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2013 Kentucky Derby Field, Post Positions & Odds

The “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is about to begin on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Churchill Downs Thoroughbred race track inside of Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby is the biggest and most important race for Thoroughbreds and jockeys who are competing for cash rewards and the coveted U.S. Triple Crown. This particular race is rich in tradition and it’s an exciting event.   Here’s a look at the 2013 Kentucky Derby scheduled date and time, along with the field and latest odds.

2013 Kentucky Derby Date, Time & TV Listing

The 2013 Kentucky Derby schedule reveals that NBC will broadcast this event on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Derby Prep will be aired between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Derby Prep and once again at 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Derby Post. The event will be hosted by Tom Hammond and Bob Costas.  There may be a live streaming version of the 2013 Kentucky Derby offered on the NBC Sports website.  We’ll have more info as the race approaches.

Horses that are Expected to Win the Derby

There are some highly favored horses and jockeys who are expected the 2013 Kentucky Derby and they include Orb and jockey J. Valzquez, Revolutionary and jockey J. Castellano and Goldenscents and jockey K. Krigger. These are the three highest rated horses and jockeys who will compete within the derby. Some other picks include Normandy Invasion and Verrazano.

For novice gamblers, the Derby is a fun way to try to win some money.  Selecting a horse to win based on the latest Kentucky Derby odds is not an easy thing to do but this is one reason as to why people attend this world famous horse race.  Here’s the field, post positions, jockeys, trainers and latest odds for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

2013 Kentucky Derby Field & Odds:

Post Position Horse Jockey Trainer *Odds
1 Black Onyx Joe Bravo Kelly Breen 50/1
2 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 30/1
3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher 10/1
4 Golden Soul Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart 50/1
5 Normandy Invasion Javier Castellano Chad Brown 12/1
6 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 15/1
7 Giant Finish Jose Espinoza Tony Dutrow 50/1
8 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O’Neill 5/1
9 Overanalyze Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher 15/1
10 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher 20/1
11 Lines of Battle Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 30/1
12 Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo Eddie Plesa Jr. 15/1
13 Falling Sky Luis Saez John Terranova II 50/1
14 Verrazano John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 4/1
15 Charming Kitten Edgar Pradio Todd Pletcher 20/1
16 Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey 7/2
17 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 20/1
18 Frac Daddy Victor Lebron Kenny McPeek 50/1
19 Java’s War Julien Leparoux Kenny McPeek 15/1
20 Vyjack Garrett Gomez Rudy Rodriguez 15/1

Read on for more info if you are attending this year’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, we’ve got you covered about when to arrive, what to wear, and more!

Information about Churchill Downs

When spectators first arrive to Louisville they should obtain lodging from one of the many hotel establishments within the area and then make their way over to Churchill Downs. This world class race track is located on Central Avenue in southern Louisville. Once spectators arrive at the track they can park outside in the lot and pay an admission fee at one of the gates. The 2013 Kentucky Derby date and time is set for Saturday May 4 with the main event starting around 6:24 p.m. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and other races will begin about 10:30 a.m.

Patrons can enter into most gates but if they plan on spending some time in the infield they should go through Gates 1 or 3. Gate 1 should also be used by guests with reserved grandstand seats. Guests that have reserved Club House seats should go through Gates 10 or 17. Gate 10 also offers a shuttle for patrons using the suites and they can obtain this service once they arrive at the Longfield Parking Lot.

Guests should also keep in mind that security is of the utmost importance and they are restricted from bringing in certain items to the track. Some of the banned items include coolers, cans, tents, alcohol and back packs. The Churchill Downs websites provides patrons with more information about the type of items that are prohibited from being brought into the track area.

Dress Code for the Kentucky Derby

Since the Kentucky Derby is a prestigious and honored event certain guests are expected to look their best for the race. No one will be allowed to wear tennis shoes, jeans, shorts or any type of athletic apparel in the reserved seating area. Clothing that torn, ripped or frayed is not allowed in the track area. Females are expected to wear brightly colored dresses with fashionable hats. Fancy hats are a time honored tradition for women attending this event and all females in attendance is expected (and encouraged) to wear stunning and dramatic head coverings. Seesucker suites and lightly colored sports coats are popular for most men. Go-to navy sports coats are popular as well. Gentlemen also wear lightly colored shirts, fashionable ties and bow ties with accessories. Guests who situated in the infield area will be exposed to the elements and are encouraged to wear regular clothing to the event. Items such as jeans, shorts and t-shirts are permitted in this area only.

You can find more information about this year’s Kentucky Derby horses here at the official KY Derby website!

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