It's the big day in US horse racing, the one day of the year when racing is truly in the public eye. Conscious of the stain on the sport when a winner returns a positive test, the powers that be at Churchill Downs have banned trainer Bob Baffert from competing this year, and understandably, that hasn't gone down well. Too bad, how sad... The field this year looks particularly even with only a couple I'd class as having absolutely no hope. As the 12th Man would say, this is harder to pick than a broken nose! ------------------ THE KENTUCKY DERBY presented by Woodford Reserve 1 1/4 miles (~2000m), 3yos, Grade 1 US$3,000,000 Churchill Downs, Saturday May 7 1857 local, 2357 BST, 0857 AEST. 1. Mo Donegal - Todd Pletcher, Irad Ortiz Jr. - narrowly beat today's favourite Zandon in the Remsen Stakes last December, ran third behind White Abarrio and Simplification in the Holy Bull in early Feb. After nine weeks off, he then beat a field with no other Derby runners in the Woo
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