On Saturday they will be running the 137th edition of the Kentucky Derby and I am picking Soldat (12 to 1) to win the race. Dialed In is the favourite at 4 to 1 and will likely attract the most attention by those who choose to wager on the event with Uncle Mo being a late scratch from the race. My parents are big horse racing fans, and as such I have always had a fleeting interest in the sport. The Bleacher Blog likes Midnight Interlude to win the race at 10 to 1, but I don't like horses without much race experience.
I have several fond memories of watching horse races with my family, be it on television or at Woodbine race track in Toronto. The Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, and eventually a horse is going to capture that title again. 2011 doesn't look like a good year for a Triple Crown.