The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.
Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.
Louisville Metro Police said the death is being investigated as a homicide, but that there appears to be no connection to the race.
At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose Wednesday at Churchill Downs after a powerful storm blew through Louisville.
South Side resident Dave “Rico” Flores might be $100,000 richer if he wins a bet on the Kentucky Derby he won the right to place.