The 2011 Kentucky Derby is up in the air. With no favorite in sight, bettors are clamoring for every bit of information to make their pick more likely to win. What's the longest race the horse has run? How does it do in rain? How has it performed recently?
The most important question: Who will be riding it?
Sport is not the domain of little men—normally. But when horses are involved, every weekend, little men climb up on top and ride them around tracks.
In this year's Kentucky Derby, the jockey on top of the horse will be the difference between winning and losing. Driving one's horse to victory can make little men sports legends.