Wow, no threads on the big race. Anyhow, my picks were
Friesan Fire (good on the slop)
Pioneerof The Nile
Dunkirk (he stumbled badly after the start)
Friesan Fire grabbed a quarter during the race, which explains why he performed so badly. I was shocked that Mine That Bird, a 50-1 longshot, won! He was flying at the endd, and he was not just passing tiring horses. Good for him and Calvin Borel, his jockey!
I was sad to see top contenders like The Pamplemousse, Old Fashioned, Quality Road, Midshipman, I Want Revenge get sidelined before the Derby.
Mine That Bird was last in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Who would've guessed back then he would win the Derby by daylight? Not me.
PETA was outside the track protesting. I am sure they are disappointed no horses fatally brokedown in the Derby so they could say "we told you so" and bring more attention to their wacko organization.
Equibase chart order of finish: