Santa Anita Derby 2015: Line Maker Places Odds on 5k Jockeys
Santa Anita Derby 2015: Line Maker Places Odds on 5k Jockeys- The Santa Anita Derby is a classic Grade I race for Kentucky Derby-minded three-year-olds. The 78th running of the Santa Anita Derby is run over a distance of 1-1/8 miles and is one of the biggest races of the day with a $1,000,000 purse. This year’s edition of the Santa Anita Derby will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Santa Anita Park and is an important part of the trail to the Kentucky Derby. In addition to one of the most important prep races on the Kentucky Derby Trail, Santa Anita Park hosts the Derby Day 5k with jockeys such as Victor Espinoza coming in with 12-1 odds.
What to do at the 2015 Santa Anita Derby…
For those who are athletically inclined, the Santa Anita Derby is not the only thing to enjoy at Santa Anita Park on race day. Santa Anita will be hosting a Santa Anita Derby 5K that day, the 21st anniversary of the race. Runners in this 5K actually get to race on the horse track and will take off from an authentic Santa Anita Park starting gate. The 5K is held in conjunction with the Methodist Hospital and The Los Angeles County Arboretum, and it will benefit the Arcadia High School Athletic Boosters, Arroyo and Alhambra High Schools, the Arcadia Historical Museum, and CARMA.
Following the 5K, there will be a post-race party held in the infield. All race participants are invited to stay after the foot race and will be given a free racing program and free Clubhouse admission. Runners will also receive a custom finisher medal and a Derby Day 5K t-shirt with cash prizes presented to the top finishers in each age category. There will also be races held for kids, including a Furlong Race and Homestretch Dash. The races will be held from 6:30 in the morning until noon, and registration and tickets can be found online at DerbyDay5k.com.
Who to bet on in the 2015 Santa Anita Derby…
Santa Anita Derby 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race #8 3:30 PM PT
1 Dortmund 3-5 Garcia/Baffert
2 One Lucky Dane 5-1 Bejarano/Baffert
3 Cross the Line 15-1 Hernandez/Hollendorfer
4 Bolo 4-1 Smith/Gaines
5 Prospect Park 7-2 Desormeaux/Sise, Jr.
6 Bad Read 30-1 Sanchez Gutierrez/O’Neill
A full contingent of Santa Anita-based jockeys will be without mounts as they themselves will do the running in Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Walk and Run.
“We’re going to have more jockeys participating than ever before,” said jockey Aaron Gryder, who was born in nearby West Covina and has more than 3,600 career wins in a career dating back to 1987. “We’re all out here to have fun, but I think the number of jocks participating is a pretty good indicator that we all are living healthier and are much more committed to fitness than maybe we were 20 or 30 years ago.”
The list of committed jockeys, with their probability of winning provided by Santa Anita morning line maker, Jon White, follows:
Saul Arias 15-1
Cheryl Charlton 15-1
Victor Espinoza 12-1
Omar Figueroa 6-1
Martin Garcia 12-1
S. Gonzalez 15-1
Aaron Gryder 10-1
Modesto Linares 12-1
E. Maldonado 12-1
Brayan Pena 15-1
Tiago Pereira 12-1
Iggy Puglisi 15-1
Alex Solis 10-1
Joe Steiner 12-1
Kayla Stra 15-1
Elvis Trujillo 8-1
Drayden Van Dyke 8-1
What to wear to the 2015 Santa Anita Derby…
You will need to have something to change into after the Derby Day 5K to enjoy the horse races that day. Why not try an easy shirt dress? The shirt dress has been one of the biggest styles on the Spring 2015 runways. For a menswear-inspired shirt dress, try a bright button-up. For a classic denim-inspired shirt dress look, try a chambray button-up dress. For a more feminine and colorful approach to the shirt dress, try a grey and yellow striped dress.
Take a break from heels after your 5K run and pair your shirt dress with classic oxfords that compliment the menswear vibe of shirt dresses. Pair your shirt dress and oxford look with a slim and feminine topper to balance out the menswear vibe of the look.
You will look fresh and pretty in your shirt dress style after your big race while you enjoy the the big horse race, the Santa Anita Derby!
Dortmund Expected to Score Again in Santa Anita Derby
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