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Kentucky Derby lineup for this Saturday

Adrian Holman

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This race is the first jewel in the quest to win the Triple Crown. A horse must win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes within about a month in order to go down as one of the best in horse racing history.


The Kentucky Derby traditions are different than any other horse race in the world. Spectators sit in the stands and drink mint juleps leading up to the race. The strange part about the Kentucky faithful is that they love watching horses go fast around the track every year, but they continue to have an affinity toward turtles.

Nevertheless, here is the lineup for the Kentucky Derby.

1. Mo Donegal

2. Happy Jack

3. Epicenter

4. Summer is Tomorrow

5. Smile Happy

6. Messier

7. Crown Pride (JPN)

8. Charge It

9. Tiz the Bomb

10. Zandon

11. Pioneer of Medina

12. Taiba

13. Simplification

14. Barber Road

15. White Abarrio

16. Cyberknife

17. Classic Causeway

18. Tawny Port

19. Zozos

21. Rich Strike

Ethereal Road was supposed to be at #20 along with Rattle N Roll at #22, but both were last-minute scratches due to injuries. Even with two horses out, twenty horses will still have a chance to win the Kentucky Derby.

The best part about the Kentucky Derby lineup is the names that the owners make up for their horses. The four names that I like the most are Happy Jack, Messier, Tiz the Bomb, and Cyberknife. Please let me know what is your favorite horse names in the comments.

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