Ride On Curlin is one of the middle of the pack horses in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. The current odds for Ride On Curlin make the horse just on the outside of the major 2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders on this day before the race. The Kentucky Derby will begin at 6:24pm EST Saturday from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Current Odds: 16-to-1
Morning Line: 15-to-1
Ride On Curlin is trained by William Gowan, known to the horse racing world as "Bronco." Ride On Curlin, runner of nine races to date, has picked up a couple of victories, second place finishes and taken third several times. Ride On Curlin is the model of consistency and has cashed for horse bettors in all five of his graded stakes races.
The horse finished second in the Arkansas Derby and is being ridden by Calvin Borel Saturday at the Kentucky Derby. Borel rode Ride On Curlin to both of its victories. Borel has three Kentucky Derby's to his name.
Ride On Curlin has raced three times at Churchill Downs and this time will look to get the biggest victory in the sports. Yet, the horse doesn't have a victory to his name of anything longer than six furlongs. Ride On Curlin is a very experienced horse and having Borel as the jockey only makes this a very solid bet.
Marco's Kentucky Derby Wrap Up
Marco D'Angelo, from Pregame.com gives his final thoughts on what to look for in the Kentucky derby, which takes plays on Saturday (5/03/14).
Kentucky Derby Facts
— The biggest "longshot" was in 1913 when Donerail paid out at 91.45-1 odds.
— The highest attendance ever was in 1974 with 163,628 people (2009 was 153,563).
— An "official" Mint Julip at the Kentucky Derby is made with "Early Times" whiskey.
— New York sports columnist Bill Corum coined the phrase "Run for the Roses."
Kentucky Derby Records
Winning Jockey: Both Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack have recorded five wins each. For Arcaro you need to travel back to 1938 (final win was in 1952) for his first of five wins and for Hartack back to 1957 (final win was in 1969).
Winning Trainer: Ben A Jones worked together with jockey Eddie Arcaro spanning from 1938 to 1952 and collected a total of six wins at the Kentucky Derby.
Winning Owner: Over a course of 27 years, Calumet Farm had a total of eight Derby wins (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958).
Winning Length: There is a tie between two horses from the 1940s, Whirlaway and Assault. Both captured the Kentucky Derby with a margin of eight lengths (1941 for Whirlaway and 1946 for Assault).
Winning Time: Probably one of the most famous horses in history, Secretariat, is the holder of this record. In 1973 he ran the Derby in 1:59:40 and is the only horse to ever run the 11/4 mile race in under two minutes.
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