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Three Things to Look For In a Kentucky Derby Winner

By Derek Simon

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Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez won the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2016 for trainer Doug O’Neill and owners Paul and Zillah Reddam. Photo: Caris Photography

In between e-mails informing me that I “may already have won” a prize of considerable value and those beseeching me to be “a better lover” (I didn’t know the word had gotten out), I often get messages from folks asking me what I think of such-and-such Derby contender.

To be honest, most of the time I have no real opinion. Look, I love horse racing, but it’s not like I spend all my free time analyzing horses that may or may not be in the Derby starting gate.

However, I know folks get a kick out of identifying the Kentucky Derby winner before anybody else does, thus giving them the opportunity to remind folks of that fact on social media every day… hour… minute.

So, here are three things to look for… (more)



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