The Derby almost always has a jarring plot twist, but this was an all-timer. John Velazquez was given the keys to Animal Kingdom and Robby Albarado wound up watching his mount surge to glory on the home stretch with a complete stranger on his back.
A day after announcing that Kentucky Derby favorite Eskendereya is out of the race, trainer Todd Pletcher said star filly Devil May Care is likely to run for the roses Saturday instead of contesting the fillies-only Kentucky Oaks on Friday.
Calvin Borel was seemingly born to ride, but who knew he was destined for stardom? At age 40, the likable Louisianian suddenly finds himself in the home stretch of a long journey that has him poised on the precipice of Triple Crown history.