It's Derby Day!


One of my favorite days in May is the day of the Kentucky Derby. I know I've talked about it before - but I thought I'd share my picks for the race again this year.

1.) Stay Thirsty

2.) Mucho Macho Man

3.) Dialed In

Stay Thirsty (pictured at top) has good positioning - coming out of the 4th gate - and his trainer, Todd Pletcher, trained last years derby winner. Stay Thirsty was originally bought by the LaPenta/Zito team and flipped for a profit to Mike Repole. It's been quoted that Zito regrets selling Stay Thirsty... and I think all of those are good signs even if the horse is 20-1 (as of May 6.)

Mucho Macho Man has higher odds 12-1 (as of May 6) but pulled a lower position - #13. His trainer thinks the #13 is lucky though... so maybe it will work for her. If he wins - he'd be the youngest horse to win the derby.

Dialed In (pictured to the left) is the favorite. And I hate choosing favorites. He's 4-1 (as of May 6) and is positioned well at gate 8. Nick Zito is his trainer. Zito is a favorite of mine.

So get out your hats and drink a julep!

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.

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