Kentucky Derby 2018

Kentucky Derby 2018

There is something powerful about the horse.

The personality of the horse is quite different requiring such be treated without fear and respect at the same time.

I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. (Revelation 6:2)

Somehow though it is easy to think God did not mean for mankind to bet on horse races.

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Been years but am brushing up on horses and it is a pleasure.

Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? (Job 39:19)


Opinion Unto Righteousness / Proverbs 18:2 / Timothy Williams
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:51 PM


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(—Have your floral hats handy and your bow ties tightened, ladies and gentleman, because the 143rd Kentucky Derby is sure to excite. The annual horse race, taking place on Saturday, will be filled with fierce contenders — and a handful hoping to beat the odds.

Justify has charged ahead of the team, taking the No. 1 spot with 3-1 odds leading up to the May 5 race. Europe-based Mendelssohn trails closely behind with a 5-1 chance.

Following in the hoofs of crowned Derby winners, Justify will be posting up at gate 7. Six horses have won from the No. 7 post, most recently Street Sense in 2007.

When predicting winners, there are some important stats to remember.

Age matters. A horse that didn’t start competing by age 2 hasn’t won the iconic race since Apollo 135 years ago, The Washington Post reported.

The order also makes a difference. Horses located toward the center of track “often get swallowed up by the stampede to get to the rail” as soon as the gates open, the newspaper added.

Horse trainer Todd Pletcher has a leading four horses in the field: Magnum Moon, Audible, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy. He surpassed D. Wayne Lukas, his 82-year-old mentor, this year as the trainer with the most starters in Derby history with 52.