The 141st Run For The Roses is takes place this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby official start time is 6:24 pm ET. There are several Contenders in the event, including Dortmund, who has been installed as 3/1 Odds to win the Derby.
Dortmund's Record: 6-0-0 in 6 Races. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Jockey: Martin Garcia . Sire: Big Brown. Dam: Our Josephina. Best Beyer Speed: 106
Dortmund drew the 8th slot and is undefeated in his career with 6 wins in 6 races. Dortmund is trained by Bob Baffert, who has 2,555 wins in his career and is 36th of 4032 trainers in wins in 2015 with 33. Bob was inducted to the Hall of fame in 2009 and has won most outstanding trainer (Eclipse Award) 3 times. He also has 3 Kentucky Derby wins with War Emblem in 2002, Real Quiet in 1998 and Silver Charm in 1997. Over all he has sent out 9 winners in Triple Crown races and another 10 in the Breeders Cup.
Riding Dortmund will be Martin Garcia, who comes in with 1312 career wins and is ranked 111th of 1073 jockeys this year in wins with 29. Martin began riding at the age of 14 and his biggest win was at the 2010 Preakness Stakes, while riding Looking at Lucky. That is his only career win in a Triple Crown race and he also has a win in the Breeder's Cup as well. He is the first call to ride for Bob Baffert.
Dortmund has very good speed and is a proven winner. Dortmund won the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, even though he stumbled out the gate a bit, and in his 6 wins in his career he has taken down many a derby contenders. He is a battler, but the question is will he have enough closing speed to take down American Pharoah. The 8th slot is not a bad slot and I feel that this horse will give American Pharoah a very big challenge.
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