If you think horse racing experts and handicappers have one up on you this weekend, think again.
The Kentucky Derby, annually held on the first Saturday in May, is the hardest horse race in America to handicap for about a million reasons.
For starters, the Derby features the largest field (20) we'll see all year in a major thoroughbred race. (For the non-horse racing fans, 10 is generally considered a big field for a race so with 20 things get crowded, fast -- kind of like the Yankees' injury report.)
As 3-year-olds, almost all of the horses have raced less than a handful of times in their brief career. All will be racing the mile and a quarter length for the first time in front of 165,000 high-spirited spectators at Churchill Downs screaming their heads off.
I could go on. And on. And on.
But for those planning on throwing a few bucks down, we've come up with a simple and succinct handicapping guide for your betting pleasure. Follow these guidelines and reap the rewards:Full Story >>