In order to ensure that the Kentucky Derby would match the tone of the high society races in Europe, women needed to be there, so in an effort to get women to the track the organizers made a decision to implement the high-end "full morning dress code" to all who came to the race.
The quest for the Triple Crown starts Saturday for the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby field, and if you can spare two minutes Saturday, you don't want to miss the annual run for the roses.
Justify is this year's favorite at 3-1 odds and will be running out of the seventh gate. Since 1937, the 61 who have entered the Derby without a race under their belts by the age of 2 have all lost and only eight of the 61 finished in the money, The Wall Street Journal reports. The closer is trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, a three-time Derby victor and Keith's brother.
The rain has not let up all Saturday for the Kentucky Derby. You can also use the site to place bets on who you think will take the three top spots - win, place and show - at this year's Derby.
But a couple of things cast doubt on Mendelssohn: Though he's won a race in the United States, he's Irish-trained, and European-trained horses have been non-winners in the Kentucky Derby. "You're going to have to have some luck". The weather for some was a disappointing twist after forecasters had for a week been promising ideal weather on Derby Day.
The Kentucky Derby will air on NBC from 2:30 p.m. through 7:20 p.m. ET.
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"What I really like about his last two races is he showed diversity in his running style", said Todd Pletcher, the two-time Kentucky Derby victor who trains Audible.
Pletcher's Audible was the co-third choice at 6-1 with Mendelssohn on Friday. And horses coming over from Dubai after the UAE Derby?
Magnum Moon, a three year-old horse, is owned by Robert and Lawana Low who own Prime Trucking. Along with Justify, this colt will attempt to put the "curse of Apollo" to the test this year since Curlin started in the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
History would be written if Ireland-based Mendelssohn pulls off a victory.
Also in the mix are Audible and Bolt d'Oro, who are both 8/1, respectively.