Kentucky Derby Contenders

With prep races for 2011 Kentucky Derby all but finished, the contenders are beginning to make their final preparations for the Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby is the America’s most original, extravagant springtime racing sports party. Excited about attending the Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs?

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Kentucky Derby contenders are considered to be as the world’s top thoroughbred horses as they line up in one of the major horse racing events in the world of horse racing in general and of the culture of North American horse racing in particular.

The upcoming 137th Kentucky Derby is the thing we all waiting for. The 2011 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 7th (the traditional first Saturday in May), and will be broadcast on NBC at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, its start. The “run for the roses” will be broadcast by NBC, live, as the Twin Spires TV will do.


2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders List

Future betting players have begun learning, reading about and handicapping the leading Kentucky Derby contenders. Of all possible horses and Jockeys in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, there are the contenders with the best betting odds.

Uncle Mo           +525

Dialed In            +405

Soldat                 +1615

Stay Thirsty       +2550

Tobys Corner    +1415

Decisive Moment    +6550

Pants on fire       +3050

Animal Kingdom      +4050

Archarcharch   +1215

Midnight Interlude  +1815

Comma to the top    +4550

Nehro                 +1015

Brilliant Speed     +3050

Master of Hounds    +1615

Twinspired        +5250

Kentucky Derby contenders are pin picked by the race’s organizers in order to level the field, making sure all horses bear an equal chance of winning. This information is very interesting for all by derby future betting lines personals and the 2011 Kentucky Derby futures lines.

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Qualifications for the Kentucky Derby Contenders

The Kentucky Derby specifies strict qualification conditions which the all Kentucky Derby contenders must meet. All horses must be 3 year old thoroughbred horses leveled at grade 1, at the top of their form with sufficient group 1 winnings in past performance to ensure the horse is fit for the race’s level. In addition to the Kentucky Derby contenders qualification needs, on course weight allocation is also subjected to strict rules imposing a weight of 126 lb (57.2 kg) for colts and geldings and 121 lb (54.9 kg) for fillies. At around three months prior to the race, a list of Kentucky Derby contenders is released. The list contains many horses as potential Kentucky Derby contenders but only a small portion of them will actually run the race as horses are being disqualified by the race secretaries or drawn out by trainers and owners due to unsuitable racing conditions. The 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders are yet to be published, but we all expect to see the top groups with their best horses on the track. For more details about the Kentucky Derby 2011 lineup, please click on the image on top.

Top 10 Kentucky Derby Contenders (Rank Contenders Earnings)

1. Uncle Mo $1,260,000

2. Gourmet Dinner $780,000

3. J P’s Gusto (r) $540,000

4. Soldat $510,000

5. Comma to the Top (g) $471,000

6. Rogue Romance $288,000

7. Mucho Macho Man $270,000

8. Stay Thirsty $260,000

9. Jaycito $250,000

10. To Honor and Serve $250,600

11. Santiva $240,254

Laying Kentucky Derby Contenders Forecasts

Many ante-post bettors, horse racing commentators and sportbooks engage in forming a forecast regarding the upcoming Kentucky Derby contenders, a forecast assuming the potential runners to run the race, their potential to win the race and the final odds figures they’ll hold once the race is due. Much the same way race organizers qualify and disqualify Kentucky Derby contenders, horse racing bettors and analysts carefully examine each and every horse aimed at running the race, realizing which are of good value which are an unwise decision and which has the greatest chances of being listed among the Kentucky Derby winners, especially among 2011 kentucky derby top horses.

Future List of Kentucky Derby Contenders

The list of contenders for the 2011 Kentucky Derby is yet to be compiled, as well as the final kentucky derby 2011 lineup

.It will be very interesting to see they 2011 kentucky derby futures top horses on track. However, there are already many horses which are considered as potential Kentucky Derby contenders and horse racing bettors already keep a watchful eye on these horses for future Kentucky Derby betting schemes. Racing Betting Online will promote the 2011 ky derby future betting lines when the time will come.

Top Kentucky Derby Contenders

1    Dialed In

by Mineshaft    4-1    8-1    97    Robert LaPenta

N. Zito/J. Leparoux    Florida Derby, 4/3

1st by a head, 93    Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, 5/7

2    Nehro

by Mineshaft    6-1    2-1f    98    Zayat Stables

S. Asmussen/C. Nakatani    Arkansas Derby, 4/16

2nd by a neck, 98    Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, 5/7

3    Uncle Mo

by Indian Charlie    8-1    7-2    108    Repole Stable

T. Pletcher/J. Velazquez    Wood Memorial, 4/9

3rd by 1 1/4, 92    Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, 5/7

4    Archarcharch

by Arch    10-1    2-1f    98    Robert & Loval Yagos

W. Fires/J. Court    Arkansas Derby, 4/16

1st by a neck, 98    Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, 5/7

5    Toby’s Corner

by Bellamy Road    10-1    2-1f    94    Dianne Cotter

H. G. Motion/E. Castro    Wood Memorial, 4/9

1st by a neck, 94    Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, 5/7