Since 2000, seven post-time favorites have won the Preakness. There is no doubt that this year’s post-time favorite will be Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
It’s hard to surmise a scenario where we aren’t talking about yet another pending attempt to end racing’s long wait for the twelfth Triple Crown winner after this year’s Preakness.
Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.
Black Onyx has been scratched from the 139th Kentucky Derby. The field is now down to 19.
Honestly, I can look at the field and find a reason for 15 of the 20 horses to win.
This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system. In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.