It's that time of year again! In a little over two days, the fastest, and greatest, as they say, two minutes in sports will begin and end for another year. The celebrities have already turned out for the pre-Derby festivities and you can be certain that when Derby day arrives, they'll be out in full force.
Last year, the weather played a major role in the Derby. Near flood conditions plagued the track but the horses and jockey's got out and gave it their all to give sports and Derby fans a wild race. This year, race fans are hoping for a dry day and dry track.
Last year, I wrote a bit about the history behind the Kentucky Derby so I won't go into that again this year. Instead, I'll simply list the post positions and say I wish the Derby goers a sunny day of excitement.
So, pick your horse, place your bets, put on your massively gaudy hat, grab your Mint Julep and sit back and get ready for the 137th annual Run for the Roses!
2011 Kentucky Derby Post Positions
01 - Archarcharch, Jon Court (jockey), Jinks Fires (trainer), 10-1 (odds)
02 - Brilliant Speed, Joel Rosario (jockey), Tom Albertrani (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
03 - Twice the Appeal, Calvin Borel (jockey), Jeff Bonde (trainer), 20-1 (odds)
04 - Stay Thirsty, Ramon Dominguez (jockey), Todd Pletcher (trainer), 20-1 (odds)
05 - Decisive Moment, Kerwin Clark (jockey), Juan Arias (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
06 - Comma to the Top, Pat Valenzuela (jockey), Peter Miller (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
07 - Pants on Fire, Rosie Napravnik (jockey), Kelly Breen (trainer), 20-1 (odds)
08 - Dialed In, Julian Leparoux (jockey), Nick Zito (trainer), 4-1 (odds)
09 - Derby Kitten, Javier Castellano (jockey), Michael J. Maker (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
10 - Twinspired, Mike Smith (jockey), Mike Maker (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
11 - Master of Hounds, Garrett Gomez (jockey), Aidan O'Brien (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
12 - Santiva, Shaun Bridgmogan (jockey), Eddie Kenneally (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
13 - Mucho Macho Man, Rajiv Maragh (jockey), Kathy Ritvo (trainer), 12-1 (odds)
14 - Shakleford, Jesus Castanon (jockey), Dale Romans (trainer), 12-1 (odds)
15 - Midnight Interlude, Victor Espinoza (jockey), Bob Baffert (trainer), 10-1 (odds)
16 - Animal Kingdom, Robby Albarado (jockey), Graham Motion (trainer), 30-1 (odds)
17 - Soldat, Alan Garcia (jockey), Kiaran McLaughlin (trainer), 12-1 (odds)
18 - Uncle Moe, John Velazquez (jockey), Todd Pletcher (trainer), 9-2 (odds)
19 - Nehro, Corey Nakatani (jockey), Steve Asmussen (trainer), 6-1 (odds)
20 - Watch Me Go, Rafael Bejarano (jockey), Kathleen O'Connell (trainer), 50-1 (odds)
The Kentucky Derby runs on May 7, 2011.