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!
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!