Kentucky Derby Ticket to Ride

Okay, so you haven’t forgotten that Sunday is Mother’s Day … but there’s something monumental happening on Saturday that just may have slipped your mind …

Why it’s Kentucky Derby Day, of course!

This year marks the 131st Run For The Roses … and we’re not talking about the stampede for Mothers Day flowers. Twenty horses are set to go to the post at Churchill Downs in this year’s Kentucky Derby, with a field full of fabulous longshots:

  • Sort It Out
  • Andromeda’s Hero
  • Sun King
  • Noble Causeway
  • Coin Silver
  • High Limit
  • Flower Alley
  • Greater Good
  • Greeley’s Galaxy
  • Giacomo
  • High Fly
  • Afleet Alex
  • Spanish Chestnut
  • Wilko
  • Bandini
  • Bellamy Road
  • Don’t Get Mad
  • Closing Argument
  • Going Wild

    You’ll find a Seattle Slew of Kentucky Derby information at the venerable Daily Racing Form.

    ESPN will broadcast the race live, along with hours of coverage. If you want to tune in at the last minute, Post Time is 6:04, according to the Racing Form.

    Perhaps it might be a little too late to buy those Kentucky Derby tickets and hop on your private jet. But if you’re the betting type, you don’t even have to go out of your way and head over to your local racetrack or casino sportsbook to wager on the simulcast. The Internet offers a (cough) wealth of opportunities, or so they say …

    I’ll take a trifecta box on High Fly, Spanish Chestnut, and Bandini for two bucks. And a mint julep, too!