Saturday marks the 138th running of The Kentucky Derby, one of the World's most prestigious Horse Races held annually at Churchill Downs. This year looks to be a tough match reuniting three of the top four Finishers in last Fall's two-year-old Championship-deciding Breeder's Cup Juvenile: Hansen, Union Rags and Dullahan. Hansen went on to be named 2011's top two-year-old Horse in the U.S.
Despite coming fourth in that Key Race last Fall, Dullahan has turned the tables on Hansen, beating him last time in a key Prep Race, The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes mid-April. Meanwhile, Union Rags who widely is considered a threat to win it all, comes of a lackluster third-place finish in the Florida Derby late March to Take Charge Indy, who just might be peaking right in-time for this Saturday's Match.
Another one to look out for is Bodemeister, who just began racing in California in January. In mid-April he won The Arkansas Derby, destroying his Opponents easily. Above this, Toronto will be represented by Prospective, who began his Career last Summer at Woodbine Racetrack and achieved some success in Florida over the Winter winning The Tampa Bay Derby against easier.
Celebrities love The Kentucky Derby and expected to attend this year are the likes of Max Adler, Kate Upton, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kid Rock, Andre Agassi, Tom Brady, Mary J. Blige, Brad Garrett, David Arquette, The Band Perry, Danny Glover, Fred Willard, Jonathan Kite, Jason Aldean, Star Jones, Kellan Lutz, Ashton Kutcher, Cyndi Lauper, Miranda Lambert, Nick Lachey and many more!
Click here to check out the complete Field for The 138th Kentucky Derby. Who is your pick to win it all?
NBC airs The Kentucky Derby 5 to 7 PM EST on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
(Photo credit: Breeders Cup)