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The Kentucky Derby 2019: Possible New Tough Contenders
In every sport there is that one tough contender to beat, well guess what, there is more than one competitor to beat this coming 2019 Kentucky Derby Race.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby Race is fast approaching this 4th of May, and it is expected that the audience can’t wait for this to happen. Not just because they are going to enjoy the said event but also they can win out of their bets. Everyone is excited and also the bettors are on their eyes for who could be the 2019 Kentucky Derby champion. Everyone is preparing for the race, and so are those who are going to be on the race, the horses. The trainers are making their effort just to make their horses well prepared and ready for the coming Kentucky race.
There are a lot of factors that a horse can possibly take home the Kentucky Cup. Considering their speed, the stamina of each horse and even the trainer can be a factor for the possible win. The following list is some possible new tough entry contenders in terms of horse racing that we can expect to be on 2019 Kentucky Derby race.
Accelerate is a 5-year-old stallion that is continuously making noise in the horse racing world. He is an active American Thoroughbred racehorse, best known for winning the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic that leads him to be named as horse of the year. He is owned by Hronis Racing, with the best record of 21: 10-5-5. His breeder is Mike Abaham and he was foaled on May 10, 2013, in Kentucky. Accelerate’s a trainer is John W. Sadler, an American horse trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. In 1979 Sadler got his first win at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco Bay Arena. Accelerate bounded clear of the field he wins $1 million TVG Pacific Classic by more than twelve lengths from Pavel. This horse proved that he is the one to beat in 2019 Pegasus World Cup and might have his entry in the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
Another horse to beat is Audible. A 4 year old racing horse foaled on February 19, 2015, who wins at Florida Derby with a victor of Grade 1 level. With an emphatic 5 ½ length win in Holy Bull Stakes last February 3, 2018, Audible was joined on the top rank of contenders for the Kentucky Derby. After that, he joins in the Kentucky Derby 2018 race and he was one of the leading contenders on the said race and he finishes on third place but then was forced out of action. His trainer is Todd Pletcher who is an American thoroughbred horse trainer who won the Eclipse Award seven times as Trainer of the year, four of these are won in consecutive years. Audible was owned by China Horse Club. Audible’s past performances will give him a big chance of winning again in the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
Justify is probably the one to look out for not just because of his justifying stamina but also his latest achievement. Justify just recently hailed as the thirteenth and most recent winner of the American Triple Crown in 2018 namely Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Justify is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse colt trained by Robert A. “Bob” Baffert who is an American racehorse trainer whose horses have won five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, three Belmont Stakes, and three Kentucky Oaks. Justify’s the owner is the WinStar Farm, which is the majority owner together with China Horse Club who owns Audible, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing. Currently his record 6: 6-0-0 and earns 3.798 million USD. Justify foaled on March 28, 2015. In just a short amount of time Justify proved his edge to be the latest in this years Kentucky race.
- City Of Light
The City Of Light is best known for multiple G1 winning with tremendous speed and an outstanding physical. This racehorse is trained by John Sadler who is also the trainer of Accelerate. The City Of Light is a 5 year old racehorse and was foaled on May 7, 2014. He was trained by Michael McCarthy a multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer who achieved Best Racing Class. City of Light owned by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr. The City Of Light is a son of Quality Road the number one GENERAL SIRE by G1Ws in 2018. He was once beaten by Accelerate back in May but he had won in April over 1 1/8 miles. He also had a wire to wire win in the Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile. With all he has done before added by a champion’s blood running on his body and his great potential, no doubt he is a candidate for winning the 2019 Kentucky race.
Gunnevera is a five year old American Thoroughbred racehorse foaled February 28, 2014, orphaned at an early age. He became the legend juvenile earner from the first crop of Dialed In. His trainer is Antonio Sano who won the Saratoga Special Stakes and Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes in 2016. Gunnevera has a record of 15: 5-3-2. He became a runner up on Breeder’ Cup Classic. Gunnevera ranked third on the last year’s Pegasus World Cup. Gunnevera also makes it sure that he has the edge in this Kentucky Derby race.
This three-year-old American Thoroughbred racehorse may not win the Classic in Kentucky but for his age right he can get better and improved for his next race. His win way back September in Pennsylvania Derby at Parx that change his status in the horseracing that he is not the one to take lightly because he proved in his performance that he is a true quality performer. That alone prove his worth to be a big contender in his another race for Kentucky.
The list provided above of the possible new toughest contender to beat on this year’s Kentucky Derby is just a help for the bettors to decide who’s their best choice to win on the said race. At the end of the day it is everybody’s game but for now, all we have to do is just wait and let the horses work on their fate on this year’s Kentucky race.