10 (More) Things To Know About This Year’s Kentucky Derby

By tomorrow, the 20 horses expected to start in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday will be on the grounds, as will the hopeful few on the also-eligible list, who will make it into the starting gate in the event of any defections later in the week. Late scratches are not uncommon: In 2009, 2010, and 2011, highly regarded horses—in some cases the favorite—were all scratched in the days leading up to the first Saturday in May—the very reason that entries for also-eligible horses were taken for the first time in 2012.

Later this week I’ll post handicapping and wagering tips from a panel of  public handicappers and turf writers; for now, here are 10 (more) things to know about this year’s Kentucky Derby.

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