The Top Horses Contending to Race the 2017 Kentucky Derby

by NBC4 Washington

As the official start of the Triple Crown nears, here's a look at the top 10 highest ranked horses.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Bleacher Report reports:

Kentucky Derby 2017: Race Schedule and Predictions for Top Contenders

Todd Pletcher's Always Dreaming, along with Gunnevera, rode by Javier Castellano, are among the leading contenders for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6.

They will be joined by quality horses such as Girvin, Classic Empire and Irish War Cry. Classic Empire is a precocious talent, but the field is loaded for this leg of the triple crown in 2017.

Here are the schedule details for the race:

Date: Saturday, May 6

Time: 6:34 p.m. ET

TV Info: NBC


Bleacher Report reports:

Kentucky Derby 2017: Highlighting Early Contenders Ahead of Triple Crown Race

The 2017 Kentucky Derby won't take place until May 6, but with the Road to the Derby now completed, it's time to take a look at some of the early contenders ahead of the post draw.

As always, the champions of the Arkansas Derby, Florida Derby and Santa Anita Derby are favoured among punters at this time of the year, and for good reason. Thunder Show, the winner of the UAE Derby, is also steadily climbing the board, but as of right now, the colt is still well behind these three.


The Inquisitr reports:

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