Kentucky Derby Picks: Smart Selections for First Race of Triple Crown

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Kentucky Derby Picks: Smart Selections for First Race of Triple Crown
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The Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., is the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes, which are dirt tracks as well, follow the race in Louisville.

A horse has to win all three races in order to win the Triple Crown. Eleven horses have ever done that. The last time was in 1978.

The run over 1-1/4 miles at Churchill Downs is by far the most famous horse race in the country and the trainers and owners usually focus on winning, if not all three, then just the Kentucky Derby.

The 20 horses in the race have different styles of running and each has its own strong and weak spots.

The following is a list of five horses I think possess more than the others to finish the greatest two minutes in the world first.

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