KENTUCKY DERBY: WHO CAN GO THE DISTANCE?
The Kentucky Derby routinely attracts 20 horses, even though more than half the field often has little chance of winning. The prestige of having a Derby runner is too much to resist for owners and trainers, so the starting gate will once again be full for the 141st run for the roses on May 2 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Most of the three-year-old colts will be running 1-1/4 miles for the first time, setting up a guessing game as to which ones can handle the challenge and chaotic conditions the best.
Here are five entries to watch: