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Art by Jen Ferguson

Twenty 3-year-olds will be running for much more than the $2,000,000 purse in Saturday's 140th Kentucky Derby. The first leg of the Triple Crown is the chance of a lifetime for these colts and one of the most important races of the year in North America.

California Chrome has won four stakes in a row and will go postward as the favorite but the Derby won't be easy- sophomore standouts Wicked Strong, Dance With Fate and Intense Holiday have lined up to face him plus a slew of consistent stakes performers. Who will wear the blanket of roses? The world will find out Saturday evening.

Jenart

$2-million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

Saturday, Churchill Downs, Race 11, Post Time 6:24

1 ¼ miles, dirt, 3-year-olds

Television: NBC coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET

P#

PP

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

ML Odds

1

1

Vicar's in Trouble

Rosie Napravnik

Mike Maker

20-1

2

2

Harry's Holiday

Corey Lanerie

Mike Maker

50-1

3

3

Uncle Sigh

Irad Ortiz Jr.

Gary Contessa

30-1

4

4

Danza

Joe Bravo

Todd Pletcher

8-1

5

5

California Chrome

Victor Espinoza

Art Sherman

5-2

6

6

Samraat

Jose Ortiz

Rick Violette

15-1

7

7

We Miss Artie

Javier Castellano

Todd Pletcher

50-1

8

8

General a Rod

Joel Rosario

Mike Maker

15-1

9

9

Vinceremos

Joe Rocco Jr.

Todd Pletcher

30-1

10

10

Wildcat Red

Luis Saez

Jose Garoffalo

15-1

11

Hoppertunity

SCRATCHED

12

11

Dance With Fate

Corey Nakatani

Peter Eurton

20-1

13

12

Chitu

Martin Garcia

Bob Baffert

20-1

14

13

Medal Count

Robby Albarado

Dale Romans

20-1

15

14

Tapiture

Ricardo Santana Jr.

Steve Asmussen

12-1

16

15

Intense Holiday

John Velazquez

Todd Pletcher

8-1

17

16

Commanding Curve

Shaun Bridgmohan

Dallas Stewart

50-1

18

17

Candy Boy

Gary Stevens

John Sadler

15-1

19

18

Ride On Curlin

Calvin Borel

William Gowan

15-1

20

19

Wicked Strong

Rajiv Maragh

Jimmy Jerkens

6-1

21

20

Pablo Del Monte

SCRATCHED

Image Description

Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

Image Description

Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

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