thewhimsyturtle: Beware the Revenge of the Fi…

thewhimsyturtle:

Beware the Revenge of the Fifth at the Kentucky Derby today!

🏇  Fun fact:  Post position 5 has produced the most number of Derby winners, and horses starting from post position 5 have the best average finish in Derby history!

This year’s field is full of favorites with unfortunate Derby jinxes!  Audible is this year’s lucky post 5 starter, but he was bred in New York, a state that has bred only one Derby winner ever.  We are rooting for Mendelssohn in post position 14 to become the first European-trained horse and the first UAE Derby champion to win the Derby!  But, if we had to place a bet, we’d put our money on the heavy favorite Justify to break Apollo’s Curse and become the first Derby winner since 1882 that did not race as a two-year-old!

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Space horse = best horse?

Apollo’s Curse has been broken!!  What an amazing run by Justify—third fastest half-mile in Derby history and he still had enough left in the tank to win without any serious challenges down the stretch, all on the wettest day in Derby history!