on Horse Racing and sports action for the sportsbetting www.instantactionsports.com/. Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety on your site, make sure to leave all links in place and do not modify any of the content. .