Why the Kentucky Derby is arguably the top horse race in the entire world


April 26th 2018

They call the Kentucky Derby “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” Whoever first said this was spot-on.

Below is a video for last year’s Kentucky Derby through the eyes of West Point Thoroughbreds CEO Terry Finley who had a minority ownership in last year’s Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.

I interviewed Terry Finley after the last year’s Florida Derby for a Derby profile on Always Dreaming for US Racing which can be accessed here:  https://www.usracing.com/news/kentucky-derby-road-to-the-roses/2017-kentucky-derby-contender-profile-always-dreaming

The above profile was one of the top viewed articles on US Racing last year during Derby month.

I could say “little did I know at that time that Always Dreaming would go on to win the Kentucky Derby.” But I volunteered to write that US Racing Derby profile after that Florida Derby performance because I thought he would win. I always hedge just in case you get an unpredictable performance.

The Good News, as my readers can attest, I have been real high of late on a Derby sleeper in “My Boy Jack.” Remember, I liked Lookin’ At Lee as a Derby sleeper last year in my pre-Derby article titled: “Is there a Mine That Bird in the 2017 Kentucky Derby field?” https://www.usracing.com/news/kentucky-derby-road-to-the-roses/mine-bird-2017-kentucky-derby-field

Lookin’ At Lee finished 2nd in last year’s Kentucky Derby at 33-1 odds.

Well, guess who bought minority ownership in My Boy Jack over last weekend? Terry Finley and I will be interviewing him tomorrow for my Derby profile on My Boy Jack.

Early Derby odds for My Boy Jack have ranged from 30-1 to 18-1.

Stay tuned!

If you read my latest US Racing article “Who’s your Daisy in the 2018 Kentucky Derby?” See: https://www.usracing.com/news/kentucky-derby-road-to-the-roses/whos-daisy-2018-kentucky-derby

You will know that this year’s Kentucky Derby should be one of the most exciting!