Kentucky Derby 2012: Top 10 Reasons Why This Is America's Best Race

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Kentucky Derby 2012: Top 10 Reasons Why This Is America's Best Race

The 138th Kentucky Derby is fast approaching, and for two minutes on Saturday, the entire sports world turns its attention to Churchill Downs. The Run for the Roses is horse racing's grandest stage and makes household names for those lucky enough to win.

By now you know the Derby field, and hopefully you have studied up enough to place your bets.

There are certainly other great races in American sports—The Indianapolis 500, The Daytona 500 and your major marathons. Nothing beats Derby day, however. Here are the top 10 reasons why.

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