Kentucky Derby 2012: Where Do the Top Contenders Stand?
Bleacher Report - almost 5 years
Tomorrow is the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, and Bodemeister is favored the win the historic, mile-and-a-quarter race at Churchill Downs. Bodemeister is at 4-1 odds to win the race that is billed as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Here is a quick look at the top contenders for America's Race. Bodemeister Odds: 4-1 Position: 6 Jockey: Mike E. Smith Outlook: The sixth position has yielded six winners since 1900, and Smith already has won the race with Giacomo in 2005. Bodemeister never raced as a two-year-old, and no horse has won the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old since 1882. Union Rags Odds: 9-2 Position: 4 Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux Outlook: History bodes well for Union Rags' position, as the No. 4 post has produced the second-most Kentucky Derby winners since 1900 with 10. However, no horse from the No. 4 slot has won the race since Seattle Slew in 1977. Gemologist Odds: 6-1 Position: 15 Jockey: Javier J. Castellano Outlook: Gem
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