Top 5 Worst Kentucky Derby Winners of the 2000s: 2018 Edition

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Now on the outside looking in, Derby also-eligible Blended Citizen (Proud Citizen) couldn't be looking any better physically for two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill. Seven of the entrants have had five or fewer races.

His connections also have excellent credentials outside of the 2015 Kentucky Derby. And it's going to great lengths to let the world know it.

The 144th edition of the mile-and-a-quarter race for three-year-old thoroughbreds is expected to attract more than 150,000 spectators. He struggled in an off-the-board Preakness effort before finishing third in the Belmont.

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Heavy has ranked the top contenders, and the horses are listed in order of least to greatest chance to win the Kentucky Derby.

Excited as Lukas is to be back with Bravazo, he is even more encouraged about the 2-year-old prospects he has coming up. "He's already raced successfully in America and in Dubai so he's a horse that obviously travels well and has a lot of travel experience". If you transported those horses back to, say, 1990, a number of trainers would tell you there's no way those horses could have been fit enough to run 1 1/4 miles. Don't forget, Good Magic's third start of his 2-year-old campaign resulted in a terrific 4 ¼-length win in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, a race in which Bolt d'Oro finished a distant third. American Pharoah was one of Baffert's four wins in the Run for the Roses and since 2009, Zayat Stables has three runner-up finishes in America's most famous race. Apollo, the 1882 victor, is the last and only horse to win the Derby after not competing as a two-year-old. "25 years down the road, you're like, 'wow'".

In 2006, Barbaro captured the public's imagination with an epic Derby win followed by a heroic fight against injury.

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One of the renowned trainer's two entrants, Solomini, will start from the only spot (No. 17) yet to ever yield a Kentucky Derby victor.

Barbaro was put down by his owners eight months later, unable to overcome the complications he had suffered after the accident. ". When the right horse comes along, it will happen".

In my opinion, Justify is poised to work out a ideal trip stalking #3 Promises Fulfilled and #4 Flameawaythrough the early stages of the race. Since Andrew Beyer debuted his speed figures 26 years ago, 24 Derby winners earned a Beyer figure of at least 95 or better before the first leg of the Triple Crown. The horse made the cover of Sports Illustrated and was photographed by U.S. fashion magazine Vogue.

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Always Dreaming was the 2017 Derby victor.

"I would've never dreamed of being-until I went to the Kentucky Derby and I said 'I want to do this, '" said LeBlanc. Mott was the youngest trainer ever inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame and held the record for most wins by a trainer at Churchill Downs until Dale Romans edged past him a year ago.

The morning-line favorite, at 3-1, is Justify, a Scat Daddy colt trained by Bob Baffert, who already has three Kentucky Derbys and one Triple Crown to this credit.

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