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2014 Kentucky Derby Top 10 in Photos

 

As author of The Kentucky Derby Post, it is only fitting that I bring you the first Kentucky Derby 2014 Top 10 in Photos on Horse Racing Nation. Stay tuned as more HRN bloggers reveal their Top 10 Derby horses in photos...

 

#10 -  Chitu 


Going into the Robert B Lewis, Midnight Hawk was in my top ten. In fact, I had Midnight Hawk in front of Candy Boy. But, after the dust settled, I guess you could say that this race changed my mind. 

 

As much as I liked Candy Boy and his performance it should also be recognized that Chitu did not lay down easy and refused to let his stable mate Midnight Hawk get by him in the stretch. In only his third career start Chitu also showed signs that he will be ready for the demanding Kentucky Derby distance. After he crossed the wire he galloped out very strong alongside Candy Boy. So, his runner-up finish in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes has me thinking that we could have witnessed the first graded stakes race of an up and coming star out west. 

 

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I agree with Candy Boy being in the #1 spot, but I don't agree on some of your picks. I don't think Vicar's In Trouble will ever get the distances. I don't have Chitu on my list at all. I guess that is what handicapping is all about though.
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Meet Bryan Brinkmeyer – Chicago, IL

 

Growing up I spent a lot of days in the Bluegrass State. Although I was born and raised north of the mighty Ohio River in Southwest Indiana, I was still next door to thoroughbred racing; Ellis Park, Henderson, KY 

 

Likewise, the first Saturday in May was always a celebrated family event. As my two brothers and I got older the battle for picking the next winner began to heat up. In 2000, I made my inaugural Kentucky Derby appearance. Since then I’ve made it an annaual tradition because there’s no other city or weekend in the racing world like Louisville, KY on Derby Day. 

 

Although the story of a Kentucky Derby winner is legendary, following a champions trail is what The Kentucky Derby Post is all about. The coverage begins when the 2-yr-old preps commence but it does not quit racing until all results are official, the field is set, the picks are made and the roses are worn. But that’s not all because the road doesn’t stop on the First Saturday in May. The elusive quest for the next Triple Crown has reached 35 years so I invite my readers to remain in the saddle through all three legs as we await the next Champion of Champions. Cheers.

 

 

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