Editor's Note--The first Friday in May. They have a female horsie race called the Kentucky Oaks. The first Saturday in May? They have a male and female horsie race called the Kentucky DERBY. Although there are only males in the race this year. Oh they've been doing these races once a year. For 138 YEARS. Grab your mint juleps, bust out your finest hat, and get singing "My Old Kentucky Home", because its time for one of the biggest horsie weekends of the year!! And who better to guide us through such a weekend? Why, Large Richard, of course. When last we heard of him, he was dropping us an EASY winner in the UNDER in the NCAA Championship game a little over a month ago. Go Big D! Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!--R.B.
"The most exciting 2 minutes in sports" is what they call the Kentucky Derby. Its pretty hard to argue with that. But lets first get to the girls. At 5:45 pm eastern TODAY, the 138th Kentucky Oaks is pretty wide open. We're going to go for a nifty longshot and say #3 SUMMER APPLAUSE at 15-1 will take the big prize. And to be safe, lets put a #2 GRACE HALL with #3 SUMMER APPLAUSE in an exacta box (If it comes 2-3 or 3-2 you win). Good luck players.
Saturday? Well, there's this thing called the Beyer Ratings. Its basically a measure of speed and performance for a horse's race. It was developed by a cat named Beyer way back in the '60s. Well the Beyer numbers can range from 0 (not good) to something like 130 (insanely good). If you have a horse that runs a 100 or better Beyer number, you got a nice horse. I think Mr. Beyer had the Kentucky Derby in mind when formulating his formula.
Well, people are going back and forth about this Derby as saying how soooo many horses can win. If you think a horse can only win, IF, it has run a 100 or better Beyer, then it makes it a lot simpler. Wanna know how many have run a 100+ Beyer in this Kentucky Derby? 4 horses. That's it. #6 BODEMEISTER, #8 CREATIVE CAUSE, #10 DADDY NOSE BEST, and #16 EL PADRINO.
To whittle it down nice and simpler, why dont we take from those 4, the horses that have run here at Churchill Downs, cause its a bit of a tricky track. That leaves us with 2. CREATIVE CAUSE and DADDY NOSE BEST.
So we will say, #8 CREATIVE CAUSE to win the 138th Kentucky Derby. We'll say #10 DADDY NOSE BEST to be close. So to be safe, an 8-10 Exacta Box, is in the cards. For those who want to swing for the fences and bet a triple or a superfecta, we will put 4 horses in a box for you. 8-10-14 HANSEN -18 SABERCAT. May the horses be with you.
So today 11th race Churchill Downs, the 138th Kentucky OAKS: #3 SUMMER APPLAUSE to win, and a #2-#3 exacta box. Tomorrow in the Kentucky Derby, the 138th "Run for the Roses": #8 CREATIVE CAUSE to win, #8-#10 (DADDY NOSE BEST) exacta box. And for the daring, a trifecta box (top 3 finishers) of 8-10-14 (HANSEN) -18 (SABERCAT), and a superfecta box (top 4 finishers) with the same numbers, 8-10-14-18. Good luck and god bless. And enjoy the clip below, and if you aren't charged up by the 2 minute mark, you are dead.