Kentucky Derby 2011: Horses Contending 137th Annual Kentucky Derby Race
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Kentucky Derby 2011: Horses Contending 137th Annual Kentucky Derby Race

List of horses contending for 2011 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.

Saturday, May 7 is when the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby takes place where 16 horses will be contending for the top prize in horse racing. Listed here are the elite Thoroughbred horses that will race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky the first Saturday in May. Do you have a horse that's an early favorite to win the "Run for the Roses"?

Each contender is listed along with the owner, trainer, and jockey. 

2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders:

  1. Animal Kingdom (owned by Team Valor International; trained by H. Graham Motion; Alex Garcia, jockey)
  2. Anthony's Cross (owned by ADK Racing; trained by Eoin Harty; Joel Rosario, jockey)
  3. Brethren (owned by WinStar Farm, LLC; trained by Todd Pletcher; Ramon Dominguez, jockey)
  4. Decisive Moment (owned by Just for Fun Stables; trained by Juan Arias; Kerwin Clark, jockey)
  5. Dialed In (owned by Robert LaPenta; trained by Nick Zito; Julien Leparoux, jockey)
  6. JP's Gusto (owned by Gem, Inc.; trained by Joe Petalino; Joe Talamo, jockey)
  7. Mucho Macho Man (owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Dream Team Racing Stable; trained by Kathy Ritvo; Rajiv Maragh, jockey)
  8. Pants on Fire (owned by George & Lori Hall, trained by Kelly Breen; Anna Napravnik, jockey)
  9. Premier Pegasus (owned & trained by Myung Kwon Cho; Alonso Quinonez, jockey)
  10. Santiva (owned by Tom Walters; trained by Eddie Kenneally; Shaun Bridgmohan, jockey)
  11. Soldat (owned by Harvey Clarke & W. Craig Robertson, III; trained by Kiaran McLaughin; Alan Garcia, jockey)
  12. Stay Thirsty (owned by Repole Stable; trained by Todd Pletcher; Ramon Dominguez, jockey)
  13. The Factor (owned by Fog City Stable & George Bolton; trained by Bob Baffert; Martin Garcia, jockey)
  14. To Honor and Serve (owned by Live Oak Plantation; trained by Bill Mott; John Velazquez, jockey)
  15. Uncle Mo (owned by Repole Stable; trained by Todd Pletcher; John Velazquez, jockey)
  16. Watch Me Go (owned Gilbert Campbell; trained by Kathleen O'Connell; Luis Garcia, jockey)

A few of the horses have the same jockey named, but this list of horses racing at the Kentucky Derby comes from their official web site. Trainer, Todd Pletcher, trains Uncle Mo, Brethren and Stay Thirsty. Uncle Mo is the favorite to win the Derby, according to numerous expert picks.

Coverage of the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby from Louisville airs Saturday, May 7, 2011 on NBC at 5:00 p.m, EDT. The Kentucky Derby Red Carpet special begins earlier at 4:00 p.m, EDT for a sneak peek at the social atmosphere, parties, personalities, and drinks.


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I think I will go with Soldat and Decisive Moment for the run for the roses....

Interesting write ..Thanks Heather.voted up