2022 Kentucky Derby

Today is the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, and because this year it falls on the same weekend as Mother's Day and a birthday party I can't get out of, I'll be missing out on the festivities (unlike last year, where my Kentucky Derby party had record attendance as we all reveled in the joy of openly violating COVID laws). The big story this year, of course, is legendary owner Bob Baffert enduring year one of his two year ban for the Medina Spirit controversy (he at the very least outlived the horse). One notes I actually made a disqualification joke last year referencing the 2019 Derby controversy, so I will keep the streak going.

However as always I will at least quickly run down who I would bet on, if I was betting which I wasn't (note the odds will likely change by the time this post goes up):

Win: White Abarrio (10-1)
Place: Messier (8-1)
Show: Zandon (3-1)
Super-trifecta 4th place: Tawny Port (30-1)
Super-trifecta 4th place after the disqualification: Epicenter (7-2)