Kentucky Derby 2010: 136th Run for the Roses

Apr 26, 2010


Saturday will mark the 136th Run for the Roses as twenty majestic horses compete in the the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. For casual horse racing fans, it is the  “unofficial” start of the racing season. So break out your big hats and your mint juleps for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

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Over the years some pretty well-know horses have won this event.  Names like War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Smarty Jones, and Barbaro.  On two occasions the two-minute mark has been broken.  First, in 1973 by Secretariat, who still holds the record at 1:59.40, and again in 2001 by Monarchos at at 1:59.97.

Here’s a look at the field, their positions, and their odds:

1. Lookin At Lucky:  2-1 odds

2. Ice Box:  8-1 odds

3. Noble’s Promise:  10-1 odds

4. Super Saver:  12-1 odds

5. Line of David:  25-1 odds

6. Stately Victor:  25-1 odds

7. American Lion:   25-1 odds

8. Dean’s Kitten:  40-1 odds

9. Make Music for Me:  35-1 odds

10. Paddy O’Prado:  15-1 odds

11. Devil May Care:  8-1 odds

12. Conveyance:  10-1 odds

13. Jackson Bend:  12-1 odds

14. Mission Impazible:  15-1 odds

15. Discreetly Mine:  25-1 odds

16. Awesome Act:  8-1 odds

17. Dublin:  10-1 odds

18. Backtalk:  40-1 odds

19. Homeboykris:  35-1 odds

20. Sidney’s Candy:  4-1 odds

If you’re playing on enjoying some Mint Juleps for the race, here are some recipes.

Food Network 
AllRecipes.com
Drinks Mixer
Cooks.com – Several Recipes

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