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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:04 am 

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First, for the appetizer: The "Run for the Roses" - Kentucky Derby. The first of the 3 stops to Horse Racing's immortality, the Triple Crown. California Chrome took the first 2 legs last year but fell short of the longest (and oldest) of them all, The Belmont. There has not been a winner of the Triple Crown since 1978 when Steve Cauthen rode Affirmed to immortality. Nada in 36 years, so far. "American Pharaoh" is the favorite among this year's entries of, who knows how many.

For the main course: Pacquiao / Mayweather.

For dessert: Pacquiao Victory Ball. Location: Vegas, the RP, and whole planet.

The following are the odds for 2015 Kentucky Derby possible entries: (If you really want a big pay day, bet on the last horse on the list.) :)

Kentucky Derby 2015 odds: favorite American Pharoah comfortable on track

The Associated Press By The Associated Press
on April 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM, updated April 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs.

See the complete Kentucky Derby 2015 odds, with American Pharoah as the favorite, below. This year's Kentucky Derby is May 2.

The likely favorite for the Derby worked five furlongs in 58.40 seconds under Martin Garcia on Sunday. Looking on was Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who arrived from California to supervise, and owner Ahmed Zayat.

The colt has been in Louisville since April 13 after winning the Arkansas Derby by eight lengths.

Baffert says American Pharoah handled his lone workout on the dirt strip well and he looks great.

"He was doing it in hand, but that's the way he works," Baffert said of the move, the fastest of 32 at the distance. "That's how he works in California. He just does things really effortlessly."

American Pharoah takes a four-race winning streak into the Derby. He's won those races by a combined 22 ¼ lengths, all under Victor Espinoza, who will be aboard in the Derby.

Baffert now waits for Wednesday's post-position draw that he called "probably the last stressful moment that we have." He compared his Derby week anxiety to a space launch with onlookers waiting for each booster rocket to fall away in stages, but the three-time Derby winner clearly felt comfortable with his horse's position entering the race.

"He still needs racing luck," Baffert said of American Pharoah. "You have to get a decent post. You need to break well and get the trip. A lot can happen, so I don't really take anything for granted."

Baffert will also saddle another top Derby contender in Dortmund, who arrived at Churchill Downs early Sunday afternoon. Two other California-based runners, Firing Line and Bolo, joined the Santa Anita Derby winner on the flight to Louisville.

American Pharoah, last year's 2-year-old champion, is one of three Derby horses racing for Zayat Stables with different trainers. Zayat finished second in the Derby three times in a four-year span, most recently with Baffert trainee Bodemeister in 2012; but he said he's focused on forward-looking positive thoughts in trying to win the world's most prestigious race.

"It's a dream," said Zayat, who will also run El Kabeir and Mr. Z and trained by John Terranova and D. Wayne Lukas, respectively.

"When you say you want to live the dream, we're living it right now. I don't want to wake up."

American Pharoah 3-1 40-1
Dortmund 7-2 100-1
Carpe Diem 8-1 100-1
Mubtaahij 10-1 200-1
Firing Line 12-1 200-1
Frosted 15-1 150-1
Materiality 15-1 200-1
Upstart 15-1 125-1
International Star 18-1 150-1
Bolo 20-1 175-1
Danzig Moon 20-1 175-1
El Kabeir 30-1 75-1
Far Right 30-1 200-1
Keen Ice 40-1 150-1
Stanford 40-1 200-1
Tencendur 40-1 200-1
War Story 40-1 200-1
Frammento 50-1 200-1
Itsaknockout 50-1 125-1
Madefromlucky 50-1 175-1
Mr. Z 50-1 150-1
Ocho Ocho Ocho 50-1 200-1

The Glantz-Culver Future Book Odds is a graded line to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby for horses with current odds of 50-1 or less.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:08 am 

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I like Dortmund, the other Baffert horse.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:09 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:29 am 

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Millions of Dollars will be waste out if you bet with Floyd Mayweather Jr. lol. If I just have the guts to bet I will but I'm to cheer for my countryman Manny Pacquiao.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:38 am 
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Pacquiao should go with breeding horses.. Name them with all the famous boxers he beat

once you go MAC you'll never go BACK

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