FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER COUNTIES -- Put on your fanciest hat, pour a mint julep and get ready for the run for the roses: Orb has been established as the favorite for Saturday’s 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Where Will You Watch The Kentucky Derby?View Results
Where Will You Watch The Kentucky Derby?
At home with mint julep in hand16%
At home, but no mint julep for me37%
Any place I can wear my fabulous hat4%
At a Kentucky Derby Party21%
Sports bar or some other hangout9%
Watch TV after this winter? Forget it!12%
Is the Kentucky Derby comparable to the Super Bowl for you? Are you glued to TV, waiting to see the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs? Do you tear up as the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home?" Vote in our poll!
Television coverage begins at 11 a.m. Saturday on the NBC Sports Network and moves at 4 p.m. to NBC. Post time is 6:24 p.m. A post-race show will air at 7 p.m. on NBCSN.
Joel Rosario will be the jockey for Orb, which is trained by Shug McGaughey. Orb drew the 16th post position.
Verrazano, which drew post position 14, is another favorite. Verrrazano won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 6 and is trained by Todd Pletcher. John Velazquez is the jockey.
Normandy Invasion, Goldencents, Revolutionary, Itsmyluckyday, Overanalyze, Mylute, Java’s War and Vyjack are some of the other top contenders, according to morning line.
The complete list of entries is available on the Kentucky Derby website.